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 are intrigued by the idea of enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, you will encounter 5 rental agencies that can help make it happen. Read this page concerning bike and scooter rentals if you want to find out additional information.


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 13 dive services and at least 6 interesting dive sites to choose from. Read this page about scuba diving in this area if you want to find additional specifics.


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.

Fishing is a popular activity here, as suggested by the existence of 10 charter operators in this area. Click here to check out our discussion of this topic.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

The table directly below summarizes a few details concerning firms that can help you get out on the 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
El Gato (501) 226-2264 San Pedro
Reef Runner (501) 226-2172 0.7 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Tanisha Tours (501) 226-2314 San Pedro

If you're interested in reading about marinas and charter operators go to this page.


RubiMoon Clothing

If you have some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they can "discover" a few of the area's 25 retail shops. To visit our detailed guide to shopping in San Pedro, click here.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Plan on also spending some time exploring the sights and sounds of life in San Pedro. To get more information on area sightseeing attractions, visit this page.

Information concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen down below.

Sightseeing Services In And Around San Pedro
Name Type Phone Location
Belize Diving Adventures Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-3082 Central San Pedro
Ecologic Divers Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 226-4118 0.8 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro
Portofino Inland Trips Nature Tours (501) 226-5096 6.6 mi. Northeast of 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


If you love to snorkel you'll be pleased to know you can easily find places to do so during your vacation in San Pedro. Follow this link to check out our article concerning local snorkeling opportunities.


Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you might be happy to discover there are several options. Anyone needing to find more details concerning this topic can do so here.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Glance through the following table to read about other activities.

Other Activities In San Pedro
Name Type Phone Location
KiteXplorer San Pedro Windsurfing Operator (501) 635-4967 Central San Pedro
Sail Sports Watersports Operator (501) 226-4488 Central San Pedro
San Pedro Fitness Club and Gym Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Central San Pedro

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