San Pedro

Travel Guide
San Pedro which includes general coastal views
See how this former fishing village has transformed into a stunning Caribbean destination centered on the acclaimed Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

San Pedro is possibly Belize’s top spot for scuba diving and a popular location for snorkelers as well. It also provides a lively display of local culture and history, emphasized in its Ambergris Museum & Cultural Center. Experience the fun Caribbean atmosphere as you walk along the beach and enjoy music booming from colorful shops.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the main reason for the influx of scuba enthusiasts to the area. Book your boat trip and diving session in one of the world’s most acclaimed diving sites. See turtles, eels, sting rays and even sharks among the countless colorful fish and coral.

Go to the Ambergris Museum to learn about the Mayas who once populated this region and the area’s intriguing past as a pirate’s refuge. Visit the gift shop and refreshment stall.

Look around the works at the Gallery of San Pedro. The original pieces, which are crafted by locals, are available for purchase. The town has several other informative cultural complexes, including the Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center and the Belizean Melody Art Gallery. Relax with a beer at one of the many lively bars with views of the sea.

Learn about the conditions and processes for making coffee at the Caye Coffee Roasting Company. Take a guided tour of the facilities and see the coffee beans in all phases of production. Purchase fresh coffee from the site to take home.

Locals, known as San Pedranos, speak Spanish, English, Kriol and Spanglish. The town has hot weather year-round with less annual rainfall than the rest of Belize. The dry season runs from January to early May.

Find the pretty town at the southern point of the island of Ambergris Caye, east of northern Belize. A small airport serves San Pedro and takes passengers to Belize’s main transportation hub, the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport.

San Pedro is a magnet for divers. Join scuba enthusiasts congregating at the museums and shops before their underwater adventures.

Where to stay in San Pedro

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Turtle Beach Cabins

You might consider checking out Mexico Rocks while you're exploring Turtle Beach Cabins and the larger San Pedro area.

Turtle Beach Cabins
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Boca Ciega

While Boca Ciega might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Hol Chan Marine Reserve and San Pedro Belize Express Dock.

Boca Ciega