Introducing Ambergris Caye & San Pedro
By far the most developed of the cayes, Ambergris is still fairly laid-back. San Pedro is a true town – more impressive in a lot of ways than the nation’s capital, but there are enough sandy streets and beachside bars to maintain the impression of a tropical paradise.
Outside of town, mostly to the south, large resorts and gated retirement villages are springing up with frightening regularity. Even so, there are still a surprising amount of budget-friendly establishments in the downtown area.
Most of the island’s population lives in the town of San Pedro, near the southern tip. The barrier reef is only a half mile (800m) east of San Pedro.
San Pedro started life as a fishing town but is now Belize’s prime tourist destination. More than half of the tourists who visit Belize fly straight to San Pedro and use it as their base for excursions elsewhere.
Last updated: Feb 17, 2009
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