You want to run from the daily humdrum of the city. You are stressed and want to unwind by doing nothing at all and enjoy nature in its purest form. You can head off to Caye Caulker. It is an island off Belize on the Caribbean Sea. Very few people are aware of this idyllic town. Therefore, if you want to avoid human contact, you can rest in this beautiful city. The Britishers previously colonized the city. Thus, you can still find some British influence in the city. The city has a low population of around 1,300.
Beaches of the city
Caye Caulker is more of the island than a city. The aquamarine color of the sea is fascinating. It is an ideal place to introspect your life. Laze in the pristine white beaches and get a suntan. The stillness of the place can even inspire you to be a poet! The quiet beach will help you to attune yourself with the surrounding nature. Swim without any worry in the blue waters of the sea. The sea water is so clear that you can make out the animals that swim around.
Historical Importance of the city
Caye Caulker houses the famous ruins of Mayan civilization. The Mayan culture of over thousands of years is in the city. If you love history, then this should be important to you. If you want to follow the path of the Mayan city, you have to travel through the scenic mangrove forest. You will reach Bamba village from the mangrove forest, and you will have to travel by a van to reach the Maya ruins. You can take another route and sail through New River to reach the ruins of the ancient civilization. Howler monkeys and orchids surround the ruins of the city.
Exciting activities in the city
You can take part in some exciting activities like fishing, windsurfing. If you go fishing, you will get exciting catches like barracuda, snapper, and mackerel. Further, if you are a nature lover, you can go to specific locations ideal for birds watching. You can spot birds like black catbird, pigeon, wood rail. You can even go biking and spot crocodiles. The sea is perfect for snorkeling. You will see a wide range of sea animals and coral reefs. You can take a ride in the boat to identify manatee or sea cow. The Swallow Cave has a good concentration of such cows, and you can take a ride to this location.
Entertainment and weather
Dancing is the most spontaneous form of entertainment in the city. The city always likes to rejoice and more so, on special occasions with live music. A large number of small shops are open. You will get souvenirs to gift. Caye Caulker has a few restaurants that offer good food. The food is a mix of Belizean cuisine and International cuisine. This city isan amalgamation of many cultures. Sea-food is fabulous here. The city experiences hot weather all year round. Even in the winter, it is not cold, yet pleasant.
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