For many, sightseeing in Belize includes visiting San Pedro. A lively town that people travel worldwide to see, with no shortage of options.
Marco Gonzalez Maya Site
Get up close with Mayan culture at Marco Gonzalez. Play archaeologist for a few hours with popular guide, Jan Brown. You will travel a few miles south of town near the tip of Ambergris Caye to a small site area past Laguna de Boca Chica. This eco-tour is unlike any other. Walking the grounds is like taking a step back in time. The black soil is blanketed by broken pottery many centuries old. It is an awe-inspiring experience to walk on ancient Maya grounds.
The 2,000 year old ruin sits on approximately 8 elevated acres. It may be small but it does not disappoint. Learn the story behind the wonder of walking on ancient pottery shard covered ground and respectfully hold the artifacts.
Click through to read about the experience and see some great pictures Touring Marco Gonzalez Maya Ruin with Jan Brown.
Hol Chan Marine Reserve
A ten-minute boat ride to the marine reserve and another five to Shark Ray Alley is a repeat-worthy trip. Become one with nature and whichever of the several hundred marine species that crosses your path. Don’t forget your Waterproof Camera and to pop in at Hol Chan Marine Museum located on Caribena Street – northwest in town.
CSI Belize “Crocodile Scientific Investigators” Tour
Looking for evening adventure? CSI: Belize “crocodile scientific investigators” tour. Join the American Crocodile Education Sanctuary team on an educational crocodile research expedition aboard a 20ft Carolina skiff named “Swamp Thing.” Night float into mangrove habitat while expert ACES wranglers capture saltwater crocodiles for tag and release.
This is a true sightseeing adventure – literally, from way up high. If you are thinking about parasailing and you want to know Which is Better Mid Morning or Sunset? – click through and see some great pictures and video footage of both. It is a really fun and relaxing time.
4 Easy Selfie Options
- Drive north and south to enjoy varied landscape.
- Catch live music, karaoke, cornhole, trivia and other tournaments.
- Enjoy people watching, delicious local food options and beach bars.
- Veranda or rooftop sunrise/sunset.
Looking for more options? Ambergris Caye Nightlife page has been updated for 2019 and has lots of regular events and activities. Plus two great options to help you find events new places.
Portions of this article were written for the Belize Tourism Board Toucan Talk Series. Click through to see image for the full-page color ad that went into the Reporter News Paper along with 5 others.
Aerial View of San Pedro and the Barrier Reef.
One of my favorites – Heartfelt Belize Sunset.