16 Sep 2011

Unbelizeable

A short bus ride south from Tulum and we arrive in Chetumal to get a boat to Caye Caulker, one of the Belizean Cayes sat behind the second biggest coral reef on the planet (and one of our marine guides said it is the biggest 'living' reef on the planet).


We are definitely now in the Caribbean, this was the most relaxed immigration process we have ever seen, leaving Mexico at the end of a pier and entering Belize leaning gently on a well positioned shelf on the arrival jetty, chillisimo...


The motto of this area is 'go slow' but our 35ft watertaxi powered by 3 x 200hp engines pushed 10 of us + luggage along at an average of 50kmh...




on a flat calm, not a ripple in sight (until we went past!) beautiful blue / green sea that merged delicately into the sky at the mangrove defined horizon.




We arrived at sunset and as we walked along the beach to our cabaña Pam said quietly 'this is paradise...'




The highlight of a most fabulous week was the day trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve where we swam with a green backed turtle (so so cool), several nurse sharks of up to 3 metres, two manta ray's (babies at 1.5-2 metres across) a moray eel who the guide fed and both seemed quite relaxed about it (the guide still had all his fingers when getting back into the boat) and thousands of beautifully colourful fish of all shapes and sizes cruising around the stunning coral reef - all this with just a mask, snorkel and a 20 litre vat of rum punch to finish off a perfect day...





Would you belize it...

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