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. 


Ambergris Caye Southeast

There are a small variety of beaches to choose from on the island. You can click on each beach name to get additional information concerning that particular location.

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 place to 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.

Luckily, you will find additional beaches to choose from on the island. Use this link to see our page dedicated to beaches for Ambergris Caye.


Assuming you like to expand your knowledge of other people and places, you should consider visiting 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 just below provides you with some key facts 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 enjoy learning about the history of foreign countries? If that's the case, you might enjoy visiting a historical site while on vacation on Ambergris Caye.

One popular destination is Chac Balam. It is found 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

Travelers who enjoy the natural environment might have a pleasant time visiting Hol Chan Marine Reserve. <p>Just off the coast of Ambergris Caye is the oldest marine reserve in Belize, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.</p>

Boca Del Rio Park is another option you might want to visit. <p>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.</p>

Fortunately, you will find a wider range of choices. For a more thorough discussion of this specific topic, navigate to this guide.


Belize Casinos

People don't generally stay on Ambergris Caye to find gambling, although there is one such venue, 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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