Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#95491 - 01/09/05 12:44 AM Beach facilities and other San Pedro questions
mantaraye Offline
Hello! Glad to be a part of this board.

After doing a search, I have a question about beach facilities. I have read that the beaches are open to the public. If I stay at one hotel and would like to use the beach, say, at Mar De Tumbo, could I rent a lounge chair? What about an umbrella?

Also,I am planning to come in late May. It seems that cruise ships will be there almost every day that I will be in San Pedro. How does this affect excursions? Could I get a snorkel trip to Hol Chan, or would they all be taken up with cruise passengers?

#95492 - 01/09/05 01:27 AM Re: Beach facilities and other San Pedro questions
klcman Offline
Cruise passengers do not utilize the operators on AC. The ships port in Belize City and are shuttled to the reef from there.

Mar De Tumbo has nary a lounger or umbrella for rent...never seen one anywhere (rental) on AC. Beaches are open to all.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _________________ _ _ _ _ _ _
But then what do I know, I am but a mere caveman

#95493 - 01/09/05 02:30 PM Re: Beach facilities and other San Pedro questions
mantaraye Offline
I had read that some of the resorts on AC were arranging for cruise ship people to come over. I had also read on a board that on cruise ship days, San Pedro can be very crowded. So this is not true?

Also, if you can't rent beach chairs, can you buy one of those cheap, slotted aluminum loungers in a store on San Pedro?

#95494 - 01/09/05 11:29 PM Re: Beach facilities and other San Pedro questions
kippe Offline
Won't touch the cruise ship issue more than to say that they do drop off people in San Pedro for a couple of hours and yes, some restaurants and hotels offer a meal and send them to town to shop, but I wouldn't worry to much about it. Now the chair issue. just plop yourself in any old chair on the beach! Some places, like Banana Beach (not enough chairs) and Ramons (popular, because the pier is one of the better ones to swim from) get crowded in season, but in May there should be no problem anywhere. There is no such thing as a private beach in Belize, some hotels/resorts/private residents try to make it hard for you to walk along the beach in front of their properties though. What a shame!

#95495 - 01/10/05 12:47 AM Re: Beach facilities and other San Pedro questions
jfabes Offline
thats great to hear kippe. so there wont be a problem just strolling the beaches and when I become tired or too intoxicated I can just plop down in a chair or hammock even if the chair or hammock is located in front of a hotel I am not staying at?

#95496 - 01/10/05 03:17 AM Re: Beach facilities and other San Pedro questions
suzanne0918 Offline
took a long walk south from Ramon's and plopped in many a chair with many a drink in hand...no one ever said a word to us...even if we didn't buy a drink


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!!
Lilí 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!
1 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
1 registered (casa bella), 55 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,717 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,363 Topics
463,181 Posts

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