Caye Caulker is a chilled-out, relaxing caye one mile west of the Belize barrier reef. Only 5 miles long with a population of about 1,300, this island is a blend of several distinct cultures, including the Mestizo, Maya, Garifuna, Creole, and Mennonite.
“Cay Corker”, as it was spelled on early British maps, was known for its supply of fresh water, and it was where sailors could replenish and cork up water bottles. The Spanish call it Cayo Hicaco, which means “island of the cocoplum”. It is known for its fishing industry (especially lobster) and also for its tradition of ship-building.
This picture shows a typical flat fishing boat, which can be pushed/pulled with a large rod or stick in the shallow waters.
As they say on the island, “No Shoes, No shirt, No Problem!”
5 thoughts on “21/52 Photo of the Week (Caye Caulker)”
I loved Caye Caulker!! I did the nurse shark snorkel tour and it was so cool. I tell my 5 year old about it, and he tells the story as though he was with me:)
Never been to Belize, but it certainly looks tempting!
Kristen this picture is great. I want a copy of it!
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