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Five Awesome Experiences on Ambergris Caye (other than Diving or Snorkeling)

By 6/23/2020 5 minutes

Just a few miles off the coast of Belize is Ambergris Caye – it’s 40 km long and less than 2 km wide. It’s one of Belize’s most popular islands, primarily drawing visitors that are interested in diving or snorkeling Belize’s reef, which is the second-largest barrier reef in the world. However, what tourists also find when they visit Ambergris Caye is that there are plenty of things to do other than diving or snorkeling. Below I will list 5 of these experiences.

1. Explore San Pedro Town

San Pedro Town is the main settlement in Ambergris Caye and its downtown core has many things to see, do, and explore. I recommend going downtown for breakfast or lunch, and then walking on the main street or by the beach, to see the many colorful shops and bars that San Pedro has.

The Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole

2. Great Blue Hole Fly Over Tour

Diving the Great Blue Hole may be on every diver’s bucket list but what is less known is that visitors can also go on a scenic flight over the Great Blue Hole. The flyover tour lasts about an hour, and along with getting up-close views of Belize’s famous Blue Hole, passengers are treated to striking views of the barrier reef.

The Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole


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3. Enjoy San Pedro’s Food Scene

Ambergris Caye has excellent restaurants and beach bars. Restaurants such as Elvi’s Kitchen, Blue Water Grill, and Wild Mangos are consistently ranked as some of the best in Belize. As for bars, they are all great but my favorites are Wayos, Sandy Toe’s, and the Palapa Bar. They are perfect for listening to live music while enjoying bar snacks and a Belikin beer or rum punch. 

San Pedro Food Scene
San Pedro Food Scene

4. Go on a Sunset Cruise

‪There’s something really magical about watching sunsets on a catamaran while fresh ceviche and delicious rum punches are being served. And when the sun finally goes down, visitors are treated to beautiful starry night skies - something that someone has to see to truly appreciate. This experience is something that visitors will remember long after their vacation is over.

San Pedro Sunset Cruise
San Pedro Sunset Cruise

5. Visit Secret Beach

For a fun day, I suggest renting a golf cart to visit Secret Beach in North Ambergris Caye. Although Secret Beach is about an hour’s drive north of downtown San Pedro, it’s totally worth the visit. It’s one of the island’s best spots to relax, swim, and enjoy good beats while having delicious food and drinks.

Secret Beach Belize
Secret Beach Belize

Where to stay

Located approximately 5 km south of the downtown core, Pelican Reef Villas serves as the perfect base during a trip to Ambergris Caye. Along with staying at luxurious modern villas, the resort offers amenities such as a restaurant, bar, pool, boat dock, and private beach. It is the perfect place to return after a long day of fun activities since guests can enjoy the tranquility of South Ambergris Caye while lounging by the pool or on the beach.
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Tours/Activities
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
This is the best sunset tour in San Pedro, Belize! We take you from your resort dock and sail the Caribbean Sea to watch the beautiful sunset! It is the perfect activity to end your ... moreday in San Pedro! You get to relax and unwind with snacks and drinks as you watch the beautiful sun set on the Caribbean Sea! This tour includes freshly made Belizean ceviche, beers, rum punch, sodas, and water.
$
75
/ Person
$
75
/ Adult
Departs From:
Caye Caulker
Includes: Free GoPro photos/videos, lunch, fruit, lunch, drinks, guide and all park fees This tour is one to remember and will definitely be your most memorable experience in Belize. ... moreIt starts on Caye Caulker at our tour office at 9:00 with a quick briefing on how we'll conduct the tour to keep it eco-friendly and fun, then we load up in the boat and go to a marine reserve that's 32+ years old. Here we will see a wide array of marine life including sharks, rays, beautiful fish and corals. We go to 4 different zones inside the reserve then we go to the shipwreck to look for lost treasure but mostly just sightseeing. Then we go look for the most majestic creature in the area, a manatee/sea cow! We know their favorite hangout areas so we'll go to three different locations in search of them and If we find them, you'll get to snorkel with them and observe their relaxed behavior. The last stops are bonus stops to do some fun sightseeing around the island. The tour ends around 3:00
$
340
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
For this Blue Hole Diving tour, your day will start at 5:20 AM at your hotel (or before depending where is your hotel located). We will take you to our dive shop where you will have ... morebreakfast and prepare to start the trip between 6:00 AM to 6:15 AM. The trip to the Blue Hole will take 2 hours and a half to reach there. This Blue Hole trip includes 3 different stops: The Great Blue Hole, Half-moon Caye, and The Aquarium. We will also stop for lunch at our beautiful island name Turneffe Atoll where you will have lunch. After diving at each stop, we will finish the trip and start our way back to San Pedro, another 2 hours and a half of traveling. You will be back in San Pedro at 6:00 PM.
$
275
-
$
295
/ Person
$
865
-
$
1,450
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
ItSee the world famous Great Blue Hole in the best way possible … from the air with our Blue Hole Aerial Tour from Belize Concierge Excellent from San Pedro Town. Hop on board ... morea Schedule Mixed tour Caravan and fly to Lighthouse Reef Atoll, and witness This natural wonder of the world. On the way, you will see the Belize Barrier Reef (the longest in the Western Hemisphere), and Turneffe Atoll. While flying over the largest sea-hole in the world, keep an eye out for various sea wildlife such as Manatees, Rays, Sharks, Dolphins, and much more!!

This is a 1-hour tour that departs from the San Pedro Municipal Airport to fly over the Blue Hole and returns.
**Kindly make booking request 1-week prior to your requested Tour Date to ensure availability of seats**
$
229
84
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Discover the remote backside regions of Ambergris Caye and experience the island "like a local" on this custom Jet Ski adventure. This private guided tour takes you to the most beautiful ... moreparts of the island and begins with a relaxing cruise through the mangrove channel to Chetumal Bay. There is abundant wildlife on the way, including a wide variety of tropical birds and even giant Iguanas! Next, you'll open up the throttle for some high-speed fun as you skim over the calm waters heading up the north coast. Your first stop: Secret Beach! Here, your guide will pamper you with bottomless rum punch, cold soft drinks, and fresh island Ceviche. The water here is like a giant swimming pool; perfect for relaxing in the warm Caribbean water. Then it's back on your ski to begin exploring some of the remote deserted islands in the area before heading back down the coast toward town. Total tour length is approximately 2 hours. All prices include a private guide riding his own ski, cold drinks and fresh Ceviche. Extended tour available for *125 USD per ski, per additional hour. Minimum 2 guests.
Places to Stay
Recommended
On San Pedro’s north edge, experience a private paradise at Blue Tang Inn, one of the town’s most charming beachfront inns. Fourteen exquisite suites each offer full kitchens and air ... moreconditioning. Relax by the private pool or rejoice on the third floor sundeck with inspiring panoramas of the ocean and reef. Set your own schedule for amazing daily activities such as sailing & snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing and numerous inland tours to visit ancient Mayan Ruins and waterfalls.

Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen for your convenience. There is a grocery store 1/2 block away that will deliver! Complimentary Continental breakfast is included daily. 

Our staff is super friendly and will help you book your daily activities. Just ask!
Gold Certified:
Yes
Safe Corridor:
Yes
Phone Number:
+501 226 2326
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
Pelican Reef Villas Resort has free bikes, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and bar in San Pedro. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, room service and a concierge ... moreservice, along with free WiFi. The resort has a private beach area.

The rooms at the resort come with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a shower and free toiletries. Pelican Reef Villas Resort has certain accommodations with garden views, and rooms come with a balcony. Guest rooms will provide guests with a closet and a coffee machine.

The accommodation offers a continental or à la carte breakfast.

Pelican Reef Villas Resort has a grill. The area is popular for cycling, and car rental is available at the resort.
Gold Certified:
Yes
Safe Corridor:
Yes
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
Situated in San Pedro, 1,150 feet from Playa San Pedro, Ramon's Village Resort features accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. Boasting ... morefamily rooms, this property also provides guests with a sun terrace. The accommodation provides evening entertainment and room service.

At the resort, rooms include a wardrobe. At Ramon's Village Resort, rooms are fitted with air conditioning and a private bathroom.

The accommodation offers a à la carte or American breakfast.

Guests can make use of the business centre, rent a car to explore the area, or buy a gift at the souvenir shop.
Gold Certified:
Yes
Safe Corridor:
Yes
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
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Lorenzo Gonzalez

Lorenzo Gonzalez is the Belizean blogger behind BelizeAdventure.ca. As a Belizean living in Canada, he shares his expert knowledge of Belize tourism for travelers to maximize their vacation experience in Belize.

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