Ambergris Caye Attractions

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If you're looking for something to do while on your vacation on Ambergris Caye, most likely you'll find it in San Pedro.  There is a museum and a casino, not to mention the easy access to the island's most sought after dive sites.  Outside of San Pedro, however, is where you'll find an important nature reserve that is just waiting to be explored. 


Ambergris Caye Southeast

You'll discover a handful of beaches to consider visiting on the island. Click on the beach names for more detail concerning that particular stretch of sand.

Debbie's Beach: Finding Debbie' sBeach is not too hard, as there is only one main road on the Ambergris Cay. Taking the road north out of San Pedro, the road is located a little after Ak'bol Yoga Retreat and should be the third right after that.

A second location for beach-goers to consider is Ambergris Caye Southeast. Ambergris Caye stands as the most famous of the Belize's cayes. Located close to a reef, the caye's beaches are relatively small, though the available space offers clean, white sand and palm trees.

These are only a few of the available choices. For a more comprehensive look at beaches, see this page.


If you enjoy expanding your knowledge of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

Ambergris Museum: Tours are given of the museum collections, which includes a good quantity of Maya artifacts like pottery and flint tools. Then learn the 17th century history of Ambergris as a pirate hideout.

The chart right below lists a few details regarding a museum on the island.

Museums On Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Ambergris Museum -- 0.4 mi. East of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Historical Sites

In case you enjoy exploring the history of a foreign country, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while vacationing on Ambergris Caye.

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Chac Balam. It is found in northern Ambergris Caye. Chac Balam is a small Maya community that existed in the area from around the year 600 AD to 900. However, it consists of all the major facets of a Maya city, including the main plaza and sacrificial alters.

Historic Sites On Ambergris Caye
Name Type Phone Location
Chac Balam Historical Site -- 7.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Xcalak Ambergris Caye

Natural Attractions

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

One of the more popular natural attractions is Hol Chan Marine Reserve. Just off the coast of Ambergris Caye is the oldest marine reserve in Belize, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

Another place that you might enjoy is Boca Del Rio Park. On a hot Belizean day, there is no better place to have fun with family than Boca Del Rio Park, which is part playground, part water park, and always open to the public.

Fortunately, you will find some other natural attractions. Follow this link to visit our discussion of natural attractions on and around Ambergris Caye.


Belize Casinos

Travelers don't generally stay on Ambergris Caye to find gambling, but there is one to check out, The Palace Casino. The only spot in San Pedro to offer casino style gambling is the Palace Casino on Pescador Drive and Caribena Street. Friendly service by a staff that is cheering you on all the way makes this one of the most supportive casinos you'll ever encounter.


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