It’s Not All Work: Cayos Cuchinos

Cayos Cuchinos
Cayos Cuchinos is a small group of islands and keys just off the coast of Atlántida, the state where I have been staying.  It is also a national park, and many have described it as the most beautiful place they have ever seen.  I spent a day there snorkeling, hiking in search of the pink boa constrictor (only found here), and eating on a tiny island packed with huts that the local Garifuna people call home.  The views were breathtaking.  Unfortunately, I could not bring my good camera with me since the boat ride over can get pretty wet, but it wasn’t hard to get some good shots with my cheap camera phone.

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Our tour group had Hondurans and Americans. It was a bumpy ride over to the islands.

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The water was beautiful.

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The island where we ate lunch (and swam).

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You can see the mountains on the mainland.

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The water kept changing colors.

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Beautiful views everywhere.

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We didn’t find a wild one, but a local boy had this baby pink boa for photos.

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A cayuco, used for fishing.

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The view from the mainland.

 

Comments (18):

  1. Julie Aquilizan

    August 1, 2016 at 23:49

    Hi Tim,
    What a gorgeous place. I may need to add it to the travel list! I stayed in a Garifuna village a couple of times when I was in Belize. You look happy!
    Take care,
    Julie

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:48

      Absolutely beautiful.

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  2. Paula M Agins

    August 2, 2016 at 06:32

    What beauty!! So happy or you 🙂
    Paula

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:48

      Glad you’re coming along for the ride!

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  3. anne

    August 2, 2016 at 06:50

    Cheap camera? Well you proved it doesn’t matter it’s the person taking the pictures absolutely great shots!!

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:51

      Thank you. I frequently heard from other volunteers what great pictures my camera took. I reminded them that person behind the lens had something to do with it!

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  4. Marika

    August 2, 2016 at 07:03

    The water is amazing. Absolutely gorgeous- and it’s nice to see your face!!!! I’m at a Writing conference with Kate Roberts and am thinking of you often.Miss you my friend.

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:53

      I could use a few writing tips. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  5. Diane Weisman

    August 2, 2016 at 07:17

    Great photos! You should send your photos and stories to National Geographic Traveler they would make a wonderful article.

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:55

      Thanks, Diane. There’s a lot of competition out there. The hardest part for me is organizing and uploading the photos. I need an assistant!

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  6. Deidre Toole

    August 2, 2016 at 08:03

    Your cheap camera phone did a spectacular job. Frank was here and now I see why he wants me to go there too. GORGEOUS!!!! So nice to see your big smile. You look great.
    D

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:56

      Thanks, Deidre. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  7. Lori Liguori

    August 2, 2016 at 08:52

    As always…..thank you for sharing, Tim!

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:57

      It’s always a pleasure (except when the wi-fi isn’t cooperating)!

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  8. Elaine Temel

    August 2, 2016 at 09:29

    Incredible water! Yikes!! I don’t think I could hold even a baby boa!!

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 19:58

      I was surprised no one else in my group did. When in Rome . . .

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  9. Cindy Cassidy

    August 12, 2016 at 09:22

    You lost me with the pink boa…you are far braver than I!! Camera phone did an incredible job capturing the sites!

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    • Tim Flanagan

      August 18, 2016 at 20:12

      How could I not hold it? There are some things I won’t do (like bungee jumping), but holding a boa was not that hard.

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