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

There are a good group of beaches to enjoy on the island. Click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that part of the coast.

Debbie's Beach: While it is located on Ambergris Bay, a popular tourism spot, Debbie's Beach is far enough away from the main areas that it is less crowded. While this means you will not be hunting down free space, it also means you should not be expected any amenities.

A second location worth considering is Ambergris Caye Southeast. Transportation to the island requires travel by air or water. Water taxis travel from Belize City, while flights from the International airport takes around 15 minutes.

Ambergris Caye has a few more beach choices. To learn about more beaches available, use this link.


If you enjoy learning about unfamiliar places and cultures, you should consider visiting a museum while on vacation on Ambergris Caye.

Ambergris Museum: Ambergris museum's mission is preserve the history of the area, from ancient Maya village through today, a quiet fishing village and tourist town.

The table directly below summarizes a few details concerning a museum you might enjoy on Ambergris Caye.

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

Historical Sites

Do you enjoy learning some of the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site during your stay.

A landmark that often intrigues visitors is Chac Balam. It is located within northern Ambergris Caye. Visitors can come and explore the site, and take in the island Maya community. You will be able to explore the area and ask guides questions to gain a better understanding of how modern Maya cities really were.

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 frequently visited 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.

A second local attraction that provides a nice way to spend some time outdoors 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.

These are only some of what's available. To visit our complete guide to natural attractions on and around Ambergris Caye, follow this link.


Belize Casinos

Travelers don't usually come to Ambergris Caye to find gambling, but there is one such place, The Palace Casino. <p>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.</p>


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