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 considering seeing the sights at a slower pace, you will find 5 rental agencies that can help. Use this link to view our discussion of bike and scooter rentals.


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. If you'd like to get comprehensive information concerning scuba diving in this area, can do so here.


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 avid anglers in your group, they're in luck -- 10 charter fishing services operate from this area. Visit this extended discussion concerning fishing in the area if you want to get more specifics.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

Review the following table to find out more about area firms that can 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
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'd like to learn about local marinas and charter options check out this page.


RubiMoon Clothing

If you're going to be traveling with some foks who enjoy exploring new shops they might enjoy browsing a few of the 25 retail shops in the area. To navigate to our complete guide to shopping in San Pedro, go to this article.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Another great activity is spending some time experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of San Pedro. For more information on area sightseeing attractions, navigate to this page.

Information concerning a firm that will provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be seen directly 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


San Pedro Snorkeling

If you enjoy looking at fish you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in San Pedro. You can go to this page which is all about snorkeling if you're interested in learning better information.


San Pedro Spas

Going to a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you'll be pleased to know there are a few options. Click here to visit our article concerning this topic.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Information about a few other activities can be seen here:

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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