Places to visit in Ambergris Caye

Top Things to Do in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Places to Visit in Ambergris Caye


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Top Attractions in Ambergris Caye

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What travellers are saying

  • vincent w
    Snellville, GA2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the wonderful opportunity to visit San Pedro, Belize and stay at the Hol Chan Reef Resort and Villas. I was not completely prepared for the extra flight from the main airport to the island however Sandra Gutierrez and her team took care of all my needs and made us feel at home. They had our golf cart waiting and even a local phone to use while we were there. The team was always accessible and took care of all our needs, not to mention the 3 bedroom condo was magnificent.
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • travelbug
    Pensacola, FL1,014 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    These sharks are so cool! I love their mustache lol! One swam underneath me and startled me a bit. It seems a bit unethical to feed the sharks but I guess it’s been happening so long that maybe it’s not ok to stop now. Anyway I was able to put the feeding aside and enjoy the sharks.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • Amy W
    White Plains, NY70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing snorkeling experience with Ambergris Divers. Felt like swimming in an aquarium! And so many Stingrays nearby too. Do this one for sure! Saw more fish up close than at Hol Chan.
    Written 5 May 2024
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  • Kim K
    12 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun time had by all. Sat in one of the picnic tables in the water with my travel partners. You can get served in the water. My little fish were around your feet. Went on a Wednesday early around 10 AM. Not hard to find a space. Didn’t venture more than the first spot that you come to but it was nice enough. Took a picture by the beach sign
    Written 6 April 2024
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  • Escape402459
    Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great ambiance, visual representations of Garifuna culture at this quaint restaurant. This is the real deal, the food is delicious and the service was great. We enjoyed the Garifuna drumming , returned later that week with friends. Support a Belizean owned restaurant and enjoy a yummy meal at Black and White.
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Christy
    Fitchburg, WI22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very lovely pieces by local artists! Fairly priced, staff was not welcoming nor helpful. Shop was over crowded with pieces. A staple if visiting San Pedro Town.
    Written 19 November 2023
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  • Empty Nester
    Boston, MA145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are not many recent reviews on Bacalar Chico so I was a little nervous about the trip. It is a pretty remote place so I think most people pass for closer snorkeling and dive sites. I was attracted to the opportunity to be someplace different and off the beaten path. And this is it, we did not run into anyone else in the reserve. There are no scheduled tours so a custom trip is the only way to go. We set up ours through Richard Gillette at Suya Tours. He hooked us up with Alan, our captain and Bryan his mate. The trip was totally unique. A one-hour boat ride from our South of San Pedro location brought us to a desolate reef area just South of the Mexican border. We fished for an hour in several locations and caught numerous varieties of snapper. Then we went to our first snorkel location where we hunted lobster and Conch. We caught some of both as well as seeing many tropical fish, lobster, barracuda, rays and a green moray eel among the reef. While we snorkeled a second location, Alan and Bryan made a wonderful Conch Ceviche for the next leg of our trip. We then entered the mangrove canal dug by the Mayans 1500 years ago. Supposedly, there are manatees in this area, but we did not see any. There are also seasonal turtles in the Summer. We stopped at the Bacalar Chico Ranger Station where Alan gave an interpretive summary of the history of the area while Bryan cooked up our Snapper and Lobsters for lunch. The ride back was about 45 minutes using the bay side so we got to tour the entire circumference of Ambergris Caye. It is a long day — started at 8 am and arrived back at our Villa at 5 pm— but well worth it and definitely a highlight. By the way, the guide books talk about an 11 mile trail system on the reserve but we did not see anything about them so I am not sure they still exist. Our guides have not taken anyone on the trails and there was no information at the ranger station.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • Courtney A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband I showed up in San Pedro without any excursions planned. We walked intro several travel and tourism offices and we immediately loved Maya and Viv! Out of everyone we talked with, they were the kindest, most accommodating, and most knowledgable by far. They have so many different experiences to offer and their tour guides were incredible. Would highly recommend!
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • CamilleAH
    Boulder, CO13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience to paint by the sea. We were lead perfectly by our instructor to paint a memory of Belize. Thank you for accommodating us and giving my daughter a fabulous time.
    Written 12 November 2022
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  • Ezekiel J
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eric requena took great care of us at secret beach. He was quick and treated us like family. The chef Sanchez cooked our food to perfection. The drinks were strong. Food was great. And the vibe definitely had us wanting to stay all day. I recommend it 10/10
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • Sandra H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The gentleman working in the Cultural Center was a wealth of knowledge about the island of Ambergris Caye and the Mayan people. This is a very worthwhile visit if you are interested in history of the Mayan people. There aren’t many, but some very interesting artifacts found on the island.
    Written 25 February 2018
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  • Autumn A
    Baltimore, MD32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of nicer art made by local artists to look at and purchase. If you are looking for quality art and not just your average cheap souvenir then this is the place for you!
    Written 16 April 2024
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