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

There are a small variety of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. You can click on the beach names for detailed information about that section of the coast.

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 option that beach-goers can consider is Debbie's Beach. Debbie's Beach is located behind a sandbar, meaning that the waves that do hit the beach are generally small, making it a good beach for casual swimming. Additionally, behind the beach is a large group of trees that completely block the view of the beach from the road, granting beach goers a deal of privacy.

San Pedro and the surrounding areas have a few more beaches to choose from. For more in-depth coverage of this specific topic, read this guide.


Assuming you like to become more aware of other places and cultures, you might enjoy visiting a museum during your vacation.

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 directly below lists more information on 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 enjoy being out in the fresh air? You may be happy to learn the area has a few interesting nature preserves nearby.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is a popular nature preserve situated 5.7 mi. West-Southwest of central San Pedro. Just off the coast of Ambergris Caye is the oldest marine reserve in Belize, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

You can look through the table below to see nature preserves .

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


Vacationers can visit a park in San Pedro.

Boca Del Rio Park is found within 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 fun idea is to visit some of the more popular naturally occurring land formations. Other options like these in San Pedro are shown down 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


Travelers do not generally come to San Pedro to find gambling, although there is one to check out, The Palace Casino. <p>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.</p>


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