Belize’s largest island, Ambergris Caye is a prime destination for many travelers to this Western Caribbean country. Ambergris Caye has only one town, San Pedro and for many centuries, was the hub of the Belizean region’s maritime trade.
The main trades on the island are fishing, coconuts and chicle, however, over the last 3 decades there has been much growth in the Belize dive and scuba trade along with ecotourism. Ambergris has a rich variety of things to do and has made it the gateway to Belize.
Belize is an English-speaking nation, and was formally known as British Honduras. Because of the mild weather all year long, Belize is an ideal vacation spot for beautiful beaches and rich history.
Apart from the beautiful beaches, you also have the Maya Mountains and the Pine Ridge Belize, which has an adventure for everyone, there you will find amazing limestone caves, cascading waterfalls and virgin tropical rainforest. Belize is home to many ancient Mayan ruins and temples so if you are seeking an adventure venture out with a guide to locate some of this ancient sites. Additional activities include, zip lining through the forest through the forest, tubing through Mayan caves or sailing the cayes.
For a great diving experience, explore Belize’s coral reef system, which is the second largest in the world. The reefs lie one half mile east of the Ambergris Caye shoreline and runs the entire 25 mile length of the island. San Pedro town is the dive and water sport capital of Belize and Central America. Some diving areas worth checking out are, The Great Blue Hole, Turneffe Islands, Shark Ray Alley ad Marine Reserve.
A large percentage of Belize’s wild and plant life is under protection, as such, there are hundreds of bird species, exotic plants, monkeys, manatees, crocodiles along with thousands of colorful fish, all which will help highlight your vacation experience.