San Pedro Islands
The main town on Ambergris Caye is San Pedro Islands Town. It is a mile or so long and encompasses only a few street blocks. Most of the houses are wooden with zinc roofed houses. San Pedro Islands town is the heart of Ambergris Caye and offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops, and banks. Since the airstrip is also located in town, most resorts and hotels belize are only a hop, skip & a jump away.
The main means of transportation in San Pedro Islands are golf carts however bicycles, scooters, and some cars and vans are also available. The streets are sandy and few paved so be sure to leave your fancy clothes and high heel shoes at home. There are no traffic lights, no freeways or highways.
The atmosphere on San Pedro Islands is very casual and laid back. The dress of the day is usually shorts and slippers.
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, and the main destination for travelers. San Pedro Islands is the only town on the island. Ambergris Caye has been the hub of Belizean area maritime trade for centuries. Fishing, coconuts and chicle are historic means of the islanders support, but the last thirty years have led to a large growth in both Belize diving and eco-tourism. The rich variety of things to do in vacation Belize town makes Ambergris Caye the perfect getaway.
From the beautiful azure waters of the Caribbean, to the Maya Mountains and the Pine Ridge, San Pedro Islands and Belize has an adventure for everyone. Spectacular caves, winding waterfalls, virgin tropical rainforest, and hundreds of limestone caves make for exciting vists. Belize is home to many ancient Mayan sites and temples that will entice you to discover their history. Zip lining through the forest, cave tubing through the caves, scuba dive and snorkel the the Belize Barrier Reef. Sail, parasail or just hiking through the jungle, you will find a wonderful, unforgetable journey awaiting you in Belize.