A one time quiet tropical island, Ambergris Caye's main town of San Pedro is fast becoming a bustling resort town. There is still time to see much of the island as undeveloped as it stands now before it is completely overcome with condos. When you arrive, you'll find the diving is without a doubt the top activity, but there is quiet a lot else to keep you busy.
Water activities are a top choice here, thanks to its location near the Belize Barrier Reef, which is the second largest of its kind in the world. Scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, pleasure sailing, and jet-skiing are all top choices. On land, hiking and birding, sightseeing, dining, and nightlife are the activities that keep visitors busy in between trips into the sea.
While Ambergirs Caye is golf-course free, you are still likely to see plenty of golf carts here. They are the preferred mode of transportion.
If you like the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will find a variety of different businesses that can help make it happen. To see our detailed guide to bike or scooter rentals, go to this article.
Ambergris Caye is well known for the colorful coral reef system found just off the coast. Exploring the wonders of this - the second largest barrier reef system in the world - is a must do for any diver visiting the area.
You'll find 15 dive operators and at least 9 good dive sites in the area. To see our full guide to diving opportunities in this area, go to this article.
In the past, Ambergris Caye was prized for the abundance of fish in the area. Today, tourist take up that pride and try their luck off the shores of the island.
If you have some experienced anglers vacationing with you, they're in luck -- there are 13 charter operators in this area. To find out more about deep sea fishing in this area, navigate to this page.
Additional information about area firms that can enable you to get out on the open water can be found in the chart below.
|Blue Tang Tours||(507) 519-6000||0.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Cari'Bean Tours||(501) 601-8586||0.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Ecologic Divers Sailing||(501) 226-4118||0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|El Gato||(501) 226-2264||San Pedro|
|Reef Runner||(501) 226-2172||San Pedro|
|Tanisha Tours||(501) 226-2314||San Pedro|
If you'd like to read about charter operators and local marinas visit this page.
If you're vacationing with some foks who enjoy exploring new shops they might enjoy browsing a few of the area's 26 retail shops. To find out about opportunities for shopping on Ambergris Caye, visit this page.
Sightseeing is another good way to use some of your time on Ambergris Caye. The area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to travelers. Read this article about area sightseeing attractions if you want to find out additional details.
Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found down below.
|Belize Diving Adventures Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(501) 226-3082||0.1 mi. East-Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Ecologic Divers Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(501) 226-4118||0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Portofino Inland Trips||Nature Tours||(501) 226-5096||Central Ambergris Caye|
|Suya Tours||Excursions and Sightseeing Service||(501) 226-3219||San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye|
|Tanisha Tours||Hiking Tour and Trip Operator||(501) 226-2314||San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye|
If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so along the coast of Ambergris Caye. To find out more about snorkeling opportunities, click here.
Relaxing in a spa could be the highlight of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you might be happy to learn there are a few in this area. To read more about the options, go to this page.
The chart right below provides you with some key facts concerning other activities.
|KiteXplorer San Pedro||Windsurfing Operator||(501) 635-4967||0.5 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro|
|Sail Sports||Watersports Operator||(501) 226-4488||San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye|
|Fitness Centers and Instructors||--||San Pedro, Southern part of Ambergris Caye|
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