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Project Blogs - Belize


Has anybody mentioned that here in Belize, we actually jump in the water surrounded by sharks and rays? It’s an amazing experience to spend time with these creatures and collect data from such a short distance away.

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Frontier's scientific research is a crucial part of our organisation, and the spring reports are a culmination of all the data collection our awesome project teams have been doing from January - March this year. We're so proud of the important work our staff and volunteers do, and we can't wait to share their latest findings with you.

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Although Belize is a small country, it has many beautiful and interesting attractions. One of them is the famous ‘Great Blue Hole’, located roughly 80km away from Caye Caulker.

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After over 24 hours of travelling from Amsterdam by buses, planes and boats, I set foot on the white sandy paths of Caye Caulker and realised that every hour spent awkwardly slouched in a plane seat was so worth it.

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The day that I thought would never come had finally arrived: my final day at the Belize Base Camp. After beginning my adventure with Frontier Belize in 2017, the real world back in the UK seems like a lifetime ago. This week has been a week of lasts for me, an unfamiliar feeling, after experiencing so many firsts in my time here.

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Best place in Caye Caulker for a coffee? When I started traveling 6 months ago, I told myself I would beat my coffee addiction - mainly to save money (it's a hard life being a broke backpacker). I got 2 days in and I caved...

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Caye Caulker is the first place I’ve travelled to as a volunteer and I didn’t know what to expect when I got out here. How were the people going to be around me? What was life going to be like on a day to day basis?

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Caye Caulker is full of incredible marine life even on the lowest days. The area surrounding the island is full of a variety of sharks, rays, fish and invertebrates that are spectacular.

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This week we took part in our first survey at "Shark Ray alley", a tourism hot spot amongst a shallow alley of seagrass within the Caye Caulker marine reserve.

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Just the other day, I had one of the most wonderful people I know express their desire to plunge into the Belizean cuisine by trying some traditional seafood.

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