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Snorkeling

Caye Caulker snorkeling is world class! From your first glimpse underwater, you are in a totally different world - brightly colored fish, sponges, corals, and other creatures everywhere! We offer it all and at very competitive prices. Thousands snorkel our reef and surrounding areas every year and all have wonderful comments when they leave.

 
SCUBA Diving

You can get certified for scuba diving right here on Caye Caulker. It takes about 4 days - imagine taking your classes at the beautiful Belize Barrier Reef! Several dive shops on Caye Caulker offer both PADI and NAUI certification classes and diving at a variety of beautiful sites by day and at night. Typical trips include diving the walls in the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Turneffe Islands, Half Moon Caye, Long Caye at Lighthouse Reef and other locations on the Belize Barrier Reef.

 
Manatee Tour

Manatee TourThe Manatee (or Sea Cow) is a beautiful, friendly creature. Tours from Caye Caulker take you to visit these docile creatures, in their natural habitat. You can get great pictures as they surface right next to the boat. Manatees are found in many areas in Belize, but Swallow Caye off Belize City nearly always has a good concentration of them.

 
Fishing

FishingWhether you prefer fly-fishing for bonefish, permit or tarpon in the shallows, trolling for barracuda inside the Belize Barrier Reef or going for the big ones out in the blue (the deep ocean), you will find expert Caye Caulker fishing guides to take you to just the right spots.

 
Wind Surfing

For most of the year, Caye Caulker has a robust east wind blowing, making it an ideal place for wind surfing. A large number of avid wind-surfers have arranged their lives to spend several weeks or months here each year. Others come as novices, learn to wind surf and join them.

 
Maya Ruins Tour

Mayan RuinsNo trip to Belize is complete without a visit to a Maya Ruin. Tours leave from Caye Caulker across to the mainland through a a beautiful mangrove lagoon and into the village of Bomba. From there you board a van to Altun Ha, Belize's most famous Maya ruin. Or, you can go by boat via the New River to Lamanai, a beautiful ruin set in the rainforest amongst orchids and howler monkeys.

 
Shopping

Caye Caulker offers nearly two dozen gift shops for your shopping pleasure. A wide variety of gifts, clothes, souvenirs, and t-shirts are available.

 
Dining

diningCaye Caulker has 25 restaurants offering Belizean and international cuisine, including fresh seafood with lobster, conch and red snapper being seasonal specialties. Also available are Belizean beef steaks, other meats and fresh fruits and vegetables, and home made bread and other bakery items.

 
Dancing

Dancing is a favorite nighttime sport on Caye Caulker. Holiday celebrations and fundraisers always include dancing, sometimes to live music.

 
Birdwatching/Nature Walks

Expert tour guides offer guided walks to look at birds. There are over 100 species found on the Caye, some of which are rarely seen elsewhere. The white-crowned pigeon, rufous-necked wood-rail, and black catbird are commonly seen here. Other creatures may be encountered on these nature walks, such as, the saltwater crocodile.

 
2012 Placenia Lobsterfest Photography
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"Dramatic" New Maya Temple Found, Covered With Giant Faces
"...Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar. Long since lost to the Guatemalan jungle, the temple is finally showing its faces to archaeologists, and revealing new clues about the rivalrous kingdoms of the Maya...." See on www.readability.com
 
Scientists Discover New Threats to Corals

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Scientists Discover New Threats to Corals - Most corals thrive only in shallow waters, where there is enough light for them to grow. But the rapid rise in sea level, due to the melting of polar ice, is making these conditions increasingly scarce.

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