Caye Caulker Lobster Fest: June 26 – June 28, 2020

by Louise Roe
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Save the date for Lobster Fest in Caye Caulker. Dates are set for June 26 – June 28th

This tiny island comes alive as the sandy streets of the island are buzzing with celebrations for these delicious crustaceans.

caye caulker lobster fest
Photos by Island Bway Photography
caye caulker lobster fest
Photos by Island Bway Photography
caye caulker lobster fest
Photos by Island Bway Photography

About Caye Caulker

Caye Caulker Photo Courtesy: ROEming Belize Travel Agency

Caye Caulker,  located  20 miles north-northeast of Belize City, is one of the most popular and easily accessible islands in Belize, only an hour away by boat from Belize City or a short 15-minute flight. Caye Caulker, is a small island with a laid back atmosphere, attracting many budget to moderate travelers. The island is roughly 5 miles long and is divided by the ‘Split’.

The South area of the island is most populated, with colorful wooden homes, sandy streets, beach bars, restaurants,  local craft stores, and street food stalls. While the Northside of the island is mostly mangroves but is now being developed. With a popular bar on that side being ‘Koko King” where travelers flock to for a day of drinking and relaxing in the sunshine.

Getting around the island is easy. You either bike or walk most places. The island is comprised of three streets which are the Avenida Hicaco (Front Street), Avenida Langosta ( Middle Street)  and Avenida Mangle (Back street).  Getting lost is not really a thing on this island, as it is so small.  When looking for places to stay, there are over 40 accommodation options to stay at when on the island. Mostly small bed and breakfasts with a few rooms.  Spend your time on the island going slow. Enjoy beautiful beach walks, sunset cruises, fishing, snorkeling, diving, and other marine sports activities.

Wondering when the best time to visit ?…. For Lobster Fest

Held annually on the island, June is the perfect time to visit the island. You not only get to enjoy beautiful weather but you also get to devour the fresh, tasty lobsters! Not only that but also to enjoy the company of friendly locals and visitors as they all come together to celebrate and share culture. The days at each location are filled with exciting activities and contests for everyone to enjoy. Lobsters can definitely be considered as one of the most delicious foods on earth. You also get to choose lobster in a variety of ways to eat.

To keep up to date with all the events: Visit the official Caye Caulker Lobster Fest Page

See Images of last years event by Island Bway Photography 

What to do on the Island

Caye Caulker Photo Courtesy: ROEming Belize Travel Agency 

Wondering what to do on the island when not enjoying Lobster? Here are our top recommendations:

  • Explore the island by bike
  • Book a snorkel or dive trip to Caye Caulker Marine Reserve
  • Enjoy a sunset cruise with RaggamuffinTours or E-Z Boy Tours
  • Swim at the Split and try a lizard juice from the Lazy Lizard Bar
  • Go wildlife spotting at Swallow Caye Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Paddleboarding or jet skiing
  • Take a Blue Hole Flight Tour with Maya

Getting to the island

Caye Caulker is one of the most popular and easily accessible islands in Belize. You can get to this island by ferry or flight.

There are two ferry providers that offer services to Caye Caulker, Belize Ocean Ferry or San Pedro Belize Express. This journey starts with a short taxi ride from Belize International Airport to Belize City where the ferry terminals are located. The cost of a taxi to one of these terminals is around $25 USD. From the terminal, you take the ferry ride, which is one hour long from Belize City. The ferry ride is a beautiful journey as you see different hues of blue of the Caribbean Sea. Cost to Caye Caulker is roughly $18 USD one way, and $28 USD return.

If you are looking to save time, getting a flight is the better route to go. The flight from Belize International Airport –Caye Caulker a short 12-15 minute flight to the island. Domestic flight providers such as Maya Island Air offer flights to this location.

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