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How crowded is Ambergris? #107279
08/15/05 09:07 AM
08/15/05 09:07 AM
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DonnaF Offline OP
DonnaF  Offline OP
I really hate to ask such a dumb question! But when 9000 people were evacuated from AC before Emily, I began to wonder just how crowded is this place?

Why do I ask??

I love people, but I hate crowds.

Some of you are saying there are 9000 people in my office building. Well, there are only 10,000 people in my whole home town!

SO, we are debating between Placencia and AC - or splitting this time with maybe 3 nights each. Plus we will have 5 nights in the Cayo area.

For our beach time, we will certainly be snorkeling, maybe some fishing, but for my down time of doing nothing but relaxing on the beach - will it be body to body on the beach?! I guess I have fears of Cancun or Jamaica or even that tiny little Dominican Republic area where you can't step on the beach without tripping over someone!

A crowd at a restaurant or bar is not a problem, unless it means long lines to get a table.

I am leaning toward booking Mata Rocks for this portion.

Help me to get a sense of this area, please.


Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107280
08/15/05 09:18 AM
08/15/05 09:18 AM
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Now Danny Offline
Now Danny  Offline
Not to worry. cool

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107281
08/15/05 09:23 AM
08/15/05 09:23 AM
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New Jersey, USA
njmichael Offline
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Don't worry, AC is nothing like Cancun. The only times I saw anything even approaching a crowd is when the ferry from the mainland would arrive, and they generally dispersed quickly or hung out on the piers waiting for the dive trips.

Otherwise, unless someplace is having a barbeque or something, you never have to worry about large crowds.

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107282
08/15/05 11:17 AM
08/15/05 11:17 AM
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Barbara K Offline
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AC is not all that crowded (by other tourist place standards) but Placencia is less crowded for sure.

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107283
08/15/05 11:17 AM
08/15/05 11:17 AM
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reaper Offline
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DonnaF, Hang out in San Pedro for a weekend and enjoy the night life, great food and the town, and then head to Placencia for a slice of peaceful paradise. Easy to do and both spots are great in their own way. cool

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107284
08/15/05 05:09 PM
08/15/05 05:09 PM
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sandb Offline
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There are three hotels in Las Vegas that each have more rooms than all of AC has...

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107285
08/15/05 06:57 PM
08/15/05 06:57 PM

Absolutely packed. Can't move for all the geckos and land crabs.

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107286
08/16/05 07:24 AM
08/16/05 07:24 AM
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Posts: 4,268
Bellaire, Tx. and the World
Denny Shane Offline
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Donna, of all the times I've been down to AC, the words packed, over-crowded, a mob scene has never entered my mind. The major rush hour grid-lock is usually caused by ducks out for a walk in the afternoon.

You're going to be fine Donna... eek

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107287
08/16/05 05:43 PM
08/16/05 05:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
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beaver falls pa
bamj Offline
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Just came back from AC.
We did not even see people on our walk into town. We had a great time. Food was delicious. Fishing was great.

Re: How crowded is Ambergris? #107288
08/16/05 06:22 PM
08/16/05 06:22 PM
Joined: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,123
San Pedro& Indiana
indygal Offline
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Oh I saw a crowd once, it was a parade of children. We could not move down the street, had to just stand and watch the children with smiles ear to ear.
Dear Donna, I have been to Cancun and Playa del Carmen, both have beautiful beaches, as long as you do not mind being elbow to elbow with strangers.
Enjoy Belize laugh

Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.
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