What’s happening on Ambergris Caye?

The tacogirl List

This tacogirl list gives you highlights to help you with what’s happening on Ambergris Caye and gives you discounts on restaurants, tours, golf cart rentals and accommodations.  
Save money on local food, drinks, activities, wheels, and accommodations with the following businesses below that have partnered with tacogirl blog to make sure you have a great time eating and drinking your way around San Pedro and Ambergris Caye. I also encourage you to follow the businesses on social media to see more of what each one has to offer you.
8 Beta testers are wanted to use the list in exchange for a reward of rum or a Belize Chocolate Factory Gift certificate. Two spots are already taken. Contact me – to get one of the last 6 spots available at this time.

Compatible Google Maps List

Use this Ambergris Caye google maps list for directions to participating businesses. To get your tacogirl discount, show this website page and the location you are claiming your discount at from the following list:

Current August Weather for San Pedro and Ambergris Caye Belize

It’s hotter than two goats in a Marie Sharp’s pepper patch. 

Just in case

If for some reason the staff is unsure about the tacogirl discount, mention the manager/owners, if needed, as I worked with all of them to create these great deals for you to enjoy.

*All tacogirl discounts are stand alone options unless, the business decides otherwise.

tacogirl Coming Soon – Cococabana Restaurant & Bar

Our restaurant is 2.5 miles North of the bridge with off-street parking, We serve lunch, dinner and drinks. Our menu has a delicious variety of Belizean, Mexican, Seafood, Caribbean options. We can serve family style on request as well as accommodate plant based or special needs diets –  vegetarian friendly, vegan, and gluten free.
At our north Ambergris Caye restaurant we offer outdoor seating, have a full bar, accepts Mastercard & Visa, share our WIFI, and offer table service or takeout. 
Donna Maksymchock Williams  had this to say about us: “A nice island vibe. Good place to stop on the way to or from Secret Beach.”

Happy Island Beach Bar and Grill

Get a Free Drink and Save money at Secret Beach!
Happy Island daily Happy Hour specials 2 for 1 local rum.
Happy Island tacogirl discount – get a free rum punch and a 10% savings on your bill for cash payments.
Entertainment – live music Wednesday and Sunday. Also by request for birthdays and special events.
A few food choices – ceviche, Jalapeño poppers, veggie nachos, and Belizean BBQ on Sundays.
Pair your delicious meal with icy cold drinks, Belikin Beer, or one of our famous viper shots.
We have plenty of options, covered seating, beach loungers and in water water seating.
Follow Happy Island Beach Bar and Grill on Facebook to see events as they come up and our fabulous view. 

Playa de Sala Adults Only Boutique Hotel

Sunshine House

Sunshine House is a larger group size 4 bedroom and 3 bathroom vacation house. It is a beautiful tropical home with a private pool surrounded by lush greenery and a great rooftop deck.
We are located 15 minutes southwest of San Pedro Town, and offer a local neighborhood feel, while still being close to downtown restaurants and bars.
Our house has a large open concept main floor. This includes a living room with a flat-screen TV, a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. The house also has wifi, cable TV, and a washer/dryer and beach cruiser bikes.
If you want a home away from home holiday, you’ll be happy that you booked Sunshine House for your Belize vacation! Email tacogirl with Sunshine House in the subject line to receive a 10% discount on your stay with us.
Another added benefit to staying with us, if you want someone else to fix your drinks, and lunch or dinner, the Sunshine Bar & Grill is right next door. This can also make for an easy food option after your mainland tours.

Margie and Kenny’s Hangout Restaurant and Karaoke Bar

  • Get a 10% tacogirl discount on your food or free rum punch with your meal order.
  • We offer tasty home cooked $10 – $12 lunch specials every day except Tuesday, our day of rest.
  • The Hangout has a few specials of their own to promote. Every Karaoke night groups of 3 singers or more get a batch of kamikaze shots. Happy hour all day on local rum drinks and beers for only $4bze. And if that’s not enough, how about a side of singing with your meal? The Hangout offers karaoke on demand – all you have to do is show up and ask to sing.
  • Let Kenny’s Sunday barbecue (below) speak to you – don’t forget to tell him tacogirl sent you.
  • You catch~ we cook. $20 per person and we provide a side and a fish platter which includes blackened, grilled, or curry to name a few options. We can also set up a Family style option with extra sides depending on how large your crew is.
  • Our restaurant is also a great place for any group celebrations, weddings, birthdays, and anniversary parties. We do not charge for the space and we offer an easily customizable ‘build a party’ package.
  • Watch our facebook – Margie and Kenny’s Hangout, to see our food and karaoke fun.


Sala’s Kitchen Restaurant and Bar

  • Free appetizer upon dinner purchase at Sala’s Kitchen and Rooftop  Bar. Rooftop bar opens 2pm-10pm.
  • The picture below shows kitchen side seating and there’s always the rooftop option too, if you want a bird’s eye view to enjoy the sunset with amazing drinks!
  • We’ll be having delicious lobster dishes available in our menu throughout the 2023 lobster season. 
  • Thank you for making us part of your Belizean Vacation and find us on Facebook to see more – Sala’s Kitchen at Playa de Sala.

Sunshine Bar & Grill

Need vitamin D? Come and get you some Belizean Sunshine at our Bar!
We are a popular spot in a local neighborhood and enjoyed by both islanders and travelers for our tasty food, delicious drinks and fun, friendly vibe. 
You will love our tropical atmosphere with skillfully hand carved posts with Mayan designs and our jungle themed mural. And best of all, for those who loved Shaggy for years when he was a bartender in downtown San Pedro, he’s now our star bartender. 
Drop by for daily Happy Hour from 4 – 7 pm with $5 beers and local rum drinks for only $4.50.  
You can also ask for a tacogirl discount and get one free local Old Master Rum drink.
Enjoy live music on Fridays with The Island Kings.
We are open daily from 10:00am – to midnight, and our kitchen is open from 10:30 am – 10:30 pm. We do takeout orders too – perfect to pre-arrange on tour days.

We Jammin’ Boat Bar (Bar food available and full menu from Sala’s Kitchen)

  • Complimentary mimosa upon breakfast purchase at We Jammin’ Boat Bar. Open Daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm with happy hour from 1-3pm.
  • We Jammin’ Boat bar is in full swing. Take the drive south of town to enjoy a cold, refreshing drink and delicious food at our Boat Bar! 
  • Don’t forget you can use the pool, enjoy the private beach and of course we’re an adult-only and pet friendly property.
  • We chose the pic below to leave the Boat Bar, in the distance, a surprise. We also wanted to highlight the pool and all the great seating options available when you go visit the Boat Bar. 

Storm Restaurant Bar & Grill

At Storm Restaurant we offer a picturesque daytime and lagoon side sunset view of San Pedro. We are easy to find, located on the lagoon next to Saca Chispas Field.

Come and enjoy our outdoor tiki bar in action, with fresh fruit smoothies and your choice to add rum. Open from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Looking for something different to do? You can feed the tarpon from our dock and we provide sardines for $5 a bag. 

Enjoy a beautiful sunset and our Happy Hour 4pm – 8 pm – Landshark or Belikin Beer buckets, local rum discount and a drink special.

Weekly Events

  • Hangover Mondays with DJ and Karaoke. Free Kamikaze shot for singers and dancers. Beer bucket specials $25 Belikin and $30 Landshark beer and $10 shots.
  • Taco Tuesday with choices of: shrimp, pulled pork, chicken and fish.
  • Fridays Latina night and dancing with DJ Flex starts at 8:00 pm.

Our tacogirl discount is 10% of the bill. 

Watch our facebook page Storm Restaurant Bar and Grill for upcoming events.

The Black Pearl Restaurant and Bar

  • Enjoy a free local rum drink, beer, soda or water with your purchase of a meal at our establishment.
  • We also have lots of great weekly events including live music: Monday: singer – Dennis Wolfe, Tuesday: band – Ambergris Vibes, Wednesday: singer – Benito Bol,
  • Thursday entertainment: Got a talent? Come show us at Black Pearl Restaurant for our “San Pedro Got Talent” on Thursday night from 7pm-10pm. All talents are welcome and if yours is really amazing you could win a prize! 
  • Stop by for a departure or arrival drink – conveniently located on our dock is Caribbean Sprinter water taxi.
  • We are also a great venue for weddings and large groups such as parties, birthdays, anniversaries and meetings. Whether you’re a big group, a group of friends, or just yourself, we guarantee you will enjoy our restaurant’s lively and welcoming atmosphere.
  • See more on our Social Media – The Black Pearl Restaurant at Fido’s Courtyard on Facebook and @theblackpearlrestaurantbz on Instagram.

El Patio Restaurant and Bar

*Closed for September – resuming again in October.

  • Enjoy the taste of an authentic Belizean appetizer, get a free salbute with your meal. One per person. Their delicious appetizer is made with love from: corn masa, stewed boneless chicken breast, cabbage/cilantro slaw, tomato, onions and jalapeños.
  • Great deals on our lunchtime favorite specials. Take-out only lunch menu is available from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
  • Celebrate your special event at El Patio. Our large covered open air restaurant is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or large group dinners.
  • Good food isn’t just about the taste, it’s a combination of where and with whom you eat it. 
  • See more of our delicious food on our facebook page – El Patio Restaurant & Lounge.

tacogirl Discount Coming Soon – Caribbean Spice

Established in 1999, our popular specialty store is a cooking enthusiasts dream – with all natural spices, seasonings, condiments and so much more.

We also sell and ship a wide variety of Belizean products including a beauty line that is made fresh in the Belizean Jungle.


Fishing or Snorkeling with Nestor Cerpa

A fun fishing tour discount with local fisherman Nestor Cerpa. What makes this a great option is that I work with you to customize your 1/2 day or full day adventure.

My tours generally start at 9:00 am and return around 12:30 for a morning start and afternoon tours run from 2 – 5 pm. Full day ends around 4:30 and tours come with resort pick up and drop off available.

Ambergris Caye Fishing Tours

 Reef fishing, spear fishing, deep sea fishing full or half days.
*Spear fishing outside the reef is an option for more advanced skill levels and is dependent on having calm weather conditions.
Tour includes beverages listed below and is fully customizable. You can add snorkeling or a beach barbecue to your fishing trip. 
For half day trips I will clean your catch and you can take it to Margie & Kenny’s Hangout restaurant that cooks your catch. They do a great family style fisherman’s platter and serve up your fish in a variety of mouthwatering ways. See their pricing and more above.

More Snorkeling and Fishing Options.

These tours include: a private snorkeling guide & captain, water, sodas, rum punch, beers, snorkel equipment
  • You could also opt for the North point channel, where you’ll have a 50/50 chance to snorkel with a manatee in that area.
  • One of my more unique tours, Bacalar Chico area is always a fun filled full day tour – fishing, snorkeling and beach cook out. It also includes a visit to the north area museum which hosts a great collection of Mayan artifacts.
  • Another fun option is snorkeling at a barge that sunk many years ago.
  • For half day snorkeling tours I offer 2 snorkel stops and a choice of either Hol Chan and Shark Ray alley or Mexico rocks and the Engagement Ring.
  • You can also have me take you snorkeling and then do lunch on Caye Caulker (at your own expense.)

* If you opt for Hol Chan, there is an additional $10us park fee per person to enter the marine reserve.

Contact tacogirl with Nestor Cerpa in the subject line if you want the discount for a fishing or snorkeling tour.

Reef Adventures Belize

Looking for water tours?
We offer a great variety of options and we set ourselves apart by offering small group tours. We also cater to groups who want to do a combo – both diving and snorkeling on the same tour.
Snorkeling: Mask, snorkel and fin rental included. 
Scuba diving: Tanks and weights included. Gear rental additional.
Visit our website to see our Scuba diving and snorkeling options
Visit us in person. at Reef Adventures Dive shop, located on the Palapa Bar dock, at the north end of San Pedro town. 
Before you get in the water, please consider bringing UPF clothing and/or sunscreens without oxybenzone for your time in the ocean. Every little bit helps and you can make a difference. The reef thanks you!
Contact tacogirl with Reef Adventures in the subject line if you want our 10% discount 

One Love Golf Cart Rentals

We help you get from point A – B and then onto C and D. 

Our gas powered golf carts are fully equipped and feature aluminum bumpers, comfortable seating, locks, and tires that are good for island driving.

We offer 24/7 roadside assistance, as well as free delivery and pickup anywhere on Ambergris Caye. Also included in the price is liability insurance, tax, and a bridge pass. Add 4 % if you pay by credit card.

* Golf Cart delivery to further locations requires a minimum 3 day rental.

Email tacogirl with One Love in the subject line to save 10% on your cart rental. 

Polo’s Golf Cart Rental

Let us help you get there. 
We offer you comfort, safety, freedom, and our golf carts are a great way of getting around Ambergris Caye and seeing the island.
Carts are available by delivery (within town limits) or pickup. It’s easy to find our colorful store front. We are located at the north end of Barrier Reef Drive (aka Front Street), just past the Belize Bank and next to The Phoenix resort. 
Email tacogirl with Polo’s Cart in the subject line if you want to save 10% on a golf cart rental with us.

Rocks Golf Cart Rental

Our golf cart rentals allow you to take advantage of all our beautiful island has to offer. Get around Ambergris Caye in comfort and style.

We do a free delivery and pickup service of our golf carts to and from the San Pedro airport terminals, the water taxi, your resort or vacation rental home.

We offer both 4-Seater and 6-Seater Golf Carts as well as a 10% tacogirl Belize list discount. 

Contact tacogirl with Rocks Golf Cart in the subject line to book your discounted cart.

Our in person cart pick up and drop off option is located in the heart of San Pedro Town on Pescador Drive – aka Middle Street. Our hours are of operation are: Mon-Sun 7:00 am – 10:00 pm.
As an added bonus, when you rent one of our golf carts with a tacogirl discount, you can load it with groceries from our supermarket and save 5% off on us.
Rock’s Shopping Center offer all the essentials you need.  Juices, sodas, rum, cigarettes, chips, frozen goods, toiletries, and much more.
Show us this listing on your smartphone and get 5% off your groceries.

Get Listed

If you would like to know how to get your Ambergris Caye based business on the list,  please email tacogirl with list me in the subject line.

Useful Belize Vacation Information

Take the guesswork out of your travel planning with the following frequently asked Belize travel questions.

  •  What is the official language spoken in Belize?

One of the things that makes the country so popular is that English is the primary language of Belize. Spanish and Kriol are also widely spoken. Less common are Q’eqchi’ Maya and Mopan, both are Mayan languages which are mostly concentrated in the southern region of the country,

  • What is the currency in Belize?

The Belizean Dollar (BZD), is the official currency of the country. The Belize dollar is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 2:1, which means that one U.S. dollar is equal to two Belizean dollars. Travelers can use both U.S. dollars and Belizean dollars at most businesses in Belize, although smaller establishments it is better to use lesser denominations. Your change may com in either currency and at bank machines, you will get Belize dollars.

Belizean coins in circulation are 0.1, 0.5, 0.10, 0.25. 0.50 cents and $1, Paper money in circulation are 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars. 

Some easy Holiday Planning help: A Tipping Guide to Belize and Belize Banking and ATM Fees.

  • What is the weather like in Belize?

The weather in Belize is largely influenced by two main seasons: rainy season from June to November and dry season. The average temperature in Belize is 84°F  or 29°C. It varies depending on the region and the altitude of where you are. The coast and the lowlands are usually more humid, while the highlands and the mountains are drier and cooler.

  • What is the food like in Belize? 

There are many delicious foods you can try in Belize. Stewed chicken rice and beans is a must for tasting a countrywide favorite. Other must try foods include fry jacks (at breakfast), garnaches (snack), escabeche (soup), Ceviche (seafood), and tres leches cake.

  • Is it safe to travel to Belize?

Although you may have read  about Belize having a high crime rate or being placed on travel advisories by first world countries. Belize travel is generally safe although it is important to be a smart traveler. Do not bring out more than you need at night and leave your fancy jewelry at home. Driving in Belize can be sometimes be a safety issue due to poor road conditions in some areas, lack of signage, erratic drivers, big trucks, and wildlife crossings.

  • What are the emergency numbers in Belize?

911: works as general emergency number for police, fire and ambulance services in Belize. You can dial this number from any phone in Belize to get immediate assistance. On Ambergris Caye you can also call RRR Emergency response +501-627-1117 and Island Emergency Services at  +501-615-2998

  • What vaccinations do I need for Belize?

Most people to not get vaccinated for travel. No matter where you are, its always good to be up to date on your tetanus shot. Belize recently was certified Malaria free Country from World Health Organization (WHO)

  • What kind of clothing should I pack for Belize?

Belize is a tropical country with warm and humid weather, so you should pack light, breathable and comfortable clothing and comfortable walking shoes and sandals. Unless you are here fore a special celebration like wedding, chances are, you won’t need any formal wear, as Belize is very casual. However you may want to pack a nice dress dress for girls and a nicer short sleeve button-down short got guys. shirts.  Sun protection is also important if you plan on doing a lot of time outside or by the water. Sun protection clothing is great and reef safe sunscreen also important. 


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