An Opinionated Guide to Belize – My New Website

Welcome to my new website, San Pedro Scoop – An Opinionated Guide to Ambergris Caye & Belize.  I know lots of people don’t like change (me included), but I’m hoping you like this site.  I want it to be colorful, information and hopefully fun.

While I will continue to focus on Ambergris Caye (hard not to…I live here), I’m going to be expanding to as much of the country as I can.  And lucky, lucky me, that means doing a bunch of travelling so that I can cover it properly.  Burrell Boom, Punta Gorda, Placencia, Barranco, Mango Creek, Double Head Cabbage, Tobacco Caye, Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve…finally…here I come!

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For all my current readers, I will still be writing my blog 5-6 days a week.  I’m just adding a whole bunch more information along with it.

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There are plenty of kinks to be ironed out, about 600 more posts to comb through, still SO MUCH more material to write, restaurants, hotels, shops and bars to be added and pictures to insert into old posts and new pictures to be taken.   We’ll be working on it feverishly for the next week and beyond (perhaps for the rest of my life).  But I just wanted to get it out there!

Here are some specifics:

A very cool feature is the event calendar.  You can submit your one time event or recurring event along with the time, date, a description and a photo.  Cool for me because all I need to do is approve it!

My little sunglasses next to the name of bar, restuarant or shop means that it is an absolute favorite of mine.  A place that I whole heartedly recommend and find myself in often.  It makes little sense for me to tag hotels as favorites (though I have a few) since I generally live in my condo.  This may change going forward…who knows?

You may not always agree with my picks…or think that other places should have that “seal of excellence” but this blog is my opinion.  Mine all mine.  Hmmmm…I like that sound of that.

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Many of establishments’ websites are Facebook pages.  If you are not on Facebook, now is the perfect time to join.  Tell that Zuckerberg guy I sent you.   And once in, feel free to make your very first LIKE SanPedroScoop.com.   There is a pretty steady flow of information here, questions from readers and photos.

As always, I love getting emails (and actually spend about an hour a morning answering them) so feel free to send them to sanpedroscoop@hotmail.com or just use the handy little form on the bottom right corner of the homepage.  Also, let me know if I’ve messed up some of the information about your business…sorry…it was not intentional.

Stay tuned for:  Scoopons (discounts and deals for the country of Belize) and A Living & Retirement Section.  And as much more as we can think of.  Weddings…Spas and Services…there is so much to do.

None of this would be even close to possible without my partner Chris Moguel, who took my crumpled piece of binder paper covered with crude colored pencil drawings (see above) and made it something cool.   You have no idea what you got yourself into Chris, I will be harassing you on a daily basis probably for years to come

Again, I hope you like it and recommend it to your friends, family and visitors…




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  • Homero

    Congrats on the new site design. It looks great!

    • Thanks so much! Still a bunch to do…but so far, so good!

  • Good job Scooper! I wish you much success with the new, improved venture. And glad to hear you’ll be traveling more on the mainland. So many wonderful places to see.

  • Good job Scooper! I wish you much success with the new, improved venture. And glad to hear you’ll be traveling more on the mainland. So many wonderful places to see.

  • Love it Rebecca! Nice, fresh new look.

  • Thanks very much guys. Thanks! I love forward to traveling too…

  • San Pedro Daily

    God Job! It looks great…. makes me feel guilty about my funky 8 year old San Pedro Daily…… but I’m real lazy! Jesse

  • And you are right…I forgot to list you on my site list! Amending that now…and thanks Jesse.

  • Congrats on the update… “ih luk sexy”!

  • Congrats on the update… “ih luk sexy”!

    • I’m still working on writing in Kriol…one day, one day. Thanks Lorenzo.

  • Congrats on the update… “ih luk sexy”!

  • Mike P

    Congrats on you new site, it looks great! Not sure if it fits with what you are trying to do but I would find it really useful if there was a section on the you site which listed exceptional last minute hotel/lodging deals. Who knows maybe it could be a opening to interface more with the local hotels managers and condo owners. It might even be possible to solicit reviews from your followers who lift the last minute deals.

  • Thanks very much. And I still love that video…it cracks me up every time.

  • mysteryboy

    Off to a great start, Rebecca. Those hours spent slaving over a monitor instead of on a golf cart pub crawl with me paid off 🙂

  • Jason Riley

    Good job… I like it.

  • Thanks for the feedback guys. Mysteryboy…you are becoming less mysterious.

  • Thanks for the feedback guys. Mysteryboy…you are becoming less mysterious.

  • Ian McField

    I love the colors of your blog! Great work.

  • Congrats! The design looks simple and elegant.

  • Thanks guys. Elegant! I like it.

  • Nice work! Looks effective and elegant.

  • Sheila Black

    Love the new site – will be exploring it thoroughly before our “Belize Expedition” in June!

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Mandy (Reef-Rats)

    Great job guys… I’m loving the new look! The colors and layout pull me in every time I see it. So awesome :))

  • Liz Clapp

    Love it! Excited to see the discounts/coupons forthcoming!! Will be traveling there in January 2014 to get married 😀