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The Thrill-Seeker's Guide to Ambergris Caye

Posted by ECBR on Jun 4, 2013 3:08:59 PM

Activities on Ambergris Caye are not Just for SunbathersThere’s nothing like relaxing at a resort on Ambergris Caye, but some travelers can’t live without a little adventure. Want to catch a few thrills on the island?

Listed below are the top six ways to get your adrenaline pumping. Plan one of these excursions, and get ready to see Ambergris Caye in an exciting new light.

1. Snorkel through Shark Ray Alley

Ideal for both beginners and advanced snorkelers, Shark Ray Alley, also known as the Sand Bar, is Ambergris Caye’s best spot for sting-ray sightings. Arrange a tour to experience this renowned area; it’s just a short boat ride from San Pedro.

2. Soar over the jungle

You can’t break the laws of gravity permanently, but the mainland offers the next best thing: zip-line journeys through the jungle. Take a day trip to Caves Branch National Park, and you’ll be able to glide between treetop platforms and get a bird’s-eye view of the tropical scenery.

3. Kite-surf in San Pedro

San Pedro is home to some of the most relaxing hotels Ambergris Caye has to offer, but it’s also a fantastic place for a kite-surfing adventure. Want a little inside advice? Visit between February and July; the conditions are at their windiest, and you’ll be more likely to catch some serious air.

4. Night-dive at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve

Have you ever wondered what the sea looks like after the sun goes down? On Ambergris Caye, you can find out. Plan an after-hours dive at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and you’ll get the opportunity to sneak a peek at an entirely different world of nocturnal creatures.

5. Kayak around San Pedro Lagoon

Every adventurous journey needs a few laid-back moments. Find your inner peace with a serene kayaking trip on the island’s largest lagoon; you’ll be surrounded by lush scenery, and you might even catch a glimpse of some rare wildlife. Plus, if you’d like to unwind even further, you can spend the rest of your evening relaxing with a cocktail at a resort on Ambergris Caye.

6. Take an adventure tour through Altun Ha

Of course, Belize is known for its Mayan ruins, and no trip to the area would be complete without a journey to its most majestic site. Book a guided tour to Altun Ha, and you’ll get a chance to explore the towering mounds, ancient jade sculptures and surreal Temple of the Masonry Altars.

From diving expeditions to mainland hikes, Ambergris Caye offers a world of experiences designed just for thrill-seekers. Make a reservation at one of the best hotels Ambergris Caye has to offer, and then, let the guides at Exotic Caye Beach Resort help you pack your itinerary with exciting activities. An adventurous journey is waiting.


Written by ECBR

Topics: Activities at Gran Pacifica