Every July, Caye Caulker hosts a fun-filled Lobsterfest. Belizean mainlanders, island locals, and tourists congregate for thumping music, contests, icy drinks, and lobster cooked in every form imaginable. Lobster ceviche? Delicious. Lobster ice cream? Not so delicious, but definitely creative. Unfortunately, overfishing is threatening the local lobster population, and it’s possible tourism may serve as the island’s only source of income in the near future.
Further along Front Street, the shore pops back into view. On your left you’ll pass the charmingly named De Real Macaw Guesthouse, and beside it, the Rainbow Hotel, pleasant, if pricey, accommodation options. Perched atop a pier to your right, Frenchie’s Diving Service is the island’s most popular dive shop, and charters trips to nearby sites like the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, as well as longer trips to the dramatic Blue Hole.