The very northern end of Ambergris Caye, Belize, the area where the barrier reef actually meets the land, is a nature reserve and UNESCO world heritage site called Bacalar Chico. (You can check out my post from last summer about the area and check out a map here.)
And a few minutes later, you come out through the cut on the ocean side. We picked up a friend at Palapa Bar (about 1.5 miles up)…
After Blue Reef, the houses and resorts get very sparse…you pass Sapphire Beach, El Secreto, Sueno Del Mar and then Tranquility Bay.
And then lots more open space. The tricky part yesterday was that the tide was very low and with the reef so close, the water could not have been more than a few feet deep. It was slow going avoiding the coral heads and the sand banks. No problem for me…it is GORGEOUS up here.
We piled out and waded to shore.
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