20. – 24. July 2019
Having crossed the border from México and taken another bus, I arrived in Belize City, the former capital before Hurricane Hattie hit it hard in 1961 (now sits in the planned community Belmopan). Being considered the most dangerous city in this country and also not very worth seeing with regard to sights, I just took a stroll along the promenade of Belize City and then left the main land with a speed boat.
Having arrived at the Caribbean island Caye Caulker, I checked in at Bella’s Backpackers and got my own little loft (Princess of the castle, baby 😉 ). I met amazing people in the hostel and we went by boat to a Fullmoon Party at Koko’s Beach Club that same night. What followed the next, cloudy day was very chilled, extreme hammocking. When it was the sun came out again, we went to the so-called “Split” – a very cool place where the island was torn into two parts by Hurricane Hattie in 1961 (yes, the same one). Well, now there is a swimming place with a bar and launch chairs. The next day, it was time to take out the canoes and look for some starfish. 🙂
Oh, and of course, I had to go snorkeling in this crystal clear Caribbean water! It was amazing and truly unforgettable! We saw so many colorful fish, moraines, sharks, turtles, and stingrays. I stroked a shark for the first (and maybe last) time in my life! 🙂 If you go to Caye Caulker, don’t miss out on this marvelous adventure!
My last stop in Belize was San Ignacio – a small sleepy town with colorful wooden houses. I stayed in The Old House Hostel which has a great terrace, clean facilities, and the most amazing staff (they even took me to the border when the taxi didn’t show up). I just walked around town for a bit, passed by the Iguana Sanctuary and the Chocolate Factory, and decided to go on to Guatemala… For my taste just too laid back (and stoned – weed is legal here)…
The Old House Hostel Strolling around… The River Colorful San Ignacio