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Photo of Pelican and seagull, Caye Caulker, Belize

Photo of Pelican and seagull at Caye Caulker, Belize, Central America

Located one mile west of Belize Barrier Reef, Caye Caulker is a four mile long island, part of a chain of islands forming the Belize Barrier Reef of the Caribbean Sea.

Caye Caulker, located 21 miles northeast of Belize City and 11 miles south of Ambergris Caye, is the second largest of the Belizean cayes. Caye Caulker is primarily a fishing village whose inhabitants are of Mestizo-Spanish descent. Most of the families that live here have been fishing here in the Caribbean for many years. Caye Caulker was uninhabited until the middle of the nineteenth century. A small number of the refugees fleeing civil war on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula ended up on Caye Caulker. The settlers planted coconuts and eventually developed a profitable fishing industry based on cooperatives. Beginning in the 1960's, small numbers of tourists began visiting Caye Caulker. Tourism has increased substantially since then, especially since the new airstrip was built at the outskirts of town in 1992. But Caye Caulker is still quiet, unhurried and relaxing beach town.

Caye Caulker, Belize, Central America.

Location of picture - Caye Caulker Belize Belize

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