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This was suppose to be on our way back from Guatemala, a visit in Belize. But when we were ready to leave Tulum to go to Palenque, we were informed that the busses were full for the next 2 days. Being so early into our trip I didn't want to wait around and waste 2 days waiting. Those days may come to haunt us later if we would be pressed for time. We change plans and decide to go opposite direction and travel into Belize. Not having much read about were we are heading next, I am scrambling to find out what would be a nice place to visit or see once we get there. Met some nice people on the bus that are going to Caye Caulker a island between Belize City and San Pedro island.
Arriving on Caye Caulker is un eventful. No greetings from people trying to sell you something, nor a local trying to steer you to a best deal in town hotel. No walking of the pier your feet touch the sand. Here there are only sand roads. Very few people and I actually have to stop a fellow traveler along the way for some advice on a hotel room.
There is a bar at the end of the island that is open all day but closes early in the evening. 2 more bars dominate the night life.One is a must have reggaue bar, especially when you are in the Caribbean. There are a few restaurants, even a couple right by the beach, with swings hanging by the bar and a nice size patio. No chairs in the sand. I learned the difference between a island and a caye is that on a caye you don't have sand that makes it a beach. Learned something new again. This is a place were you come to chill, enjoy the quite life.