Attractions on Ambergris Caye

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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. 

Beaches

Ambergris Caye Southeast

You'll find a small handful of beaches to enjoy on the island. You can click on the name of the beach to get additional information concerning that individual beach.

South Beach: To access South Beach, there is a dirt path off of the main road that cars and other forms of transportation can access. There is also direct access if you are staying at the Royal Caribbean Resort as well as a parking lot for customers of the two bars that are located on that beach.

A second option that beach-goers can consider is Ambergris Caye Southeast. The Ambergris Caye's beaches are relatively small even at low tide, making the area difficult to recommend for swimming. Still, in 2014 Fodors ranked it as one of the top 15 beaches in the Caribbean.

Ambergris Caye offers a few more beaches. Take advantage of this page if you want to get more specifics.

Museums

If you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you might want to visit a museum while on vacation on Ambergris Caye.

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 directly below summarizes some details regarding 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 like learning about the historical roots of countries you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit a historical site while vacationing on Ambergris Caye.

If you are looking to do some sight-seeing, visit Chac Balam. It is located in 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.

Another common landmark for vacationers is Marco Gonzalez Maya Site. It is southwestern Ambergris Caye. While the original structures are not well defined due to the site's age, you might be lucky enough to find old pottery or bones. This is a self guided tour, so you are free to roam the premises at your own pace.

Take a moment to look through the following chart for information concerning sites of historical interest on the island.

Historic Sites On Ambergris Caye
Name Phone Location
Chac Balam -- 7.6 mi. South-Southwest of Central Xcalak Ambergris Caye
Marco Gonzalez Maya Site (501) 672-2725 3.7 mi. South West of Central San Pedro Belize

Natural Attractions

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

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

Another attraction 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.

These are just a few of your options. Click to see our page about natural attractions on and around Ambergris Caye.

Casinos

Belize Casinos

Travelers do not generally come to Ambergris Caye to gamble, but there is one option, Captain Morgan's Retreat Casino.

 

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