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Caye Caulker, Belize

Need to Know

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Getting Here

Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport is the main airport that serves the nation of Belize’s largest city, Belize City.

Passport/Visa Requirements

  • You must have a U.S. passport valid beyond your planned departure date, proof of an onward or return ticket, and sufficient funds to cover the cost of the length of stay. If you enter Belize by land, you will be charged different fees depending on if you are staying for less than or more than 24 hours.
  • If you are visiting as a tourist, you do not require a visa.  Visitors planning to stay more than 30 days must have their passport re-stamped by a local immigration office and pay an additional fee for every additional month they wish to stay up to 6 months; for stays longer than 6 months, you may need to provide further documentation to the local immigration office to explain the reason for a longer stay and pay additional fees.

Blank Passport Pages

You need one page per stamp.

Currency

The currency used in Caye Caulker is the Belize Dollar, which is the currency used in all of Belize.

Transportation

  • You need to take a water taxi or airplane via Belize City to Caye Caulker.
    • The cheapest way is by water taxi. There is no need to book in advance, you can book upon arrival. It is cheaper to book round trip.
  • Once you’re on Caye Caulker, there is no use for automobiles. You get around by walking, biking, or golf carts.

Tipping Culture

  • Usually, a tip is not included with a restaurant bill in Belize. Therefore, tipping in restaurants in Belize is about 15%.
  • Tour guides expect several dollars tip as well, though there is no set amount the most common, is about 10-15% of the price of the tour. If you are planning to dive there keep in mind to tip the dive masters. Anything from 10-20% or BZ $5 or BZ $10/tank (oxygen tank) seems suitable.
  • It is a rare practice to tip a taxi in Belize. Since taxis in Belize don’t function on meter, its best to negotiate on a fare. You can always tip them a small amount if they help with carrying your luggage.

Things to avoid

Just remember the basic travel precautions when traveling abroad. If you have any tips on things to avoid, please submit to us.

Things to Do

Caveman Snorkeling Tours

Caveman offers a half-day snorkeling tour, a full-day snorkeling tour, or a manatee watch tour. Click here for more info.

Jose Tours

Jose offers zip lining, Belize zoo, Mayan ruins, and cave tubing. Click here for more info.

RandOM Yoga

RandOM yoga is a donation-based yoga studio on the barefoot-friendly island of Caye Caulker, Belize. Click here for more info.

Windsurfing

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The Split

Located on the South end of the island, the Split at Caye Caulker is the center of the island and a hub of activity. Click here for more info.

Swallow Caye

A wildlife reservation located in Belize, popular for manatee watching. Click here for more info.

Altun Ha

Altun Ha is the name given to the ruins of an ancient Mayan city in Belize, located in the Belize District about 30 miles north of Belize City and about 6 miles west of the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Click here for more info.

Walk Foster Dogs

Caye Caulker Animal shelter. Click here for more info.

 

Great Eats

Wish Willy

The best meal we had on the island. Click here for more info.

Lazy Lizard Bar & Grill

Located on the Split. Click here for more info.

Auntie’s Takeout

Great, cheap local food. Click here for more info.

Pastorina’s

Popular for their fried chicken. Click here for more info.

Barrier Reef Sports Bar & Grill

A popular bar & grill on the island with different specials every day. Click here for more info.

 

Night Life

I & I Reggae Bar

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