I’ll begin with the truth. In my original plans I had no intention to visit Belize. That changed when I unexpectedly took a detour from my plans to visit El Salvador. After I travelled through El Salvador one of the first things I thought was “okay now I must visit Belize so I can say I have been to every country in Central America”.
I know it’s sad, but come on you would have likely done it too. In reality Central America is small compared to South America, Europe or Africa. Visiting every country in that region is relatively easy. It’s not like I changed my plans drastically to go there everything just flowed right along.
Once I knew I wanted to go I did research and was going to visit a few cities and then head back to Mexico. However once I met with Erica and Shaun (Over Yonderlust) they told me that if I was going to Belize I had to go to the islands. They then told me that they would come with me. We had already been together a while eating the best carne asada ever in Oaxaca and then visiting ruins, rivers and waterfalls in Palenque.
After spending a few days in Flores, Guatemala visiting Tikal we made our way too Caye Caulker. I was so excited because I had not been to a real beach since my scandalous days in Manuel Antonio. Upon arriving I couldn’t control myself the water was crystal clear. We ended up having 6 unBELIZEable (tacky tourist saying jajaja) days in Caye Caulker.
DAY 1 – Arrive at the island. We weren’t prepared and started searching for places to stay there. Some man swings by and tells us he will take us to a cheap hotel. It was perfect for $25/night (divide by 3 we each paid $8.33/night). Settle down have lunch then hit the beach! Come back have dinner get in bed with door open and enjoy the breeze while watching Modern Family.
DAY 2 – Wake up have breakfast get back in bed with the door open enjoy the breeze while relaxing. Get dressed head to the beach and decide to give the famous Green Lizards a try. The thing about the Green Lizards are if you drink 3 the 4th is free. At $5 each they are well worth it. After the 1st one both Erica and I were buzzing. I peer pressured her into the 2nd one. After the 2nd one we were drunk. Erica tells me she is done for the night and well I being halfway go for the 3rd. After the 3rd one I remember getting the 4th one FREE and that is it. I do not remember anything after that. The night is a blur, but the next morning is a trip.
DAY 3 – I wake up NAKED in my bed. I put on shorts and pray that Shaun and Erica did not see me. I have the biggest head ache in the world, but am in search for my cute Armani Exchange shorts. Shaun tells me I put them on the balcony to dry, but I can not find them. I ask the front desk they tell me no one has seen them and that someone may have taken them. I’m pissed, but get over it. We all go have breakfast and then spend the remainder of the day in bed. We end up going to the beach for like only an hour. Come back shower get back in bed enjoy the breeze and watch Modern Family.
DAY 4 – Wake up have breakfast get back in bed enjoy the breeze while relaxing. Have lunch get dressed head to the beach enjoy a few hours there. Come back have dinner get in bed enjoy the breeze while watching Modern Family.
DAY 5 – Repeat of day 4 except this time we are too lazy to walk to the beach so instead swim off the dock infront of our hotel.
DAY 6 – Is a repeat of Day 4 for me, but not for Erica & Shaun they enjoy a nice snorkeling excursion. The only difference on this day was after I came back from having breakfast the lady at the front desk asked me to come with her. She takes me to a palm tree points up and says are those the shorts you are looking for? I laugh and embarrassingly say yes. I get them down and am so excited!!! I still have no clue how they got up there, but I am so glad I got them back.
So yeah we spent 6 days in Caye Caulker doing pretty much nothing. Even though we were beach/bed bums the 6 days there were unBELIZEable. Anyone that wants to get away from it all and just enjoy island life and do nothing in paradise this is the place for you. The locals are so nice and the island is small enough to get everywhere by foot. So now I ask you have you ever spent a few days somewhere doing nothing? Oh & also have any of you gone to a country to be able to check it off for a certain region?