Great Coral Barrier Tropical Islands

Belize, Central America, Western Caribbean Sea.

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"The Gringo Trail"


Caye Caulker, Lobster Fishing Village on the Great Coral Barrier Reef.


*****Scuba Certification Courses

****Airline Tickets

***Blue Hole Trips to Lighthouse Reef Atoll

***Atoll scuba diving trips

***Barrier Reef snorkeling trips

***Trips to Mayan Ruins, Pyramids

***Caracol in the remote Chiquibul Forest, across three mountain ranges on dirt and mud roads. Thousand year old city in untouched rain forest since then. Howler monkeys, wild turkeys, lunch there and explore the Rio Frio Cave on the way back to civilization.

*****Package Group trips, all over Belize. Specialty for Professor and student groups. Eco-tourism packages. Jungle treks. BLUE HOLE SCUBA TRIPS! Charters to Turneffe Atoll, Lighthouse Reef Atoll and Glovers Reef Atoll offshore. Bonefishing the eastern Turneffe Island reef flats.

(Tina specializes in coordinating various travel options and accomodations, all around the country, for reservations, logistics and planning, in order to maximize your vacation time available and minimize your frustration. It is literally cheaper and faster to book a group for various Belize experiences, with the one stop shopping, via Tina. She has the communications, money and organizing ability to make a third world expedition work. References supplied if necessary!) "Tina grew up on Caye Caulker, but she has also spent two years booking/organizing wildlife safaris in Kenya's huge gameparks in Africa. She also has one year as DiveMaster on a diveboat out of St.Martin in the Eastern Caribbean Islands. Her father, Cap'n Ray Auxillou started the tourist business on the barrier reef island in 1964, when the colony of British Honduras as it was called then, was known as one of the four corners of the world. Not on the way to anyplace, nor coming from anyplace! It has only changed slightly.

****Dolphin Bay Travel agency

(Diane and Tina in the office of Dolphin Bay on the beach. Both island girls and single mothers making a living from tourism.)

****Maya Mountains, Thousand Foot FALLS, Rio Frio Cave, Xunantanich ruins, kayaking jungle rivers, Ix Chel and Mayan herbal remedies, Impressive Vaca Falls, the Blue Morpho butterfly farm. Rapid tubing, or canoing. Trips into neighboring Guatemala to the fabulous TIKAL ruins. See El Pillar ruins.

Tina Auxillou handles inland expeditions and offshore expeditions, she also has the BakPak Hostel for transient travellers. Scuba Diving the Blue Hole is a specialty and Tina will also rent condos on the island, arrange snorkeling trips. Her sister, Diane Auxillou has the Dolphin Bay Travel Agency and more specializes in airline tickets, both local and international. She does local island reservations, snorkeling trips to the barrier reef to Sting Ray Alley and Hol Chan Channel marine preserve and day trips to Caye Chapel, and Ambergris Caye. Both sisters, while competitive in some services, are friendly and compliment each other in certain tourism specialties. Charters and reef trips have been a family tradition for more than 30 years.

The Backpackers hostel in the village of Caye Caulker ( 2 streets wide ) has bunk beds at $7 USA per night overlooking the barrier reef. Caye Caulker has a population of a thousand. Water taxi service from the mainland at $7.50 USA for the 45 minute boat ride to the island by the reef. Lots of small funky family restaurants with various accomodations, from the cheap backpackers hostel, campground and super rich expensive accomodations. Multiple boats going snorkeling to the barrier reef. Several Scuba Instruction outfits ( PADI ), small village social life galore.

Tina and friend Charlie in Popeyes Island bar and the view from the bar.

Caye Caulker FACES!