Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#253448 - 10/19/07 11:33 AM Bomba’s New Pier
Short Offline
Bomba’s New Pier- a Port in the Storm

Belize City, Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Secluded Bomba Village nestled in the rustic Belize Rural North is the home base for woodcarvers and traditional artisans. The picturesque village is strategically situated on the Northern River, only three miles from the Caribbean Sea. Bomba is a quick, 10-mile, 35 to 40 minute skiff ride from the tourist hot-spot San Pedro, Ambergris Caye.
During the Hurricane Dean scare in the last week of August, 18 pleasure crafts from San Pedro docked at the Bomba piers for safe harbor. Unfortunately the river in rainy season rises four feet and the three piers were under water.

Directly after the Hurricane Dean threat blew past, Belize Rural North Standard Bearer Earl “Bob Rancho” Perez liaised with the village council to solve the pier problem. A new, sturdy pier was decided upon as the solution. Plans were drawn up, bids went out and a construction firm hired. And Belize Tourist Board footed the bill. By the time Hurricane Felix threatened to descend on Belize in early September the pilings were in place. Before Celebrations started the 150 foot long, 8 foot wide dock was completed.

Tourists boarding launch to San Pedro

The dock is centrally located and easily assessable to the entire village. And of significant importance is the dock is not flooded in the wet season.

Bomba is the gateway from San Pedro based tourists to get to the nearby Altun Ha Mayan Ruins. Boatloads of tourists pass through Bomba on their way to the ruins.

The Bomba dock is a prime example of BTB (central government) and the local community working hand in hand for the benefit of Belizeans.

Live and let live

#253450 - 10/19/07 11:36 AM Re: Bomba’s New Pier [Re: Short]
Leah-Ann Offline
Yay! Much needed. smile
I can never remember which is better . . . safe? . . . or sorry?

#255789 - 11/07/07 12:16 PM Re: Bomba’s New Pier [Re: Leah-Ann]
maruba Offline
To Whom it may concern:
We the Village Council of Bomba is hearby notifying all boat owners and boat operators that a docking fee will be enforced starting 1st November, 2007 The fees is $10.00 per boat to park for the day.

Thanks for cooperating with the council we are looking forward to working with you.

Your Resectfully,

Ms.Margarita Villanueva
Acting Chairperson
Bomba Village


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil’ Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 24 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,633 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,706 Topics
461,226 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.