Southwater Caye, Belize

Feb 26, 2018 - National Geographic Quest

Today we expended the hole day exploring   Southwater Caye. This idyllic place is one of the few islands off Belize that sit right on top of the barrier reef where our guests had a good time not only  snorkel directly from the beach but also to do some deep  snorkeling , kayaking  and paddle boarding in the crystal waters of this paradisiac place.

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Gustavo Castro


Gustavo was born in the Ecuadorean Andes, in the city of Ambato, nicknamed the City of the Flowers and Fruits. His family then moved to the large, bustling port city of Guayaquil when he was a child, where he completed his studies. In 1992, Gustavo first went to the Galápagos Islands, when he visited his older brother Patricio on Santa Cruz Island. Patricio was working as a naturalist in the Galápagos National Park and invited Gustavo to participate on one of his trips. Gustavo’s life would never be the same, as he fell completely in love with the islands and started dreaming of following in his brother’s footsteps. He moved there immediately, back when the Galápagos had few cars, limited electricity, no phones and no TV—a dramatic change from Guayaquil which was a unique experience and inspired in him a love and appreciation for nature and taught him about the importance of respecting and taking care of Mother Earth. 

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Maguil Céspedes-Castro and Max Vindas

Maguil Céspedes-Castro and Max Vindas

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