For travelers lucky enough to explore the island of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro is a must-see stop on the itinerary. As the only major town on the entire island, most travelers will at least pass through the town on their way to hotels and attractions on Ambergris Caye. Whether you have a single day to enjoy Ambergris Caye or a few weeks to spend exploring San Pedro, here are some of the top things to do, see and explore in the wonderful town.
Visit the Ambergris Museum and Cultural Center
A great way to start a trip to San Pedro is by visiting the Ambergris Museum and Cultural Center. Located conveniently in the heart of the town, this museum is the ideal way to learn more about the destination, the local residents, the history of Belize and the culture on Ambergris Caye. While the exhibits are fascinating and educational for adults, kids will love the interactive displays as well.
See Saltwater Crocodiles in Their Natural Habitats
For an unforgettable experience on Ambergris Caye, visitors will love the chance to see saltwater crocodiles up close at the American Crocodile Educational Sanctuary, better known as ACES. Children and adults will have the chance to learn about the biology of crocodiles, how their habitats are being destroyed and how people can help. There is definitely a thrilling element involved in this educational adventure, however.
Make a Splash at the San Pedro Fitness Club
One of the most popular destinations on the island of Ambergris Caye is the San Pedro Fitness Club. Belonging both to the Exotic Caye Beach Resort and the Grand Baymen, this fitness center and pool is the ultimate place to kick back and relax. You can sip a cocktail while you tan by the pool, or you might decide to kick it up a notch and join a group fitness class led by a certified fitness instructor. There are also tennis courts, a fitness facility and games for children of all ages.
The town of San Pedro may not be big, but it offers a variety of cultural and recreational attractions that visitors will love including: a crocodile sanctuary, a museum and the impressive facilities of the fitness club.