San Pedro Attractions

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The main settlement on the island of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Town is where it all happens.  Most people who visit here do so with the hopes of puttering around in their rented golf cart, eating lots of good local food, and relaxing on the beach.  Of course, this is all possible, but you won't want to overlook some of the attractions outside of the beaches, which include a museum and a casino.  Birders have a great chance of seeing some unique species in town, and just outside of San Pedro is an expansive nature reserve and several other natural sites to explore. 


Ambergris Caye Southeast

You will find a handful of beaches to visit in and around the area. You can click on the beach names for more detail concerning that beach.

Ambergris Caye Southeast: Transportation to the island requires travel by air or water. Water taxis travel from Belize City, while flights from the International airport takes around 15 minutes.

Another location to consider is Debbie's Beach. Finding Debbie' sBeach is not too hard, as there is only one main road on the Ambergris Cay. Taking the road north out of San Pedro, the road is located a little after Ak'bol Yoga Retreat and should be the third right after that.

San Pedro and the surrounding areas offer a few more beach choices. Click this link to see our extended discussion of beaches for San Pedro.


Assuming you like to explore other cultures and places, you might enjoy visiting a museum while on vacation in San Pedro.

Ambergris Museum: Ambergris museum's mission is preserve the history of the area, from ancient Maya village through today, a quiet fishing village and tourist town.

The chart just below shows more details regarding a museum in the area.

Museums In San Pedro
Name Phone Location
Ambergris Museum -- Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Do you like being outdoors? You might be happy to find out that the area has several enjoyable nature preserves nearby.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a popular nature preserve located 5.7 mi. West-Southwest of central San Pedro. The reserve is divided into four distinct, and well marked zones: the Reef, the Seagrass Beds, the Mangroves, and Shark Ray Alley. In order to full enjoy the marine park, you'll have to hire a boat operator, and signing up for a snorkeling and diving tour is a great way to experience the park as well.

Look through the table below for more information.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near San Pedro
Name Type Location
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 5.7 mi. West-Southwest of Central San Pedro Belize
Shark-Ray Alley Marine Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 2.7 mi. South of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Shark-Ray Alley Marine Reserve Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 3.5 mi. South of Central San Pedro Belize


Guests can experience a park in San Pedro.

Boca Del Rio Park is located in northeastern San Pedro. Boca Del Rio Park features swings and water slides into the shallow part of the bay. The property also features a sandy area with a volleyball court, jungle gym, basketball court, picnic tables and barbecue pits.

Parks In San Pedro
Name Type Location
Boca Del Rio Park Park 1.4 mi. Northeast of Central San Pedro Ambergris Caye

Land Formations

Another idea is to visit some of the more interesting naturally occurring land formations. Other types of natural attractions in San Pedro are displayed right below.

Land Formations In San Pedro
Name Type Location
Ambergris Lake Lake Central San Pedro
San Pedro Lagoon Lagoon 1.1 mi. North of Central San Pedro
San Pedro Reef Reef 0.8 mi. East of Central San Pedro


Vacationers do not generally stay in San Pedro to gamble, although there is one such venue, The Palace Casino. The only spot in San Pedro to offer casino style gambling is the Palace Casino on Pescador Drive and Caribena Street. Friendly service by a staff that is cheering you on all the way makes this one of the most supportive casinos you'll ever encounter.


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