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Posted By: Kerri_Canada

What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 12:22 AM

Hello. My 2 friends and I (21, 22 & 23 years old)are coming to San Pedro for 2 months this May & June. If anyone could suggest some good, fun & CHEAP ideas for things to do while we are on the island that would be great. We love to party and know about the bars in San Pedro but any other suggestions would be great! Thanks!

salud_y_vida_2006@hotmail.com
Posted By: spl

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 12:36 AM

not much is cheap in Belize, especially san pedro. it is the most expensive country in Central America.

Besides your partying at night, in the day you can snorkle ($25-30/ day), Windsurf ($$$$), swim, dive ($60/ 2 tank dive), fish ($150+ per day), hangout in the sun or under a palapa or hamock reading a book listening to music, go to the gym. There is only so much to do on an island. I am never board there but as far as keeping yourself busy and for cheap, that's a toughy!
Posted By: spl

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 12:39 AM

biking riding
Posted By: inthemarket

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 03:22 AM

sound like you should go to roatan or utila (both islands in Honduras) or costa rica. Belize is much more expensive for day to day activities and it sounds like from all your posts you are looking for cheap. It sure isn';t like Mexico, you and your friends would have a blast there. You can party any night of the week there and until 7am. Not here daily until that time. maybe 5am a few nights a week.
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 03:27 AM

Shut up, Ernie!
Posted By: atomicindy

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 04:02 AM

It sounds like the three of you should not have any problem making friends with bartenders. It seems like the bartenders always know where an after hours party is. Just ask around.

During the day you might try going to Caye Caulker.
It is a fun place to go and is cheaper than SP. If you go, make sure you try Rasta Pasta.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 04:28 AM

Hey, E - tounge hurt again? wink
Posted By: spl

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 12:40 PM

you could go to Caye Caulker, for a day, but just for your information that too is not cheap as you have to take a boat 30 min there, $35 US round trip. It is the next island over so not exactly something you can do daily and not much to do over there besides hangout on a lounge chair or eat. I'd suggest the Rainbow Cafe, the upstairs has a great view over the water. Much more economical than Rasta Pasta. I wish you luck on your budget there.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 02:33 PM

In defence of San Pedro you can do quite well on the cheap here, there are plenty of places to stay and meals need cost no more than $5 to $10BZ per person, often with enough to eat for two. Big Daddy's is open most nights until 6am and unlike Cancun you don't have to pay a huge entry fee to get into the clubs ($50US per person in one case last year). Renting a windsurfer is only $35US per day if you rent by the week.

Plenty of backpackers come to the island and have a great time. They wouldn't keep coming if they weren't having a good time.

Listen to the people that love this place there are far more of them than those who seem to have a bone to pick with Belize.

BTW, let's get the facts straight - it's $35BZ round trip to Caye Caulker.
Posted By: streetchie

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 03:45 PM

Most of the things that I enjoy doing in San Pedro are free. Meeting people, relaxing in a lounge chair, walking the beach, playing horseshoes, swimming off the end of a pier. The nearly free things are - eating at food stands in the park and talking to the great people that work them, listening to great musicians play at the endless number of beach bars, fishing, riding my bike (which I own), exploring. Splurge and go snorkeling, rent a golf cart for a day or two, eat at Casa Picasso and the other great restaurants in town, spend a few days and nights on Caulker. After 2 months you will either be completely bored or, like me, never leave.
Posted By: Kra-Z-K

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 05:17 PM

and as far as cheap places to eat, yes I have found like 15. I think I posted them on a thread about 4 months ago, if you can not find it by doing a search I will again this evening.
Posted By: streetchie

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 06:52 PM

Another catfight. WTF!?
Posted By: phillytodd

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 06:59 PM

i think these two should settle things in an adult manner.

Oil wrestling.

PS.. I do agree that AC has gotten ridiculously expensive.. but part of that reason is that being older and more successful, I tend to stay and eat at the higher end places... if I were on a budget, I could get by very nicely on AC.. 10 bucks a night for pedro's inn, 20 bucks a day for food.. and another 20 a day for booze. laying on the beach is free.
Posted By: Kra-Z-K

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 07:18 PM

paint wrestling is good this month...carnaval. 8 more days!!
Posted By: streetchie

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 07:28 PM

Ahhhhh, the beauty of deleted posts.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/17/06 07:40 PM

Triple J is now advertising $30BZ round trip to CC.
Posted By: Kerri_Canada

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/18/06 09:21 PM

Thanks u everyone for all the feedback, we are looking forward to it!! is it fairly safe to walk home after the bar?? 20 min walk...
Posted By: spl

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/18/06 11:31 PM

I highly recommend a cab vs. walking in the dark with the people out at night. There have been situations in the past with women walking home at night, but overall SP is a very safe place.
Posted By: Kerri_Canada

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/19/06 01:03 AM

okay, and are cab's easy to find at 3, 4 or 5 in the morning???
Posted By: spl

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/19/06 01:33 AM

yes. from town no problem, they will be waiting for you.
Posted By: J DOG

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 02:57 PM

Spl, last time I went To Caye Chaulker it was $35 Belize(round trip), that was 2 wks. ago.
A very nice 25 min. boat ride inside the reef.
Staying there 3 nites in April before coming to S.P.for a Wk.
Posted By: Kerri_Canada

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 06:06 PM

is caye caulker a must to go visit????
Posted By: atomicindy

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 06:29 PM

Be careful about getting a taxi at night. Last year, I left the Palace Casino at 3:00AM and could not find a taxi to save my life. I do not know if I just had bad luck or if this is the norm. It seems like other people have had good luck with taxis so I hope my case was unusual.
Posted By: SimonB

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 07:53 PM

The nearest taxi stand is by Central Park. There are taxis there most of the night.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 08:04 PM

Kerri_Canada - caye caulker is not a must go visit but its a neat couple hour stop(lunch, walk) while on an all day trip(snorkeling, fishing, etc.IMHO laugh
Posted By: casa de amor

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 08:07 PM

caye caulker is a MUST for lobster fest, anyone know what i mean?
Posted By: Kra-Z-K

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 08:21 PM

unfortunately they will not be here during that time. frown
Posted By: JoeKino

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 09:02 PM

Kerri,
Caulker is kinda a must-do since you're going to be in A/C for 2 months. It's the cheapest different place to get to and has a more laid back vibe, a little rasta -one love, one heart.
It's less expensive and less busy than SP so spend a few days once in awhile there to dry out after SP party binges. I think you're going to love it at both places and hope you do Canada proud.
As for security, remember the buddy system -3 girls are a force to be respected,keep the sisterhood together and walk whenever and wherever you wish in SP.

Have a blast, Joe from Toronto
Posted By: Kerri_Canada

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/20/06 10:09 PM

Thanks my fellow Canadian Joe!! That's awesome!! We'll be sue to check it out for a couple days at least once. is there any places in particular you can recommend to stay for a few nights while we are there....we want inexpensive by clean rooms...not trashy. Thanks...

The girls from Edmonton
Posted By: JoeKino

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/22/06 02:02 PM

Can't help with that and I couldn't find anything when I searched this site. Perhaps you could post as a separate question.
Guess you'll be glad to get away from -12 degree temps!
Respect, Joe
Posted By: Sir Isaac Newton

Re: What to do on the island... - 02/22/06 06:08 PM

Hiking/beach combing - free
Camping on the beach - free
Biking to Basil Jone - $20 bike rental
Swimming at Mar de Tumbo - free
Sunning at Mar de Tumbo - free
Playing volleyball at Cannibals - free
Snorkeling at Wet Willy's - $10 gear rental
Fishing of the docks - $5 for line, hook and bait
Learn to windsurf/kitesurf - not sure
Having guys buy you drinks at Cholos - free
Waking up in Caye Caulker after partying all night in San Pedro - priceless
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