What better way to end the trip than relaxing on the beach and enjoying the reef?

We enjoyed a week in the cayes, biking around San Pedro and north to the “secret beach”, sailing to Caye Caulker, snorkeling in the Hol Chan marine reserve with eagle rays and nurse sharks, and fishing for our lobster lunch on a “survivor tour.” I also learned a good lesson about the signs of heatstroke, and the importance of drinking water in between rum punches…

Cocotal Inn was lovely, far enough from the bustle of town that it felt private, but still walking distance to several great restaurants. There are lots of big resorts, and the whole place feels a bit like “vacationland.” But the water is clear, the reef still in good shape, and the food delicious. What’s not to love?

Ambergris Sunset
Sunset on the lagoon
School of Jack
School of Jack

Caye Caulker has developed a lot since I was last there 13 years ago (wow). But the “go slow” vibe remains, even if the sign is a bit cracked at the dock. The Lazy Lizard is a bit more of a scene than before, but the panty rippers are still good. We’ll have to come back in the next decade.