After visiting El Remate and Tikal, we left Petén and traveled east to Belize. The road was bumpy, but the trip got interesting once we crossed the border and witnessed the dramatic change in culture, climate, and geography.
We changed transportation from shuttle to bus in the capital, Belmopan, and traveled to Dangriga, a scruffy Caribbean seaside town. We got on a boat there and rode out to sea — about a half-hour from shore — to the tiny five-acre island of Tobacco Caye.
We got a nice cabina overhanging the sea, went snorkeling, and more or less chilled out for a couple days, enjoying the sunset, the moon, and the sunrise from our hammock.
Not much else to do on Tobacco Caye, but I suppose that’s the point.