Once Belize casts it’s magical spell, you will be forever in love.
It is one of the smaller countries on the globe, spanning 8,867 square miles or 174 miles long by 68 miles wide. For a size comparison, it is approximately the same area as New Hampshire or Wales if you’re from the U.K. There are currently about 405,272 people living in Belize.
Though small in size, it is large with options and adventure. The country is made up of lush tropical jungles, mountains, ancient ruins from lost civilizations, some of the best scuba diving in the world, the second longest barrier reef, and hundreds of tropical Caribbean islands to explore.
What makes Belize Easy?
English is widely spoken, especially in places where tourists go.
The average temperature year-round is 85° F (29’° C)
The Belizean Dollar has been pegged to the US Dollar at 2 to 1 since 1973. This means if a Coke costs $2 BZD it is $1 USD, or just cut the price in half. Also, the US Dollar is accepted just about everywhere.
Getting Around Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye is a relatively small island, 26 miles long in total and a little over a mile wide at it’s narrowest point. Getting around depends on where you are staying and what you want to do. Walking, bikes, golf carts, cabs and water taxi are the main forms of transportation used. The island is a mix of cobblestone, concrete paved and dirt roads.
The best way to get around Ambergris Caye is to rent a golf cart and explore north and south. This is a great way to get a full feel for the island and what the different areas have to offer.
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One of the great things about being on Ambergris Caye, is there are a variety of great local options to try. Everything from a $2 taco to a delicious meal that you caught on your afternoon fishing trip and had cooked at one of your favorite restaurants.
Flying In Belize
Whether you are flying over the Barrier Reef on your way to San Pedro, or the lush tropical rainforest, I guarantee you will be captivated. Belize offers breathtaking views. Click to learn about the Six Districts of Belize.
About Ambergris Caye
Ambergris Caye is a relatively small island (26 miles), located in northeastern Belize. Friendly people, tasty food and proximity of the Belize Barrier Reef all make the island a special place. View a one-day San Pedro Itinerary.
Ambergris Caye Accomodations
The Island of Ambergris Caye offers everything from hostels to luxury resorts. Most hotels and resorts offer amenities such as swimming pools, and some have onsite restaurants. See Ambergris Caye accommodations by price.