Days Six and Seven
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye is the largest of the 200-plus cayes (islands) located off the Belizean coast. Only half a mile from the barrier reef, Ambergris Caye is a premier destination for scuba divers and snorkelers. It offers a wide variety of other water-oriented activities--swimming, fishing, sailing, windsurfing, and jet-skiing--as well as nature hiking, bird-watching, bicycling and even a Mayan ruin site. Accommodations and restaurants are available for all budget levels. Ambergris Caye receives cooling trade winds most of the year, which keeps the temperature down and the mosquitoes away.
|This is the Coconut Hotel on Ambergris Caye|
|This underwater photo was taken by one of the authors of this site, at the
Hol Chan Marine Reserve, a
10-minute boat ride from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and a favorite spot for both divers and snorkelers. Hol Chan is home to several green moray eels, as well as rays, nurse sharks (they're gentle!), barracuda, and tropical fish of all sizes, shapes and colors.
(If you can believe it we still haven't had our pictures developed from the underwater camera)