Mexico Rocks

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Aquatic Wonder, Barrier Reef, Marine Reserve
Gold Standard
Yes
District/Region
Near Ambergris Caye
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Description
Highlights
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Snorkeling, Diving, Fishing
  • Belize Marine Protected Area

About Location
Mexico Rocks is a part of Belize's Marine Protected Area. Located in the northern coast of Ambergris Caye, Mexico Rocks is home to a variety of fishes, corals and other marine life. The crisp blue waters of the Caribbean Sea is twelve feet deep and allows you to clearly see the wonders in Mexico Rocks.
 
Belize Gold Standard Certification Seal - Belizing.com

Whats Nearby
Recommended Hotels
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Adult Only (16+)
Mangata Villas is an adult only (16+) luxury beach resort located in San Pedro, on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. Pool and beach are only steps away from your patio door! On ... moresite amenities include kayaks, paddle boards and bicycles, all provided for your enjoyment. Enjoy a fire pit at night under the moon. Villas and Casitas are all equipped with kitchens or if you prefer, there's an excellent restaurant located next door. 

All guest rooms have air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, super comfortable beds, in room safe, full kitchens, access to pool and beach. Villas are ocean view and casitas are jungle view but only steps away from the ocean!
Gold Certified:
Yes
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
Private Chef Included
Your own private chef prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for you and cleans up the dishes for you. All meals, groceries and grocery delivery is included. You determine your meals ... moredaily with our private chef based on what you feel like having! Mom gets a real vacation too!

Super high speed fiber optic FREE WiFi so that you can stream Netflix, Hulu, Crave, YouTube and use Facebook messenger with no interruptions

Extra cleaning procedures have been adopted for your safety. Private Chef and all your meals included FREE! Sparkling new private super clean swimming pool and huge sun deck with new lounge chairs!

Gold Standard Accommodation Status for serving guests using safe, healthy procedures.
New relaxed cancellation policy! Full refund with 2 weeks notice. 50% refund with 1 week notice. For new bookings starting May 15, 2020
The Escape Away Beach House is a short 8 miles from the airport and town center.
The gradual white sand beach is always accessible for swimming and family play time.
We sincerely just want you to enjoy!

SLEEPS 2 - 10 PERSONS:
Two double seat tandem kayaks included FREE.
Easily get to the reef from our beach!
Enjoy fresh grilled lobster from our outdoor grill with large 10 person picnic table included FREE

FREE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT
Our staff greet and welcome you at the San Pedro airport and transport you and your luggage to the beach house FREE! Return transportation also included FREE!
I recommend flying Tropic Air to San Pedro - the airplane flies low enough so you get a free aerial tour - take pictures to post on Facebook. Ask to sit in the co-pilot seat.
YES it is easy to do day trips from the Escape Away Beach house to the Mayan Ruins and the Cave Tubing.

Again, Private Chef is also included. Private Chef will prepare your meals with groceries and delivery INCLUDED FREE - you start your dream vacation faster and easier! Your own private chef prepares breakfast, lunch and dinner for you and cleans up the dishes for you. Mom gets a real vacation too!

TWO GOLF CARTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO CHOOSE:
The dive, snorkel and fishing tour guide marina is a short walk along the beach and they are happy to drop by to explain your choices.

We sincerely enjoy helping great families build incredible memories together...

* FIRST NIGHT FREE with minimum 7 night booking except school holiday periods.

GOLD STANDARD CERTIFICATION
The perfect island paradise any day of the year! RESERVE NOW!
Gold Certified:
Yes
Phone Number:
403-540-3907
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
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
Phone Number:
+501 226 2326
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
Characterized by its warm and friendly hospitality, Portofino is the epitome of barefoot luxury, unpretentious and relaxing. The resort is located on the beautiful island of Ambergris ... moreCaye, just six miles north of the charming town of San Pedro. Just a half mile off-shore is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world so whether you're looking for spectacular diving, snorkeling, or fishing, or just looking for complete relaxation, we have you covered.

Portofino offers 17 beautifully appointed rooms, ranging from charming beach cabanas to spacious suites, dotted amidst swaying palm trees, all in a private setting with unmatched personal attention and the modern comforts of home. Each accommodation is just steps from the beach and pool and has a direct or partial view of the sea.
Gold Certified:
Yes
Phone Number:
+501-226-5096
Area:
San Pedro
Region:
Northern Islands
Places to Eat
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Tours & Shuttles
$
660
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The Northern coast of Ambergris Caye has amazing blue waters and beautiful views along the way. The Mexico Rocks Day Sail starts with sailing to Mexico Rocks, that in the end of 2015 ... morebecame a part of the marine reserve, to protect its rich marine life and precious corals. We do our first stop for snorkeling there and then continue to our favorite spot - a shallow area close by the reef, that is just like a natural pool (great for non-swimmers as well)! Here we make a break to relax in the shallow warm water, while the crew prepares our famous Belizean buffet on-board. Traditional Belizean dishes like stewed chicken and rice and beans with our Captain’s secret recipe BBQ fish! After lunch we return South doing a second snorkel stop at Tres Cocos. You can also choose to extend the day with more hours, to include more snorkeling or fishing. 

Open bar featuring local rum drinks like rum punch and "panty rippers" is included all day. 

Either breakfast or ceviche is also included, depending on the schedule you choose. 
$
104
/ Adult
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The Northern coast of Ambergris Caye has amazing blue waters and beautiful views along the way. The Mexico Rocks Day Sail starts with sailing to Mexico Rocks, that in the end of 2015 ... morebecame a part of the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, to protect its rich marine life and precious corals. We do our first stop for snorkeling there and then continue to our favorite spot - a shallow area close by the reef, that is just like a natural pool (great for non-swimmers as well)! Here we make a break to relax in the shallow warm water, while the crew prepares our famous Belizean buffet on-board. Traditional Belizean dishes like stewed chicken and rice and beans with our Captain’s secret recipe BBQ fish! After lunch we return South doing a second snorkel stop at Tres Cocos. Open bar featuring local rum drinks like rum punch and "panty rippers" is included all day.
$
55
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
This is a fully guided tour. Your guide will guide you through the marine park, showing you many cool corals and a wide variety of marine life like different fish, eagle rays, stingrays, ... moreturtles, moray eel, etc.
$
105
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
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Six miles north of San Pedro Town in North Ambergris Caye, you will find one of the most beautiful snorkel sites known as Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos. Unlike many of the snorkeling ... morespots in Belize that are right on the barrier reef, Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos is a star coral patch that is located in the shallow waters midway between the great barrier reef and the island of Ambergris Caye.

Mexico Rocks are known for many conches, banded shrimps, arrow crab, grunts, yellowtail snappers, and an assortment of Butterfly and Angelfish. Tres Cocos is named after three tall coconut trees on shore used to locate the site. The reef here gets as shallow as four feet. Here you will find the most beautiful corals, colorful species of both large and small fishes, shrimp, parrotfish, fairy basslet, sea urchins, spider crabs, lobster and many other small critters of the sea. You will also see magnificent elk horns, sea whips and sea rods that make good protection for the juvenile fishes. The highlights of this trip are the mountains of brain coral, which grow up to 20 feet. On the sandy seabed, you might even see stingrays, eagle rays, and peacock flounder. The nurse shark is common sites as well.

Mexico Rocks & Tres Cocos is protected from ocean swells and currents, so it makes for easier snorkeling, perfect for beginners. Depth is only about 6 to 12 feet, so you can see everything up close. Water visibility in this area of the crystal clear the Caribbean Sea is about 50 feet or more.
$
275
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
The best snorkel guides are excited to share their underwater world with you. They will ask questions about your swimming and snorkeling experience to ensure you are comfortable in ... morethe water. They will explain the site, what you might see, and ensure you understand the route you will be taking. They look for unusual coral, hard to spot fish, and invertebrates just to see you get excited–they want to talk about what you saw when you’re back on the boat. You will find these guides on our small group tours. Each of our tours is for 1-8 people–we want to give you personalized service and the best experience possible.

Each of our private snorkel tours includes all park fees, taxes, equipment, rum punch, soda, fresh fruit snack, water, and licensed guides.

Our comfortable pontoon boat is expecially suited for older guests, young children, and people with mobility issues. 

Where We Snorkel!
Hol Chan/Shark Ray Alley

Enjoy the sights of the barrier reef during this snorkel tour. During your stop at Hol Chan, you will experience abundant marine life. At Shark Ray Alley you will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with nurse sharks, rays, and jacks as they swim around the boat.

Mexico Rocks

A short boat ride north takes you to Mexico Rocks where you will snorkel in a protected area with abundant marine life. Great for beginners but with enough to see to keep the experienced snorkeler engaged.

Tres Cocos

During this tour, you will get the opportunity to snorkel at two sites–Tres Cocos and Tuffy. At Tres Cocos, you will encounter large brain coral, sea fans, and much marine fish. At Tuffy, the marine life is the star of the site.
$
110
-
$
148
/ Person
Provider:
Blue Tang Inn Relax at Blue Tang Inn in one of our Garden View Suites. This package also includes a ½ day sail and snorkel trip to Hol Chan Marine Reserve & Shark Ray Alley ... moreon the 40 foot Sirena Azul Sailboat.
$
65
/ Person
$
440
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
Depart Blue Tang Inn on the Sirena Azul Sailboat at 8:30am or 1:30pm daily. Sail, relax and enjoy the aqua blue Caribbean for about 45 minutes to Mexico Rocks, a famous snorkel spot ... morewith coral heads and fish. Here, a guide will lead you along the reef, pointing out the many interesting fish and coral formations. Mexico Rocks is shallow and protected by the barrier reef from ocean swells and is a great site for snorkelers to enjoy. Sip a refreshing drink on your return to Blue Tang Inn at 12 Noon or 5pm. Bring towell, sunscreen, hat and a light sweater along. Snorkel gear is available at the Blue Tang Inn office.
Blue Tang Inn is located on Sandpiper Street, Beachfront in San Pedro Town
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