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San Pedro, the Entertainment Capital of Ambergris Caye

Located on the island of Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize, the town of San Pedro is widely known as the entertainment capital of the country. The inspiration for the 1986 Madonna hit “La Isla Bonita”, San Pedro Town is known for its restaurants, bars, and lively nightlife scene while still retaining plenty of easygoing charm and is a popular spot for visitors to base their fishing, snorkeling and diving vacations thanks to its close proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef. With only 10,000 year-round inhabitants, San Pedro is a shorts and sandals town (and sometimes even a barefoot town) with a historic downtown ideal for stopping to have a leisurely meal or sip on a cold beer. Although a few cars are permitted on the island, most residents and visitors to San Pedro Town prefer to get around by bicycle or golf cart. Once primarily focused on fishing, San Pedro has since grown to become the tourism destination of choice for visitors to Belize. Many of Belize’s most popular festivals and celebrations are held in San Pedro Town, including a raucous and colorful Carnival season, replete with paint and water “bottles”, the International Costa Maya […]

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2016 International Costa Maya Festival

First held in 1991, the International Costa Maya Festival has since boomed to become one of the most popular entertainment events in Belize. Held every year in San Pedro, the capital of Ambergris Caye, the festival is a three-day celebration of beauty, music, and food.

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How Much Fun Can You Squeeze in a Week? In Ambergris Caye & Belize…Endless!

First-time visitors to the Central American nation of Belize are often surprised by just how much there is to see, do, and explore in this country. Whether you prefer to lounge on the beach or cast your line for abundant game fish, ride an inner tube through stalactite-strewn caves, trek into the beautiful interior and explore mystic Mayan ruins or pristine rainforests, or head further offshore to enjoy a gorgeous sunset cruise, angle for big gamefish, snorkeling, and diving, there is plenty for everyone in Belize.

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Eat More Lobster at the San Pedro Lobster Fest

San Pedro, the thriving capital of Belize’s Ambergris Caye, will be celebrating the 10th annual Lobster Festival starting on Wednesday, June 15. Regularly acclaimed as the number one festival in the country, the San Pedro Lobster Festival heralds the beginning of the lobster season with a 10-day celebration. Alongside an incredible array of delicious lobster-themed delicacies, the festival will also feature a wide variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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Love Birds? Ambergris Caye is Top Birding Destination in Belize

Alongside Costa Rica and Mexico, Belize is located within the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, one of the most ecologically diverse areas of the world. More than 600 different avian species live in Belize and dozens more are regular visitors on their annual migration, making the country a bird watching paradise.

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How to Do the Lamanai Mayan Ruins and River Tour from Ambergris Caye

The ruins of Lamani are one of the largest and most impressive Mayan centers in Belize. Measuring almost 1000 acres in size, the metropolis of Lamanai is unique because the original name for the city has been preserved, derived from a Mayan term for “submerged crocodile”. The city is aptly named as more than 800 excavated buildings feature a recurring crocodile motif in the architecture and carvings onsite. Believed to have been founded more than 3,500 years ago, today visitors can marvel at a large crocodile limestone mask at the entrance to the city, eight huge plazas and the remains of an ancient harbor.

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Rico’s Restaurant – Fine Dining With an Unforgettable View on Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is one of Belize’s most popular vacation destinations and Rico’s Bar and Grill is one of the most popular restaurants thanks to its wide range of delicious entrees, tropical cocktails, homemade sauces and, of course, its fantastic view of the Caribbean.

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Why Belize? 6 Reasons to Visit Belize Now

It only became an independent country in 1981 but today Belize is increasingly becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Located just south of Mexico’s crowded Yucatan Peninsula, Belize is a tiny English-speaking nation with a long coastline along the Caribbean, fantastic delicious food, incredibly friendly locals, and dozens of impressive ruins left behind by the Ancient Maya Civilization.

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Things You May Not Know About Belize

Despite its growing popularity as one of the hottest vacation and honeymoon destinations, many people know very little about Belize. Often mistaken for an island in the Caribbean or a Spanish-speaking nation in South America, Belize is actually a very unique country located between Mexico and Guatemala in Central America that is just now finding its place on the world stage. Below are a few quick facts to get you up to speed on why so many people love Belize: English is the Official Language Due to its long history as a British colony, Belize today is the only country in Central America where English is the official language. Friendly People Ask someone who has been to the country and they’ll tell you that the people of Belize are remarkably friendly. A land where hospitality and treating every stranger as a friend, Belize is one of the most open and welcoming countries in the world. A True Melting Pot With eight different ethnic groups and a well-established expat presence, the approximately 355,000 residents of Belize are a harmonious melting pot of different cultures, languages and traditions. Dollars Are Welcome The money in Belize is called the dollar (BZD) and is […]

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7 Best Scuba Diving Adventures in Belize

With more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the western hemisphere and 298 kilometers/185 miles of coastline, Belize is a world-class scuba diving destination.

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