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Ambergris Cay Travel Guide: 224 reviews and 375 photos
Ambergris Caye is northeast of Belize City, the country?s largest island. It is twenty-eight miles long, a short twenty minute plane ride or one-hour boat ride away. Most residents are of Spanish descent but they are bilingual so they can speak with you in Spanish or English.
We had all met at the airport in Dallas for our direct two hour flight to Belize City. After going through customs at Philip Goldson Internationl airport , we got on a small plane and flew to the island. The views from the plane were terrific.
Our plane landed at the small airport just outside the village of San Pedro. A sleepy town of sand streets and shallow blue water,
located in the south end of the island. It is where most of the activity is found.
Tourism is the biggest business on the island. We happened to be there in off season which made it a lot less crowded. Of course we did have to tolerate a bit of rain but we didn't mind, we were on vacation!
About four miles southeast of town is the Hol Chan Marine Reserve. It is a five square mile underwater park. You can hire boats that will take you there in a glass-bottom boat.
- Pros:Very laid back
- In a nutshell:I great place for a family vacation
There is no beach really but Coral Bay Villas has it's own private white sand beach in front of the condos. The little... more travel advice
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