Activities in San Pedro

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The main settlement on the island of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro straddles the line between busy resort town and quiet Caribbean paradise.  The houses that line the shore are as colorful as the residents who are always helpful, friendly, and fun.  The type of activities available range from leisurely to active.

The Belize barrier reef is just a half a mile off shore, making scuba diving a very, very popular choice for visitors.  There are numerous diver operators and over 35 underwater sites to see.  If you're not ready to fully submerge, there is snorkeling as well, and the deep sea fishing opportunities are plentiful.  For sightseeing, you can get around on foot or rent a bicycle, and dining is an activity all its own.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Golf carts, scooters, and bikes are the popular choice on San Pedro. Adopting this local transportation is a great way to explore the area.

If you like the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, there are 7 businesses that can help make it happen. To navigate to our complete page about bike or scooter rentals, see this page.


San Pedro Diving

Just one mile offshore of San Pedro is one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world. Exploring this area grants you access to views of diverse marine wildlife that you won't soon forget.

You'll find 14 dive operators and at least 6 good dive sites to choose from. Those wanting to find out more concerning scuba diving in this area, can do so by visiting this page.


GoFish Belize

San Pedro is most well known for its shore fishing, including bone fishing, fly fishing, and other such angling. However, those hoping to head out on the seas for deep sea and sport fishing will find options for them here too.

If you have some experienced anglers traveling with you, they're in luck -- 11 charter fishing services operate from this area. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, see this article about fishing in this area.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

More details concerning firms that can help you spend some time on the open water can be found down below.

Boating Opportunities In San Pedro
Name Phone Location
Blue Tang Tours (507) 519-6000 0.9 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Cari'Bean Tours (501) 601-8586 Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers Sailing (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Reef Runner (501) 226-2172 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Tanisha Tours (501) 226-2314 San Pedro

If you want to read about charter operators and local marinas visit this page.


If there are some foks who enjoy exploring new shops vacationing with you, they might be interested to know that more than 18 retail stores are located in this area. To learn about opportunities for shopping in and around San Pedro, use this link.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Also plan on spending some time exploring the sights, sounds and culture of San Pedro. Among other things, the area has at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Anyone who needs to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so by clicking on this link.

Information concerning a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights can be found in the following chart:

Sightseeing Services In San Pedro
Name Type Phone Location
Belize Diving Adventures Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3082 Central San Pedro
Belize Jungle Trek Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 668-4889 1.0 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Monkey Business Travel Shoppe at Banana Beach Resort Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 288-1011 Central San Pedro
Suya Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3219 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central San Pedro
Tanisha Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 226-2314 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro


San Pedro Snorkeling

If exploring an underwater world sounds appealing you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in San Pedro. Those needing to find more details concerning opportunities to go snorkeling here.


Sparadise Beachfront Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 5 spas located in this area. To reach our detailed guide to spas, go to this article.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Details concerning some other activities are listed in the following table.

Other Activities In And Around San Pedro
Name Type Phone Location
Belize Parasail Plus Watersports Operator (501) 671-3877 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Castaway Caye Watersports Watersports Operator (501) 671-3000 1.1 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
KiteXplorer San Pedro Windsurfing Operator (501) 635-4967 Central San Pedro
Paradise on the Caye Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (918) 237-0114 4.1 mi. North of Central San Pedro
San Pedro Fitness Club and Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors (501) 226-4820 Central San Pedro

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