1 Pasero Street, Caye Caulker, Belize, Distance from city centre: 2.6km
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Rating: 79%from 3 reviews

  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 86%Staff
  • 66%Security
  • 53%Cleanliness
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Value for money
  • 66%Facilities
PAUSE - Where animal lovers stay!

PAUSE - Where animal lovers stay!

Many tourist have long been encountering stray dogs and cats suffering on the beaches and streets, dying of starvation or injury & desperate for help during their travels. Most become so sad and depressed after spending thousands of dollars to vacation in destinations boasting sun, sand, and natural beauty and are left with not knowing how to help.

Of all the local accommodations on Caye Caulker only PAUSE provides this unique accommodation opportunity for animal lovers to enjoy authentic Caribbean culture while helping helping to control animal population. PAUSE is the only humanitourism accommodation on Caye Caulker and we are located inside the cat sanctuary grounds so you will be coming in contact with cats & dogs while day are out on there daily supervised outings but live in a separate enclosed area on the property. IF YOU DON'T LIKE ANIMALS THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU!

PAUSE are affordable Seaside lodging that gives back to the community! Our place is securely fenced all around for privacy & security.

Pause is an authentic Belizean style house with 2 fully furnished suites & dorm style cabana.

We also have camping space to pitch your own tent at $5 US dollars per person per night, we provide shower & bathroom to campers but no towels, sheets, toiletries or kitchen.

The Beach Suite has a full kitchen made from exotic Belizean woods, very spacious, ceiling & floor fans, queen size bed, private bath, futon, large dining room table, fridge, microwave, coffee machine, stove and a large balcony over looking the Caribbean sea with spectacular sunset & wildlife views.

Sheets & towels (Not beach towel) provided but are only changed 1 x per week

The Garden suite has floor & ceiling fans, full size bed, private bath, dining table with chairs, couch, frig, microwave, coffee machine and electric stove. Sheets & towels (Not beach towel) provided but are only changed 1 x per week.


The Jaguar painted dorm style beach cabana sleeps 3, has dining table with chairs, microwave, coffee machine & a bathroom with shower a few steps away.
No towels or toiletries are provided for the dorm cabana.

PAUSE offers:

private beach
private dock
half and full day private snorkeling & fishing trips tailored to your style
airport pickup & drop offs
FREE pickup upon arrival in Caye Caulker
purified water refill center
free coconuts
free wifi

Please note:




Check in from 12.00 until 18.00 - please let us know your arrival time

Check out before 11.00

meals not included

Taxes included

It's essential that guests hold a high appreciation of cats & dogs to get the full experience from this truly individual travel opportunity as PAUSE is also home to the P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary.

age restriction 18 and over
Reception is open until 6:30 p.m.
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

To view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'

Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Age Restriction
  • Air Conditioning
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Café
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Microwave
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels For Hire
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Things to Note:
Check in: 10:30 - 6:00pm (Please state your approximate arrival time when booking & if you intend on showing up after 7 PM please advise the property ahead of time)
Checkout: 10:00am
Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included.
Once a reservation is made, no date changes or cancelations are allowed to your reservation.
Please no smoking property - it greatly effects some of the animals
Please only book guests aged 18 and older
No unpaid guests or visitors allowed on the property - unless approved by onsite staff
It's essential that guests respect all cats as PAUSE is also home to the P.A.W. Cat Sanctuary..
Quiet hours are after 10:00 pm - if you’d like to experience night life on the island simply ask our onsite staff for recommendations

Directions once you've arrived to property:
- Please push gate open & follow the short path
- the path will end and you will see a check-in sign
- follow the sign to the ground level porch
- there you will find a bell to ring for service.

From there on out, enjoy your stay knowing your stay at Pause supports the Paws cause

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If you are coming from Belize City with any of the water taxis or coming from Chetumal with the San Pedro Belize Express, you will make a right at the foot of the dock, walk a couple minutes to the corner of the Bambooze restaurant painted in bright orange & green and make a left , walk straight (NO TURNS) until you reach the Pilicano (pilican) Italian Restaurant which is painted in orange with a beige fence. At the corner of their fence you will make a right and look for gray gate with Beware of the dog sign. Our fence is a wire fence lined with palm leaves.

If you are coming from Chetumal on the Water Jets International, we are a few steps away . At the foot of the dock , make a left and walk straight ahead, you will be walking right next to the water. Look ahead & you will see a Yellow with black Jaguar spots painted cabana and a large wooden gate to the right of the cabana. We will be expecting you there.

Located Near

Pause is located on the West side of the island on Pasero Street across from Pilicanos Restaurant and on its own secluded little beach away from the bustle of the tourist areas yet only a few minutes to the main street and to a yoga studio, coffee shops, restaurants, supermarkets, bank, & bakery.

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