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 exploring the area in the open air you will find 8 places that can help make it happen. Anyone who needs to find more details concerning this topic can do so here.


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.

There are 14 dive services and at least 6 different dive sites in the area. For a more thorough discussion of diving in this area, go to this guide.


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.

Plenty of fishermen frequent the area, as suggested by the existence of 11 charter operators in this area. For more information on deep sea fishing in this area, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

The table just below summarizes a few details regarding area firms that will help you spend some time on the open water.

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'd like to learn about local marinas and charter options click this link.


If there are some folks who enjoy shopping traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- there are more than 18 retail stores to browse in this area. Click this link to see our page dedicated to shopping in San Pedro and nearby.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

You should set aside some time for exploring the culture, sounds and sights of San Pedro. Area sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to visitors To reach our detailed guide to attractions, use this link.

Be sure to look at the following table for more information about a firm that can direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

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 you love snorkeling there's good news -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so while vacationing in San Pedro. For more information on snorkeling opportunities, click here.


San Pedro Spas

Enjoying a spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you'll be pleased to learn there are several in this area. To find out about other the options, see this page.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

The following chart enables you to get a few details regarding other activities.

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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