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San PedroBelize

See how this former fishing village has transformed into a stunning Caribbean destination centered on the acclaimed Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

San Pedro is possibly Belize’s top spot for scuba diving and a popular location for snorkelers as well. It also provides a lively display of local culture and history, emphasized in its Ambergris Museum & Cultural Center. Experience the fun Caribbean atmosphere as you walk along the beach and enjoy music booming from colorful shops.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve is the main reason for the influx of scuba enthusiasts to the area. Book your boat trip and diving session in one of the world’s most acclaimed diving sites. See turtles, eels, sting rays and even sharks among the countless colorful fish and coral.

Go to the Ambergris Museum to learn about the Mayas who once populated this region and the area’s intriguing past as a pirate’s refuge. Visit the gift shop and refreshment stall.

Look around the works at the Gallery of San Pedro. The original pieces, which are crafted by locals, are available for purchase. The town has several other informative cultural complexes, including the Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center and the Belizean Melody Art Gallery. Relax with a beer at one of the many lively bars with views of the sea.

Learn about the conditions and processes for making coffee at the Caye Coffee Roasting Company. Take a guided tour of the facilities and see the coffee beans in all phases of production. Purchase fresh coffee from the site to take home.

Locals, known as San Pedranos, speak Spanish, English, Kriol and Spanglish. The town has hot weather year-round with less annual rainfall than the rest of Belize. The dry season runs from January to early May.

Find the pretty town at the southern point of the island of Ambergris Caye, east of northern Belize. A small airport serves San Pedro and takes passengers to Belize’s main transportation hub, the Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport.

San Pedro is a magnet for divers. Join scuba enthusiasts congregating at the museums and shops before their underwater adventures.

Top Hotels in San Pedro

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
Sea Grape Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Hol Chan Marine Reserve, San Pedro Belize Express Dock and San Pedro Central Park. Secret ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (256 reviews)

"Need more amenities. Nothing much to do on resort. We were there for 10 days and it was boring. Had to go into town every day"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Mahogany Bay Resort & Beach Club, Curio Collection by Hilton
Victoria House Resort & Spa
Victoria House Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
22 Coconut Drive, San Pedro
The price is CA $152 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Black & White Cultural Entertainment Center and Belize Barrier Reef. Ramon’s Village Beach ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (156 reviews)

"Awesome beach front property. Amazing staff. The only negative, no TVs in the rooms."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2020

Victoria House Resort & Spa
Sunbreeze Hotel
Sunbreeze Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Ambergris Caye, San Pedro
The price is CA $178 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 5

Located in San Pedro, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, just steps away from Belize Barrier Reef and Belize Chocolate Company. San Pedro ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (445 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel with friendly, knowledgeable staff and beautifully groomed grounds and fabulous restaurant at the hotel"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Sunbreeze Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in San Pedro

Gold Standard,private Chef Included, 10% off Air!private Pool,2 Kayak,2 Golfcart
Gold Standard,private Chef Included, 10% off Air!private Pool,2 Kayak,2 Golfcart
8 Miles North, Escape Away Beach House, San Pedro, Belize District

Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Belize Barrier Reef and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Tranquility Bay Beach. Secret Beach and Mexico ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (86 reviews)
The place was amazing

"First of all, the view! Wow! The pool was clean and fun. The pier/dock was awesome. We had water taxis pick us up and take us to restaurants. The guide, Carlos, and his wife (the cook), Judy, were so helpful and made great food. 10/10 would go back."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Gold Standard,private Chef Included, 10% off Air!private Pool,2 Kayak,2 Golfcart
Grand Caribe Belize
Grand Caribe Belize
3.5 out of 5
2 Miles North of San Pedro Town, San Pedro
The price is CA $314 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of San Pedro Central Park and San Pedro House of Culture. Secret Beach and Hol Chan Marine ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (94 reviews)

"Spacious inside and across the grounds. Great amenities and location. Great staff"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 19, 2020

Grand Caribe Belize
White Sands Cove
White Sands Cove
3.5 out of 5
2.5 Miles north of San Pedro, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye

Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Belize Barrier Reef, Boca Del Rio Beach and Central Park Beach. San Pedro Belize Express ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (138 reviews)

"We didn't like the beach. We love the tranquility and peace of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2019

White Sands Cove
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in San Pedro

Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour (ATM)
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Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave Tour (ATM)

CA $289
Per adult
Xunantunich Mayan Ruins with Cave Tubing
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Xunantunich Mayan Ruins with Cave Tubing

CA $222
Per adult
74% of travellers recommend
Altun Ha, Cave Tubing & Zipline Tour
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Altun Ha, Cave Tubing & Zipline Tour

CA $277
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Cave Tubing & Zipline Adventure From Belize City
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Cave Tubing & Zipline Adventure From Belize City

CA $198
Per adult
Mayan ruin Lamanai and the New River Safari from San Pedro
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Mayan ruin Lamanai and the New River Safari from San Pedro

CA $328
Per adult
Hol Chan Marine Reserve Snorkel Tour on the 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat
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Hol Chan Marine Reserve Snorkel Tour on the 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat

CA $89
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of San Pedro

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Feb 1, 2020

Too many carts - walking on the streets was very dangerous. We used the beach as our main walking area, and entered the town streets from the nearest beach access. Or we took taxis even within the town. San Pedro needs to restrict carts and cars.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 12, 2019

The town had a great small-town vibe, and everyone was welcoming and friendly. Amazing diving off the reef (tons of nurse and reef sharks). Nothing felt overly touristy or overdeveloped. Some great local food and crafts.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 12, 2019

I found San Pedro safe and the people friendly and accommodating, the streets can be quite busy with "golf cart" traffic during certain parts of the day, just think of rush hour in your home city but with golf carts instead.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 18, 2019

Developing quickly!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

May 1, 2019

If you are looking for a holiday with great snorkerling good food and friendly people then Ambergris caye is for your would recommend Ramons village but i haven't stayed any where else. The ease of getting around there is very good in a golf cart.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 28, 2019

Friendly locals. Good food options and good scuba diving. Busy compared to its neighbour cage caulker, but nothing compared to big North American cities. I enjoyed the small town vibe and everyone asking each other “how’s it going?!”

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