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Upcoming trip to AC #73499
09/15/03 02:36 PM
09/15/03 02:36 PM
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travelbelle Offline OP
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I'm new to this board and hope to garner alot of info before our trip the first week in November!

Can anyone steer us to some safe nightspots in San Pedro where we can listen to music & enjoy a few libations?? My husband and I like music and would like to visit a few local spots.

Also, shopping - any suggestions for a special remembrance of our trip? We are celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary with this trip.

We are staying at Cayo Espanto and will be visiting San Pedro a few times I'm sure.

Any help is appreciated.


Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73500
09/16/03 09:21 AM
09/16/03 09:21 AM
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Sandy C Offline
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Check out for shopping:

1. Black coral jewelry made in San Pedro (Cottage Gift Shop for one) - they can probably create something special for you.

2. Paintings by local artists - there are 4 or so galleries in town: Fido's courtyard, south end of middle street, middle part of middle street, Sunbreeze Hotel. Local, wonderful artists: Marcos, Orlando, Walter Castillo and others.

Also, recommend you ask your Cayo Espanto hosts for special ideas. You'll love the service at Espanto. Happy anniversary!

Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73501
09/16/03 01:43 PM
09/16/03 01:43 PM
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Barbara K Offline
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Try Fido's for both music/drinks as well as great custom made jewelry by Elisabeth at Ambar (located inside Fido's courtyard)

Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73502
09/16/03 02:05 PM
09/16/03 02:05 PM
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travelbelle Offline OP
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Sandy & Barbara,

Thanks for the info!!

Another question - someone mentioned a casino in San Pedro - is it worth checking out?


Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73503
09/16/03 06:05 PM
09/16/03 06:05 PM
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Dallas, TX, USA
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The Casino is very small. They have a varity of tables and slots. I only went in to look around when it was new, not to gamble so I really can't tell you about whether it woud "pay" to play.
We arrive 11-8-03. YEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!

Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73504
09/16/03 07:34 PM
09/16/03 07:34 PM
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travelbelle Offline OP
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Another question - What's in the drink called a Belikin?? Is there such a thing??

What are some popular drinks?


Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73505
09/16/03 07:56 PM
09/16/03 07:56 PM
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bogalusa, LA USA
kerry Offline
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dallas diver....that's my b'day...november 8!! have a belikin for me!!
travelbelle...hops, barley, etc....belikin is beer.... smile as for other drinks, i really enjoyed the "panty rippers" at cholo's sports bar...(next to lily's) have "dready" fix you one....have a wonderful trip....kerry wink

Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73506
09/16/03 09:28 PM
09/16/03 09:28 PM
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South Texas
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Personally I love Palace Casino, nice friendly staff, fun, and you will meet alot of locals for chatting. I only play the slots, and win enough to keep me playing.

Shops mentioned above are all great.

Ramon's gift shop has a wide variety of really nice things.

If you get over to Caye Caulker, go to SilkPainter's Art shop, great selections.

On Pescador in San Pedro, The Beauty of Nature Gift Shop, great colorful art, including wooden chairs and tables, that are easily carried home.

Dare To Deviate
Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73507
09/16/03 10:28 PM
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seashell Offline
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I've had a lot of fun at the Palace Casino.

Has the new casino opened yet?

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Upcoming trip to AC #73508
09/16/03 11:31 PM
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Sandy C Offline
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You're welcome. Another great local artist is Papo.

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