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San Pedro Travel Guide

Located in the largest island of Belize, San Pedro is the only town in Ambergris Caye. Due to its location and beauty is a very popular tourist destination. San Pedro is a slow-moving picturesque town. You can move around town by bicycle, golf cart or taxi. This ocean side town is known for its delicious restaurants, first class hotels, and entertaining nightlife. All of facilities combine with laid-back life and warm friendly people makes San Pedro a great place to visit Being the most visited and biggest town it has traffic, have this in mind when you take the flight or water taxi back to Belize City.

Attractions y Activities

Discovering San Pedro

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, San Pedro is the perfect place for an adventure. San Pedro has some of the best fishing and scuba diving facilities. But you can also take tours to the mainland where you hike in the rainforest, visit ancient Mayan ruins, and explore caves. San Pedro offers a wide range of activities so you can’t get bored here. After a day of activities, you can relax at the beach, swim in the pool and enjoy the amenities of the hotel.

San Pedro itself is a landscape, it is surrounded by the transparent turquoise sea, its beaches surrounded by palms, you can see the hotels that offer a quiet, relaxing and cozy stay, where you can rest and hang out without worries.

Activities

Blue Hole
Jacques Cousteau called the Blue Hole on of the top ten diving sites in the world. This giant marine sinkhole of approximately 1,200 feet in diameter and 450 feet deep is a small atoll off the coast of Belize. It Has crystal-clear blue water that allows the observation of stalactites, stalagmites and sharks, offering a unique diving experience. If you do not enjoy diving, you could take a flight tour and fly over the Blue Hole to enjoy the view.

Scuba Diving
From San Pedro you can find some of the best diving locations. The Lighthouse Reef is one of those places, it is home of the Great Blue Hole, the perfect diving place for avid divers. Also, part of the Lighthouse reef is the Half Moon Caye, another perfect diving location. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley is between the top ten places for diving also, along with Long Caye Aquarium.

Snorkeling
The best option to explore the reef if you are not a diver is snorkeling. The ever-changing underwater scene makes Belize the perfect place to start practicing snorkeling. Swim with the rays, sharks, turtles and different schools of fish.

Fishing
From San Pedro you can find stunning fishing places and it is guaranteed to catch fish daily. For fly fish you must go Turneffe Atoll. The three types of fly fish are protected by law, but you can catch and release. Among the fishes you can catch are barracuda, grouper, snappers, between others.

Mainland tours
To enjoy the activities on the mainland, you would have to fly from the airport located in San Pedro, but it is worth it. Explore mystic caves, go birdwatching in the rainforest, cave tubing on the rivers inside caves, discover ancient Mayan Ruins and slide from tree to tree doing ziplining.

Water sports
Between the many activities you can enjoy you will find water sports like Sailing, stiff wings, strong coral heads make navigation tricky, but a very rewarding one; wind sports, The winds and calm waters of the Barrier Reef create the ideal condition for wind surg and kite boarding.

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Location and Map

San Pedro located 67 km /41 mi from Belize City, in the Caribbean Sea. You can flight from Belize city to San Pedro, the flight takes 15 minutes. Or you can take go by car to the terminal and take a water taxi, this transportation will take 1 hour and 45 minutes approximately.

San Pedro, Belize

Northeast
Population: 17,000