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 thinking about sightseeing at a more leisurely pace, you will encounter a variety of different rental agencies that can help make it happen. To navigate to our detailed guide to renting a bike or scooter, visit 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 interesting dive sites in the area. Readers can find out more about scuba diving in this area, can do so by following this link.


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.

Avid fishermen love this area, as suggested by the existence of 11 charter operators in this area. For more information about this specific topic, navigate to this article about fishing in this area.

Sailing and Boating

Reef Runner

More details concerning area firms that will 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'd like to learn about nearby marinas and charter operators navigate to this page.


If there are some folks who enjoy window shopping traveling with you, they're not completely out of luck -- there are more than 18 retail stores to browse in this area. To learn about opportunities for shopping in San Pedro and nearby, use this link.


Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Plan on also spending some time experiencing the sights, sounds and culture of San Pedro. Area sights include at least one historic site and various other attractions of interest to visitors To read about other area sightseeing attractions, click here.

Take some time to look through the table just below to learn more about a firm that will 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 enjoy snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in San Pedro. To read more about snorkeling, visit this article concerning snorkeling options.


Sparadise Beachfront Spa

Enjoying a spa just might be the highlight of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, given the fact that there are 5 spas that operate in this area. Click this link to view our page regarding this topic.

Other Activities

KiteXplorer San Pedro

Information concerning a few other activities are provided in the table below.

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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