San Pedro

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San Pedro, Belize

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Torontoman Torontom…
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An English speaking country in Central America May 30, 2011
Belize used to be British Honduras and as such carries the Westminster form of government and is English speaking. On a small spit of reachable by water taxi or small plane from Belize City you will find Ambergris Caye which is where the town of San Pedro is.

Try not to think too much about the Madonna song "Last night I dreamt of San Pedro" otherwise you'll never get it out of your head. San Pedro is a cute collection of shops, restaurants, various types of hotels, condos and houses, and many many dive outlets. Also tour companies are available to take you on inland tours.

One of the best reasons for coming here is the diving. The world's second largest barrier reef is here and all levels of diving are available from snorkeling to the world famous Blue Hole. I took a resort course which allowed me to dove, next to my instructor, down to 30 feet. I saw several amazing types of coral. all kinds of tropical fish, moray eels, nurse sharks. It was spectacular.

Find and bring a special bug spray for no see ums as they are prolific here due to the low lying level of the land. Also if you like drinking and partying this is a good spot. Not much else to do except take inland tours. Saw a Mayan temple. The mainland is diverse and rich is geography.

It a sleepy little town that's beautiful and filled with interesting travelers. If you're of retirement age look at the special offers the government has.

A note about when to travel. I went in November and the weather was perfect. The hotels are only about half filled. Many travellers who want to stay for a longer stretch can bargin directly with the hotels and get a suite for a month for about a thousand dollars plus utilities (expensive). It's cheaper than buying a vacation home here - which you can do. Starter condo's on the beach in the main part of town were less than 200k US.
San Pedro, Belize
Mayan Temple on the mainland
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mdfehmel mdfehmel
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Day Trip to San Pedro Aug 12, 2008
After a business was completed on a recent trip to Belize, I had a day to kill. Since I had to work in the morning, I missed out on a trip into the caves for one of the rafting trips that get so much acclaim in Belize. Instead, I hopped a water-taxi from Belize City to San Pedro Island. If you are the type that considers a relaxing vacation as one described in a Jimmy Buffet song, make plans to come here. With the second largest coral reef in the world, the water is bluer than any water I've ever seen. Narrow, cobble-stoned streets connect several small shops, bars and restaurants (all casual) within a very small area (you can walk almost everywhere, but golf carts are very popular). Most notably, I sat in an open-air restaurant eating local fare, drinking Belikin beer and listening to Bob Marley with my toes in the sand. It truely does not get any better than that. Only thing I will do differently next time is I will pay a couple extra bucks and fly out. The 15 minute plane ride should beat the 2 hour water, crowded taxi ride.
A local farm stand on a side stree…
Belize City Water Taxi Terminal at…
A little less busy than the Belize…
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yheleen says:
lovely photos ;)
Posted on: Aug 13, 2008

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