The Crests of Waves Breaking Over the Reef
can be seen from shore ....
Belize's spectacular Barrier Reef, with its dazzling variety of underwater life and string
of exquisite islands known as cayes (pronounced "keys")
are the main attraction for most first-time visitors to this
Once a part of the Yucatan Peninsula, Ambergris
Caye is a narrow 25-mile-long strip separated from Mexico
to the north by the narrow Bacalar Chico channel, dug by
the Maya 1,500 years ago. One-half mile to the
east lies the Belize barrier reef, second longest barrier
reef in the world, which continues some 190 miles along
the length of Belize. Ambergris Caye derives its name from
the ambergris extracted from whales, which were once hunted
If you enjoy Nature,
a vast array of wildlife can be seen along the lagoon or along small mangrove cayes scattered to the north of the island. Bacalar Chico, a national park located at the north end of the island, is a protected sanctuary
for mangroves, birds and sea life.
Ambergris Caye is just 35 miles east of
Belize City, a quick 15-minute flight or a scenic 75 minute boat ride by water-taxi.
San Pedro Town
San Pedro serves as the hub for activity on Ambergris
Caye and is the major settlement on the island. About a mile
long and only a few blocks wide. This laid-back, picture postcard,
former fishing village retains much of its past with it's
small colorfully painted wooden houses.
San Pedro Towns
hard-packed sand streets are lined with small hotels, shops
and plenty of good places to eat and drink. There are a
few trucks and a limited amount of taxis on the island -
however, the vehicles of choice (after feet and bikes) are Golf Carts, which are available for rent.
Taking advantage of the reef's proximity, tourism has replaced fishing as the main industry.Ambergris Caye has the largest concentration of visitor facilities in Belize with accommodations and
restaurants available to fit most any budget.
San Pedro's 4,000 plus year round inhabitants are of mostly
Mexican descent and speak both English and Spanish. They are
knowledgeable, responsible and very service-oriented.
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