Ambergris Caye – You’d Better Belize It

Ambergris Caye welcomes visitors by ferry or air. We typically take the ferry because we love the ride and recommend using Ocean Ferry Belize. Tropic Air is the main airline serving the island if you prefer to fly.

Ambergris, La Isla Bonita (fondly dubbed by the one and only Madonna) is where my love affair with Belize began several years ago. Ambergris has increased in tourism and bustle since I first started visiting, but with “progress” comes some cool new stuff, so while the traffic and the dust are getting worse, it’s still worth a visit!


  1. Catamaran Sailing Trip to Shark Ray Alley! We recommend Lady Leslie and the father son duo that runs that operation. It’s the perfect balance of experience and fun. And the food is OUTSTANDING. You’ll get to snorkel the channel with sharks and rays, and enjoy a beautiful day in the sun aboard the boat!
  2. 1 Mile North- Head 1 mile north of town, over the bridge to visit Truck Stop, Marbucks, and Akbol Yoga (if you’re in to that sort of thing). Truck Stop is a bunch of shipping containers made into an outdoor food court, with an awesome deck for watching sunset! Marbucks is a local version of your favorite coffee shop, probably the best coffee on the island, and definitely the best service. Say Hi to the owner “Mar” (get it? haha). Lastly, if you want a yoga class on an over-water palapa at the end of a pier, you can’t beat this location and view. An entire school of fish jumped out of the water about 2 feet from me during my last practice there.
  3. Hermit Crab Racing- Tuesday Nights at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar in downtown San Pedro, hermit crab racing is the place to be! And it’s actually really fun.


Language: English is the official language, making it easy to get around

Currency: US Dollar, again super easy!

Electric: The plugs fit! Standard US chargers will be fine on outlets and voltage

Driving: The perfect place to rent a golf cart for all your driving needs!

Airports: 1 airport, SPR serves the island. The cheapest way to get there is via Belize City (BZE) and taking the ferry on either Ocean Ferry or San Pedro Belize Express from Belize City to the islands (about 90 minutes to Ambergris).If you’re thinking about going to Ambergris Caye, please contact us (! We’re happy to provide free consultations. We also have an upcoming trip to the neighboring island, Caye Caulker if you want to add-on and join us in December!

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