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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Guide

Guide to San Pedro, the main town in Ambergris Caye in Belize

After spending a few days on the small island of Caye Caulker, we decided to head across to the town of San Pedro on Amebrgris Caye. Ambergris Caye, whilst still an island, is a lot bigger than Caye Caulker and has an actual town (San Pedro) and roads with cars, as well as a lot more amenities like shops, restaurants, banks etc.

Getting to Ambergris Caye

There are ferries that go regularly from Belize City and also Caye Caulker (where we came from).

You can see the times and prices here:

San Pedro Ferry
San Pedro Ferry Port, Ambergris Caye

Mara Laguna Suites

We booked accommodation last minute for San Pedro via and ended up booking Mara Laguna. We wanted something cheap for a couple of nights and it was only £42 / 50 USD a night. It was nothing special but we had a big bedroom and a large kitchen/living area with a TV and a balcony. It seemed quite in the middle of nowhere but it was fine for 2 nights and the sunset from the balcony was amazing!

Mara Laguna Suites, Ambergris Caye
Mara Laguna Suites, Ambergris Caye

Getting Around Ambergris Caye

Hire a golf cart

Most people get around the island on golf carts. It's really easy to hire one, we just walked to our local grocery store and asked where we could get one and someone bought one to the store. We didn't need to show any kind of ID or pay a deposit, we just paid around 50 USD to have one for 24 hours and off we drove. You can park in lots of places on Ambergris Caye and it's free.


There are quite a few taxis on Amergris Caye, so head to the main street or the ferry port and you should be able to get some quite easily.

Where to Eat in San Pedro

Blue Water Grill

Go here for dinner, it's a great setting on the beach. We went here for their Sushi Nights (which happen every Tuesday and Friday) and the food was great, one of my favourite meals whilst in Belize.

The Farmhouse Market & Cafe

We went here for a healthy breakfast, they had lots of great, fresh choices including smoothie and juices, as well as shop that it sort of a farm shop vibe.

1/4 Mile North of the bridge, Tres Cocos Area, San Pedro, Belize

Juice Dive

Loved it here - especially the staff, they were so friendly! Lots of fresh and delicious choices for breakfast (and any other meal)

Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye

As we were only on Ambergris Caye for one full day, we decided to spend it at Secret Beach. Firstly, Secret Beach is not a secret, it is one of the busiest/touristy places we went in Belize, but it's still the place to be on Ambergris Caye. Secondly, you cannot just stroll there from San Pedro, you need a golf cart (or car). Secret Beach is on the west slide of the island and everything else is on the east side, but it's worth the BUMPY ride across the island.

When we arrived at Secret Beach we were immediately ushered over to a parking space at one of the beach clubs. Once parked up they then took us out to the beach at Maruba Beach Club and there were so many sun loungers packed close to one another, with really loud music - perfect if you are looking for a party. This wasn't quite what we were expecting (more a beach paradise), so we headed off and found another beach club - Pirates that was a lot more quiet and relaxed. You don't have to pay for the sun loungers, but you are expected to pay for food and drinks there (which are more expensive than San Pedro town), but the food was very good!

Secret Beach is great for relaxing, sunbathing, eating and drinking. The sea is also very calm and clear, we loved swimming in it.

Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye
Secret Beach, Ambergris Caye

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