Friendly people, slow paced, good food, lots of activities
Overcrowded and full of loud people
Eating good food is one of my favorite things in life, so anytime I find spots worth recommending I do so with a great deal of pleasure. One such spot exists every night in the main square across the street from Jaguar's Temple Bar. Burritos, rice and stewed chicken, tacos etc. it's all here minus the pretensions that exist in some restaurants. I...more
For about $30-40, including snorkel gear, park fees, and tour fee, you can snorkel for a half day.... Usually, they split it between Hol Chans A site, and the D site (shark alley).... Its incredible... We actually saw more sharks at the first stop, but at Shark alley, they put down a feeding tube which attracted a swarm of various marine life, not...more
After enjoying your private section of beach on the North Island, walk the pier to the Palapa Bar. Climb upstairs to the bar, order a Belikin, then grab a seat and gaze at the turquoise water. If you look off in the distance, you can see wear the waves break off the reef. Look down and you may see some rays or other beautiful fish. Absolutely...more
Although pricey ($135 US + tips), the long trip to Lamanai on the mainland was well worth it. You take a boat to the mainland, get in a van and drive on a bumpy path, then get on another boat to take you up the New River to the lagoon at Lamanai. It's long, but you see a lot. You get up close to the mangrove trees and get to see a ton of birds (if...more
As previously mentioned, rent a bike and ride it up to the North Island. You'll cross the Split via a hand-drawn trolley (an experience in itself - $2 BZ round-trip), then head down the path 'til you get half-way. The road splits left to go farther or right towards Palapa Bar. There is a path along the coast, but it's hard to ride 'cause of the...more
This place is beautiful with thatched roofs and beautiful grounds. They have a great bar and all the...more
Just one night here but definitely a beautiful hotel. Our room had a view of the pool and the...more
This hotel is just FANTASTIC! The destination is also awesome! I went to this hotel for a diving...more
Caliente's is right on the beach, so you're able to eat your food and enjoy the sea at the same time. Everything on the menu is DELICIOUS!!!!! It's a family run restaurant and the staff is related in some way. The service is very laid back and they always have a smile on their face. As soon as you walk in the door, you are thought of and treated as...more
The burgers served at the Roadkill bar by Wade the Gringo are great. The bar is on the side of the road, with out door seating and ice cold beer Got to try the Big Gringo burger. A copy of the Big Mac, but so much better. The kids loved the Kids Meals. Burger, Fries and a toy.more
My girlfriend's sister used to live in San Pedro, and during that time became friend's with the owner of a restaurant/resort named Capricorn. When she suggested we eat there, we sort've balked at the idea because it was so far from where we were staying and because of how much we would drink at dinner, driving our golf carts intoxicated through the...more
The Blue Water Grill is the restaurant located within the Sunbreeze Hotel. Situated on the beachside of the hotel, the view of the surrounding Caribbean Sea is incredible. The staff were always friendly and helpful... whether we were at the bar for a quick beer or sitting down in the dining room for a nice dinner. There is no dress code here, but...more
Owned by celebrated local chef Amy Knox, Wild Mango's was definitely personal dining favorite on the island. The menu is Caribbean food infused with spicy Latin flavors from Cuba, Argentina and Mexico. The seating is divided between a beach front patio and inside a smallish dining room. The pulled pork taquitos and the fish burritos were a hit, as...more
We happen to stop here on our last day in Belize for a quick lunch meal before walking to the airport for our flight out of San Pedro. The restaurant is located on the beach, with tables under cover with sand beneath your feet. It is more like a "quick and good" place to grab something to eat. There is nothing exciting about this place, but our...more
Hands Down, the best belizean food my family and I on the entire island! This place make you imagine how the island once was but even better! We stayed on the north end and tried the different restaurants and this place was absolutely the best! Palapa Bar was nice over the water experience with average food. Coco locos is a nice swim up bar. Jolly...more
Absolutely the worst roadside bar ever- Can't believe my husband made me stop at this dump-Mosquitos and sand flies everywhere. There are lots of better choices if you want a bar- Palapa Bar is just up the road and is over the water. This place is just some seats beside a dusty road. Jolly Rogers Bar is almost across the street and is on the ocean....more
Located right in the middle of San Pedro, it's pretty much impossible to miss this 600 person capacity club. A huge jaguar head signals the entrance and once inside, the pulsating bass from the Friday night trance, hip hop and dance hall music hits the senses like a tsunami. The crowd is younger, which is to be expected, but the drinks are cheap....more
Having a golf cart at our disposal was probably the best thing we could have done on our trip. Not to say walking was out of the question, but because of the distance of our hotel to everyone else we were with, having the golf cart allowed us the convenience of getting groceries, travelling lengthy distances in the hot sun, and just general sight...more
We traveled mainly on boat or ferry. When we arrived our hotel's private boat picked us up at their dock landing and transported us to the hotel at no extra cost to us. They also will take you back to San Pedro Town when it is time for you to depart Ambergris Caye. You can also hop on their boat into town if you are lucky enough to be going into...more
We arranged with our hotel to have us fly in to San Pedro from Belize City and Tropic Air was the choosen airline. The flight into San Pedro is about 20 minutes with a total of about 15 people. We enjoyed our short trip across to San Pedro with "bird's-eye" views of some of the Cayes and the barrier reef as well. The flight cost was $155 rt which...more
What a surprise to find this Balinese inspired women's boutique. The mild whiff incense is the the first thing that greets you as you open the door to a retreat from the dusty main street in San Pedro. Colorful fabrics from Bali fill the store from floor to ceiling. The owner is also the designer and was great in helping me find my perfect dress...more
Toucan Too is a great little shop here in San Pedro Town that sells your usual tourist souvenir. You can find all sorts of stuff for yourself or for someone back home. I bought a few fridge magnets for my sisters and daughter and a few postcards as well. I was searching for some cute t-shirts for my Little Prince Leo, but I didn't like any they had...more
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Belize is famous for their wood carvings. I forget the type of wood that they use, but you will find many people selling various carvings; such as bowls, utensils, masks, and sculptures. If you happen to go to Boomba Village, you may get lucky and see how it is all done. And it's all done by hand.While Boomba Village we were able to capture this...more
The streets are tiny and if you're used to the peace of Caye Caulker, you'll need to pay attention walking in downtown San Pedro. No more walking without looking.
Hotel San Francisco.. yukkie place. dirty, smelly and not a financial bargain. the door lock was a small wire latch and it rattled in the wind. hated it. the manager also offered to help hook us up with a horesback riding excursion and wanted to charge us four times as much as the guy at the dock... steer clear, head to Hotelito Amanecer!!
Fun Alternatives: Hotel Amanecer
When we were preparing for our vacation, one of our personal "must-do" tasks was to visit the Mayan ruins... any one of them. Once we got there, and after speaking to some of the locals, we decided on Lamanai. Our travel package, which included breakfast, had us on a water ferry to Belize City first thing in the morning. Once there, we were put...more
While on the catamaran, we were just a few feet from the Barrier Reefs, it was prohibited to get too close to them. As we were watching the sunset, it rained for 5 minutes which was the only time it rain while we were vacationing. Some guests had bathing suits on so they went for a dip. Others jumped in with their clothes on (myself included). It...more
We stumbled upon a very yummy little treasure called Gordos. It's off the beaten path ( which is always fun to stumble across:>) and seems to be a favorite of the locals ( which is also a really good sign :>)
It is just down the road from Pedros and around the corner from Road Kill Bar and Crazy Canucks.
The food was amazingly cheap and amazingly yummy! Given the prices of food at the rest of the islands restaurants, it was a relief to the pocket book.
I ate a multi layer quesadilla that was huge and delicious and my boyfriend at a chicken burrito that was also huge and delicious. We started off with a tangy local specialty of conch ceviche and a round of fresh mango daquiris. We ended the meal with yummy ice cream.
All in all we found that the servings were generous, the prices were undoubtedly the best on the island and everything was absolutely delicious...not to mention that place was quite charming!
Fondest memory: Beaches, beaches and more beaches!