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 enjoying the scenery at a leisurely pace, there are 5 businesses that can help. For a more detailed look at this specific topic, visit this article about bike and scooter rental options.


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 13 dive operators and at least 6 interesting dive sites in the area. To read a more complete discussion of scuba diving in this area go to 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 in your group, they'll be pleased to know there are 10 charter operators in this area. Those wanting to find out more about fishing in this area can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Blue Tang Tours

The table just below provides a few details regarding local providers that can enable you to spend some time out 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 San Pedro
Tanisha Tours (501) 226-2314 San Pedro

If you want to learn about local marinas and charter options visit this page.


RubiMoon Clothing

If you're vacationing with some people who love to shop they can check out some of the area's 25 retail shops. If you want to discover more about shopping in San Pedro, you can do so by clicking on this link.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Plan on also spending some time soaking in the sights and sounds of daily life in San Pedro. For a more thorough discussion of this topic, go to this guide, which discusses area sightseeing opportunities and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found in the chart 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 spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in San Pedro. Anyone who needs to obtain more information concerning opportunities to go snorkeling by following this link.


Going to a spa just might be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you might be happy to discover there are a few in the area. Navigate here to view our page about this topic.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Check out the chart below for information concerning 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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