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Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize, and the main destination for travellers to this western Caribbean nation. San Pedro Town is the only town on the island. Ambergris Caye has been the hub of the areas maritime trade for centuries.
Fishing, coconuts, and chicle were
historic means of islanders support, but the last thirty years have led to a large growth in both the dive and scuba trade, and ecotourism. The rich variety
of things to do in San Pedro Town makes Ambergris Caye the gateway to travel in this beautiful country.
We are a democratic, English speaking nation, once known as British Honduras. The weather is mild, the beaches are beautiful, and the history is rich, this is a land of swaying palm trees and colorful sunsets.
From the beautiful beaches and azure waters of the Caribbean, to the Maya Mountains and the Pine Ridge, we have an adventure for everyone. Spectacular caves, winding waterfalls, virgin tropical rainforest, and hundreds of limestone caves make for exciting vistas. You wil find many ancient Maya ruins and temples that will entice you to learn more of their history. Zip lining through the forest, taking nature walks, sailing the Caribbean, cave tubing through Maya caves, scuba diving and snorkeling the Barrier Reef, sailing the cayes, parasailing, or just hiking through the jungle, you will find a wonderful, unforgettable journey awaiting you. We are home to many beautiful resorts, jungle lodges, beachfront cabanas and hotels.
We also boast of an amazing coral reef system, the second largest in the world and this hemisphere's longest, running offshore, and many cayes (islands of coral sand) are surrounded by astounding reefs to snorkle or scuba dive. The reef lies one-half mile east of the Ambergris Caye shoreline and runs the entire 25 mile length of the island (Maps). This has made San Pedro Town
the dive and water sports capital of our country as well as Central America. The Great Blue Hole, Turneffe Islands, Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Mexico Rocks, Lighthouse Reef, and many other diving areas are all only a short
boat ride away from this coconut palm lined island.
This area is home to a delightful variety of plant and animal life. With a large percentage of the country's land under protection, the hundreds of species of birds, exotic tropical plants, monkeys, manatee, crocodiles, and thousands of colorful fish thrive and are a highlight of any vacation.
But truly our people are the most memorable part. The mix of ten different cultures include East Indian, Garifuna, Mestizo, Maya, Mennonites, and Creole. They will welcome you, and their wonderful relaxed hospitality will allow you to relax and enjoy your time here.
Come and explore our tropical wonderland. Walk the beaches, learn our history, talk with our people, buy a home or invest in real estate property, have your wedding or honeymoon, or enjoy your retirement in our country.
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Here is a place where you can really relax, there is nothing that you can do to change anything ... things will happen eventually, so you may as well just sit back and enjoy the view! Here is why we love Belize!
Click here for a colorful two page clickable Adobe Acrobat brochure on Ambergris Caye, the best place to start your adventures here. The latest edition of our Belize Hotel Association Accommodation Guide is available here.