project review


Review submitted by Derek James
Review date 6 Nov 2017


'No Shirt, No Shoes…No Problem' - You will hear this motto everywhere you go in Belize, and no more so than on Caye Caulker where Frontier has its newest marine conservation project. There are no cars on Caye Caulker, simply locals encouraging you to 'go slow' as you wander around the island. The island is a backpacker's heaven with some of the most amazing beaches, snorkelling and sunsets to be enjoyed in Central America! 

The diving is second to none, with Caye Caulker being a stones throw away from the Belize Barrier Reef, which Darwin apparently descirbed as being 'the most remarkable reef in the West Indies.' You will have the opportunity to also dive the Blue Hole during time off and take part in a number of local excursions including sunset sails, extra dive courses or just chiling on the beach enjoying a local fruit juice, amazing seafood or the local beer. 

Frontier's project is based on the secluded north island of Caye Caulker, with staff and volunteers working hard to collect baseline biodiversity data on fish, coral, mangrove, bird and mammal species. The project works closely with local stakeholders and Government Departments to run a project which not only benefits the Belizean marine environment but is also a great place to experience the local culture, meet new people and learn new skills. Don't forget to bring your mask, snorkel and fins to explore the beautiful reefs for the time when you are not out diving! 

On the weekends youcan also explore the mainland of Belize - the Mayan ruins are not to be missed and you have to visit the Belize Zoo (a 20 minute bus ride out of Belize City)!