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So Many Things to See and Do on Ambergris Caye

Posted by ECBR on Oct 11, 2012 8:59:20 AM

It’s hard to run out of things to do on Ambergris Caye, the largest of several hundred islands located in the northernmost waters of Belize. Floating in the turquoise Caribbean Sea, this 40-kilometer long island is a sparkling gem of cultural and fun-filled activities. From the glistening white sand beaches to the mangrove swamps, there is never a shortage of beautiful natural scenery to take in while relaxing and soaking in the sun on this tropical paradise.

Belize Barrier Reef

This 190-mile long stretch of reef lies on the eastern side of Ambergris Caye. On the north tip of the Caye, the reef almost touches the land at a place known as Mexico Rocks. To the west of Mexico Rocks is the San Pedro Lagoon, a great place to go sightseeing with your family. The reef is a popular destination and attraction for tourist and visitors alike, as its allure and natural beauty never gets old; the deep ocean blue continues to fascinate day after day. Coral reef diving tours are a great way to see the sea life that lives around the Barrier Reef, and they are an experience you are sure to never forget. Touring the Barrier Reef is just one of the many great activities, but there are many other things to do on Ambergris Caye to keep you busy throughout your trip.

Diving and Snorkeling

Ambergris Caye is heralded as one of the greatest diving and snorkeling destinations in the world. Many local dive shops in the area rent full gear, offer all levels of certification, and have daily trips to the reef and local dive sites. One of the most incredible trip options is the night dive trip, which offers unparalleled views of a marine paradise beyond your wildest imagination. For non-divers, there are great snorkeling options at sites like the Hol Chan Reserve and Shark Ray Alley where you can swim next to parrotfish or drift alongside other sea creatures in the Caribbean Sea.

San Pedro Town

Believed to have been occupied by the over 1500 years ago, Ambergris Caye is now home to the town of San Pedro, which still contains remnants of its ancestral history. From the red clay ceramic pottery to the bustling activity of the 7,000 local people, this small tourist town bustles with activity. Out of all of the things to do on Ambergris Caye, spending a day walking through the town of San Pedro people watching and shopping in the market is one of the most fulfilling. Taking in the local ways and eating the delicious local food is a great way to spend an afternoon before returning to your hotel.

Why Wait? Book Your Trip To Ambergris Caye Today

Ambergris Caye has long remained the tourist center of Belize, and it is no wonder. With so many things to do on Ambergris Caye - from savannah tours to coral reef diving – why would you ever want to leave? Book your trip to Ambergris Caye now, and stay at the one-of-a-kind Exotic Caye Beach Resort. Our friendly concierge service will help get you set up with memorable things to do on Ambergris Caye to ensure that every day of your trip is a unique and exciting adventure. We offer deluxe rooms and oceanfront condominium suites with ocean-facing balconies, so you can relax in luxury before waking up for a day of fun-filled activities in Ambergris Caye.


Written by ECBR

Topics: Things to Do