Kick Off Your Shoes on Ambergris Caye

relaxing in belize on ambergris cayeBest known as “the place to getaway,” Ambergris Caye encourages visitors to kick off their shoes and just relax. In fact, years ago a wise traveler to the destination coined the phrase, “no shoes, no shirt, no problem,” which still holds true to this day. At 25 miles long, Ambergris is the largest of the cayes in Belize. It’s located in the northern-most waters of the country, three-quarters of a mile west of the Belize Barrier Reef, and is surrounded by prominent dive and snorkel sites, including the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.

The largest town on Ambergris Cay is San Pedro, which has a population of about 9,000, and is renowned for its barefoot lifestyle. The town boasts cobblestone streets instead of asphalt, and the primary mode of transportation are golf carts as opposed to cars; which lends to its quaint feel. Although this area boasts some of Belize’s hippest restaurants, funkiest bars and a whole host of hotels, San Pedro retains its relaxed atmosphere and remains far from the glitz and noise of a city.

san pedro ambergris cayea bar in san pedro on ambergris caye in belizea street in san pedro on ambergris caye in belize

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3 thoughts on “Kick Off Your Shoes on Ambergris Caye

  • I stayed in a villa at El Pescador and had a wonderful time. I highly recommend taking the ZipLine tour and cave tubing at Jaguar Paw. Adventures and memories to last a lifetime.

  • I lived on Ambergris for 16 years left 4 years ago and found your site and there is Dreadys LOL spent many a night at Dreadys playing pool etc. The place has certainly changed since I first arrive in 96 when all the streets were white sand and you would only see the odd Golf cart and the population of the island was a whopping 2500 people LOL now Ithink there is 25000 plus

    Times change

    Gaz Cooper
    http://www.DiveBelize.com

  • I don’t mind walking barefoot as long as it isn’t too hot. =) But a place where you can relax and have fun like Ambergris is definitely spells great vacation!

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