Caye Caulker, Belize (2/7)

Caye Caulker, Belize is the epitome of a backpacker island, unlike its expensive neighboring island Ambergris Caye. It’s uncommon to walk down the beach without being offered three or four coconuts overflowing with rum – Belize’s version of a Coco Loco.

Its motto is ‘Go Slow’ and it’s easier to see why everyone on the island is so laid back and friendly. There are no cars allowed on the island but it’s normal to see a golf cart ride past you or to ride in one yourself. There are only three streets on the whole island, Front Street, Middle Street, and Back Street.

Caye Caulker’s water is crystal clear, which is why they offer some of the best snorkeling in the world. The sunsets are also some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world and are usually enjoyed sitting on the beach with friends.

If you’re looking for a hostel to stay and get the real backpacker party vibe then look no further than Dirty McNasty’s Party Hostel, if you think you can stomach it. If you’re looking for a more upscale hostel that feels a little more comfortable, don’t forget to stop by for their free rum punch at 7 p.m.

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Written by Derek

Derek, our editor in chief, is an avid reader and lifelong backpacker who has traveled to more than 30 countries and 30+ U.S states. He is a digital marketing specialist with over 10 years of experience growing companies using innovative growth strategies.

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