Ambergris Caye Beach Bars

by tacogirl
Ambergris Caye Beach Bars

Many of the Ambergris Caye bars offer daily happy hour drink specials and some have food specials as well. This page is a listing of some favorite island beach bars and restaurants and their daily specials. Bold blue texts are links to their Facebook pages… I’m always here to help. 🙂

South Ambergris Caye

Pirate South Beach Cafe Pub

Part of the Royal Caribbean Resort, South Beach Cafe Pub is a 2-minute beach walk south of the resort. The driveway from the road is just passed the point where the cobblestone ends (across from the water tower).
The beach is one of largest on the island and features volleyball, beach games, lounge chairs and hammocks. The Pub serves a wide variety of cocktails, beer as well as a menu of local cuisine.
Open Tuesday – Sunday from 7:00 am – 10:00 pm. Breakfast and Lunch are served from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Appetizers are served after 3:00 pm. Photo’s courtesy of their Facebook page.

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The Squirrel’s Nest

This popular beach-side bar with a view that offers refreshments and light snacks. Their happy hour is from 6:00am – 7:00 pm daily, with drinks 2 for 1. The location of this quaint little bar is at Mata Rocks Hotel about a mile or so south of San Pedro Town nestled between Royal Palm Villas and Banana Beach Resort. Pictures are courtesy of Terry and Squirrel’s Nest Facebook page. It’s one of only two listings on TripAdvisor for Bars Pubs in San Pedro however if you click on the link it takes you to the restaurant Reviews page.

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Amber Beach Bar Grill

Located at Caribbean Villas Hotel. Also home to Tsunami Sushi – served every evening from 5:00 PM. Amber’s hours are 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Every Monday they serve $1 Wings and $10 Nachos. Taco Tuesday features all you can eat tacos and draft beer in 1 hour and 1/2 for $50.00 BZD. They have Karaoke on Friday evenings and a Sunday Funday Beach BBQ each week. Lunch specials change frequently so watch their Facebook page for updates.
Caribbean Villas is also home to El Diablo Dock Bar and Aqua Park which includes a huge water slide and 300 foot over the sea to the beach zipline. Pictures courtesy of Amber Facebook and Caribbean Villas website.

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Crazy Canucks Beach Bar

Home of the famous Sunday Funday Jam, “Canucks” offers daily drink specials and happy hour on Monday to Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00 pm featuring $3.50 local rum or local vodka drinks. Daily drink specials: Monday – $5 rum punch; Tuesday – 2 for $20 piña coladas; Wednesday – Bucket beers; Thursday – 2 for $20 lime margaritas; Friday – 2 for $30 Long Island Iced Tea; Saturday – 2 for $20 lime mojitos.

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Central San Pedro Town

Sandbar Hostel and Restaurant

Happy hour is 3:00 – 6:00 pm Monday to Friday 2 for 1 rum and $10 BZD personal pizzas. Saturday/Sunday 11:00 AM – 6:00 pm enjoy $1 wings and 6 for $25 buckets of beer. Pictures courtesy of Carrie.

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Hurricanes Ceviche Bar

Dockside dining and delicious tropical drinks. Happy hour is from 4:00 to 6:00 pm 3 beers for $10bz and 2 for 1 on local rums. Live music on Tuesday’s and Thursday Reggae Caribbean vibes one Tuesday and Brent Butcher country blues on Thursday. They are currently located three blocks south of the bridge on the beach next to Oasis Del Caribe. They will open soon over the water. Pictures courtesy of Hurricanes Ceviche Bar and Grill Facebook page.

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North Ambergris Caye

Coco’s Loco Beach Bar

Stop by this picturesque neighborhood bar when you are in town, you will be glad you did. Located just north of the bridge (behind Village Market) this popular beach bar is a little piece of paradise. Their happy hour runs from 4:00 – 6:00 PM every day with 2 for 1 local rum drinks. Monday evenings they host Cribbage and Tuesday’s are Tacos Trivia night. Pictures courtesy of Carmen.

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Over the Water

Palapa Bar & Grill

Enjoy floating in inner tubes, sunbathing on the dock, eating in the restaurant and listening to live music. They’ve got it all.
Palapa is located over the water off the beach of Boca Del Rio. From the main street (Pescador Drive N). Turn east at the round-about. Open 7 days a week 11:00 am – 11:00 pm. Photos courtesy of Palapa Bar Facebook page.

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This very popular beach bar has now made its way over the water. Now even more people can enjoy the atmosphere that is unique to Wayo’s in their new, bigger place… which is directly in-front of where the old bar was in, Boca Del Rio. Hours are 10:00 am to midnight.

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Left picture courtesy of Wayo’s Facebook page.


Nicole Hampton 24/03/2021 - 12:20 pm

Hi! Is Crazy Canuck’s permanently closed? Thank you.

tacogirl 24/03/2021 - 6:20 pm

The evolution and new location of Crazy Canuck’s is Nauti Crab, it’s on the beach road in Boca del Rio at 7 Seas.

San Pedro Fun Finder Facebook page is also a great one to watch for weekly food and entertainment options.

Glenn Gallagher 17/01/2019 - 7:39 am

Hi Tacogirl,

I really like your website, what would you recommend for a fairly affordable
rental close to the beach? what towns etc? I have 2 dogs and this may be difficult
( long term) also i have been in property management most of my life
and would love to find something managing a small complex or resort on the beach.
How would i go about that? what are the work requirements etc?

Thank you!

Glenn Gallagher

tacogirl 17/01/2019 - 8:23 am

Morning Glenn, thanks for the compliment on my site. Starting your own business (with proper paperwork) or finding someone to sponsor you for a work permit and job because of your skills, or going it on your own and applying a work permit are all ways you could go about it. Your best bet is to plan a scouting trip and see what it would cost you to live here and if you see possible opportunities. It is a very dog-friendly island. Long term here counts as 6 months or more anything less falls under short term rentals.

Ashley 05/08/2017 - 5:27 pm

Thanks for your site! Nice job…
We are arriving Aug7 and staying until the 12th. Any activities to look out for? Any changes on the “getting around” topic? We are a family of 5 with three teenagers and I’m trying to figure out the best way to allow them independence (bikes?) vs convenience (water taxi passes?) vs comfort (golf cart?).
Oh, and deals will be appreciated also. Thanks!

tacogirl 05/08/2017 - 5:59 pm

Evening Ashley.

No real changes to getting around Ambergris Caye. Where are you staying? Bikes are a great idea for teens, cart good for family time and touring the island. Water taxi is fin but I would not want it for sole transport option. Worth a trip for fun though, you could do a Coastal Xpress for lunch somewhere or San Pedro Belize express and Ocean Ferry both go to neighboring Island of Caye Caulker which is a great day trip. As for discounts just shoot me an email to tacogirlbelize[at], I can do flights, tours, accommodations, food and shopping.

Stacey 19/01/2017 - 6:37 pm

glad to have found your blog, making our first trip to Belize June 1st.
Suggestions on best way to get from airport to Caye Caulker?

tacogirl 20/01/2017 - 2:08 pm

Most people prefer hopping on a Tropic Air flight for the convenience and the view Stacey. Golf Cart Cabs are easily available at tha Caye Caulker Airport and if there is not one waiting they have a list of cabs to call. The other main option used is a $25 cab ride to the water taxi then take the boat.

Kevin M 23/11/2016 - 8:26 am

Site is a huge help! Heading down to San Pedro with 18 friends January 11-17th. We’re putting together an itinerary now and already have a catamaran trip on the schedule… Any other “must-do’s” for a big group? Thanks!

tacogirl 23/11/2016 - 9:45 am

Glad my site is a huge help to planning your group trip to Belize Kevin. Sending you an email to get more of an idea on what your group is interested in to help give you must do recommends. For now check out Sightseeing in San Pedro ( for a few popular ideas.

Lindsay Miller 10/08/2016 - 4:25 pm

Hope you all are ok after Earl!! We will be in AC for Independence Day! Where do you suggest we go or do? (This is our first trip to Belize)

tacogirl 10/08/2016 - 8:35 pm

The big annual Independence day parade on the 21st and party in park after is a must do Lindsay.

scott cusick 03/07/2016 - 6:24 am

I am travelling to san pedro on july 4 for 8 days if you know of anything to do during this time frame please send me an e-mail and if you have any discount coupon it would be appreciated.

tacogirl 03/07/2016 - 7:57 am

Emailed Scott. Dia De San Pedro fair still on in old football field in town. A few regular local things – Tues and Thurs good music at Palapa Bar, Fidos live music nightly, Sunday Jam and Crab races at Crazy Canucks.

Arleatta 25/05/2016 - 12:13 pm

The only thing that stays the same is change – wish The Squirrels Nest hadn’t been enlarged and turned into a marshmallow, wish Pete was still there so my sister could borrow his pants, wish the boys from Journey’s End still visited Crazy Canucks to dance with the tourist ladies but as my dear old aunt used to say ‘If wishes were horses beggars would ride”. Those were the days my friends we hoped they’d never end, but we knew they would. Started visiting San Pedro in 1984. Only guide we ever had was Tulu. Tulu – only the best. Now we visit him in Placencia.


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Ambergris Caye Beach Bars

by tacogirl
Ambergris Caye Beach Bars

This morning on tripadvisor post about where to stay on Ambergris Caye, part of what the person wanted to know was recommends on a few San Pedro Belize Beach Bars. I decided I would include my answer in today’s blog along with the beach pictures from our Garifuna Day afternoon walk.

North of the Bridge
Grand Caribe – has a great swim up pool bar on the ocean – largest pool in Belize. [food available]
Palapa bar – second story view over the caribbean sea and will serve you buckets of beer in inner tubes tied to the dock if you desire. [food available]

Wayo’s Beach bar – Walk the beach just north of town Boca Del Rio area friendly neighborhood place with internet connection. [food available]
BC’s – right in town on the beach [minute walk from Tropic Air], often a first or last stop for those arriving back in paradise or going home and wanting a last Belikin and some people watching by the Caribbean Sea. [food available]

South of town
Crazy Canucks at Exotic Caye Resort nice stretch of beach and great Sunday afternoon Jam. Anyone know if they are still doing Sunday Barbecue?

Catamaran Beach bar at Caribbean Villas Hotel, great beach, water sports place so can catch hobies wind/kite surfing sometimes and San Pedro Sailing club has kids optimist dinghy training and races every Sunday worth checking out. [Sunday Barbecue]

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Gigi McQueen 08/12/2011 - 11:32 am

Hey TACO!! I wanna copy of the bird swooping in..The day we saw the stingrays..THAT picture is AWESOME~
I’ll give you credit 🙂

Gigi McQueen 08/12/2011 - 11:29 am

I will be checking out your Karaoke at Canuck’s

Angie 23/11/2011 - 11:05 pm

Crazy Canucks has Punta music on Monday nights from around 8-midnight.

We are also going to have Dov doing Kareoke on Tuesdays, beginning in December.

We are working on onther live band for Friday nights! Coming soon!
Check out our Facebook page for updates… CrazyCanucksBeize.

tacogirl 24/11/2011 - 6:55 am

Fantastic please keep me posted.

Angie 23/11/2011 - 10:54 pm

I love you posts! Yes, Crazy Canucks Beach Bar is in full swing now. Blue Iquana is doing the beach BBQ, we have our live jam session every Sunday, along with the horseshoe tournament. Thanks for your support!

tacogirl 24/11/2011 - 6:54 am

Great thanks for the update Angie, we need to come by Sunday Jam soon – been a while.


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