Cayo Frances Farm & Fly is Officially Open! Explore the Other Side of Ambergris Caye

A new, very different business on the Leeward side of Ambergris Caye is finally open!  Cayo Frances Farm and Fly.

Please pause, if you haven’t, and watch the AMAZING video produced by Boteboards.

Cayo Frances Farm & Fly from BOTE Board on Vimeo.

A flyfishing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, S’more eating, lobster grilling, book reading camp on the BEAUTIFUL west side of Ambergris Caye.

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There are a limited number of ways to get over there…which means you are seeing one of the most pristine and quietest areas of busy Ambergris Caye.

You can…take a boat there from San Pedro town through the lagoon and up the back side of the island (about 30 minutes)…

…that way you will pass “The SandBar” which is about 10 minutes south of the camp…

sand-bar(if you miss it that way, you can always get a drop off during your stay)…OR you can parachute there (but that makes packing tough) OR you can take a micro-skiff, cutting through the mangrove maze of Cayo Frances Lagoon, from the reef side of the island to the leeward side (see the map above).

Owner Jeff and Edgar

Cayo Frances Ambergris Caye Belize

Yesterday, we took option 3.  From behind X’tan Ha Resort (at Mile 7, North Ambergris Caye) to Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.

Out of Cayo Frances we swerved into the almost hidden cut in the land.

Cut in Cayo Frances Ambergris Caye Belize

A deeper bluer water channel where soon there will be a swimming dock to paddle out to and sun…or fish…or read.

I LOVE a floating wooden dock.  Reminds me of childhood vacations.

And into a shallow shallow lagoon.  A larger boat has to move very slowly…

Cayo Frances Farm & Fly Belize Flyfishing

Closer.

Camp Cayo Frances San Pedro Belize

And camp dog Ginger going crazy with excitement at the dock…

Ginger at Cayo Frances Farm & Fly

And the 3 acre farm.  Called that because it is almost all black dirt – a rarity on this limestone and sand caye.

Black dirt that was most certainly a Mayan site of some sort.  There are small pieces of pottery all over the ground and some very cool things that were found during building and digging over the years.

Maya artifacts found on Cayo Frances Lagoon, Ambergris Caye, Belize

My favorite is this pig with a mohawk.  The unofficial mascot of CFFF.

The vase is pretty cool too – especially since it has the symbol for a Stand Up Paddle board on it.  Holy premonition.

And here’s a look around…

2 cabins for guests.

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The view from your front porch.

And inside…

Electricity provided by the solar panels in the back.

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An eclectic reading selection.

And under the palapa by the dock, the perfect hammock for reading and a huge table for eating.

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A large house with two fully kitted out bathrooms, another bedroom and the bodega.

And the main house – with a kitchen, sitting area and screened in porch.

There’s an inside kitchen and an outside one…

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The fire pit out on the berm…so pretty when the sun is setting and the stars are out.  Or just enjoying the view over the small lagoon.

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A bunch of Boteboard SUPs and NuCanoe kayaks – both rigged for fishing.

Stand Up Paddle Boards Ambergris Caye Belize

We headed out before sunset…zigging and zagging through the shallow lagoon back towards the reef side of Ambergris Caye.

Sunset over Cayo Frances Lagoon, Ambergris Caye, Belize

The first guests arrive in less than one month.  For any and all information about this new serene destination,  a new way to see this nation with no imitation (ok…I’ll stop)…

…check out Jeff’s website, Cayo Frances Farm & Fly.

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  • Billizer

    …the lagoon side is my favorite side of San Pedro. Very peaceful!!

  • Love the little cabins, and the books. I would be right there reading away! Best of luck to Jeff in this attractive venture!

    • sanpedroscoop

      The hammock is mine!

  • Margaret West

    How wonderful. Great story Rebecca! I wish jeff and his partner much luck. although I do not think they will need it. What a great place!!!!

  • lifeagain

    Are tbere Crocs on the lagoon side? Is that Why there is the long wooden fence?
    Beautiful place….great photos

    • sanpedroscoop

      The fence is for aesthetics. Keep meaning to plant long grass along it. But there are crocs…well…on the whole island. We’ve never seen one in this area…just back in the lagoons in the evening.