San Pedro, Belize: A Paradise In The Making

IMG_1273It is not more vacation we need – it is more vocation–Eleanor Roosevelt

A Crow’s View visited Ambergris Caye (pronounced Am-bur-griss Key), Belize last September. This island is Belize’s largest Caye and is the home of San Pedro township. IMG_1225

San Pedro rests along the coastline and is protected by a reef a few hundred feet from the shoreline. The city lacks a nightlife scene that is offered at the more touristy spots in Belize. But what it lacks in nightlife, San Pedro makes up in other areas. For example, it is home of the second largest barrier reef in the world; also, island guests can choose from snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing trips offered by local businesses. Combination packages are available that range from day trips, which includes lunch, scenic tours, and/or visiting the Great Blue Hole, to hiking tours that take you to uninhabited portions of Ambergris Caye.

If relaxation is what a person is seeking, you will find it here. San Pedro offers a laid back island-atmosphere that is complimented with beautiful vistas of the ocean. There are plenty of local shops, bars, and restaurants to pass the time at.  IMG_1236 A particularly intersting aspect of San Pedro is a tourist can buy fresh seafood from a fisherman; then take it to a local restaurant to have it cooked.

The Ambergris Brewing Company is one such business that offered this service. For a low price you will have your fish cooked to your liking and get a choice of side dishes to go with your order. If you choose to just pass the time and relax with a drink. A tropical view is always close by. IMG_1244IMG_1246

If you want a fast-paced touristy experience, then go to Caye Caulker or some other Belizian site. If you want a more relaxed experience (and less spendy), A Crow’s View suggest giving San Pedro a try. It’s still at the phase where you get a balance of great dining experiences, recreational activities, and sensible prices. IMG_1257



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