A Long Walk to Town, Changes on the Beach and The Palapa Bar

Yesterday was a gorgeous late afternoon for a stroll…and as soon as I set out, I realized that I haven’t walked the beach in AGES!  It has been hot but around 4pm, it was the perfect time.

I’ll start from the south – about 1.5 miles south, show you some pictures through town, and then the Palapa Bar and a bit farther north.

Here we go…

The Beach at Banyan Bay looking beautiful and lots of kids paddling.

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Onward, Xanadu Resort has expanded their beach in a HUGE way.  At least 25 feet…maybe more and the seawall construction continues.

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Caribbean Villas was busy officially tagging their over the water palapa a bar.  At first, it was just going to be a place to enjoy your drink purchased on land…but things seem to have changed.

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The dock at Exotic Caye and Crazy Canuck’s.

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And JUST south of the Belize Yacht Club, White Sands Villas is under new management.  This project, started about 7 years ago, was only completed for one or two beach front units.  The rest is being gutted by new management.

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A modern new home right before the Island Academy School.

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And walking past the school’s grounds.
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And the Belikin dock.

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The dock at Ramon’s Village.

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The Diamante project is partially complete – the top until on the seafront seems to be occupied.

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Favorite restaurant Blue Water Grill.

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A bit of town.  The former restaurant Lick’s is now Dock’s.  MUCH BETTER NAME!

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The Tacklebox, now closed for almost 2 years now, is still under legal dispute…or so I hear.

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The Thursday night Chicken Drop set up for the crowd.

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Estel’s closing for the evening.

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And Central Park…

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One the right side of the municipal dock – La Gaviota.

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And the other side, the Sea Witch.

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Amigos Del Mar dock.

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And a quick peek inside the Palapa Bar with her completed second deck.

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Why stop now…up into the Boca Del Rio area.

New construction.  It seems like I missed the new announcement that all one-story homes must expand.  EVERYONE seems to be adding on levels.

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Ocean Tides Resort.

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Wayo’s Bar and Aqua Vista Suites.

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Hotel Boca Del Rio is for sale.  Definitely a prime location.

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And that’s it…promise.  A walk along the seafront…

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  • Amy Ragan Durden

    Didn’t know Tackle box had been closed. Loved the food there. Thanks for the awesome pictures!

  • Susan

    We just left yesterday…and I’m already “homesick”, PA is just a place to pack up and sell at this point. Home is where the heart is and our hearts are definitely in San Pedro!

    • sanpedroscoop

      Awwwww! I hear you. Completely. See you next time 🙂

  • FJL

    My February visit daily walk. Great to see beach widening, but I’m sure the tight spots are still there, like just south of The Phoenix

    • SPmQQse

      i disagree.

  • SPmQQse

    more sea walls…more dredging…. ie:- more destruction…!!!

    • blancojoe

      Buddy…why don’t you go back to that wonderful bush you lived under a long time ago in the jungle. Possibly you will not see any smoke from someone’s campfires to disrupt your utopian delight. I think that is the only way you might find happiness, and therefore not rain on other people’s chances of THEIR happiness. Have a good day, and bon voyage.

      • SPmQQse


    • sanpedroscoop

      The sea wall thing is not good…I’ll agree. It’s only a temporary stop…

      • SPmQQse

        what gets me with the seawall thing…is that town council brings in experts to advise them… they are advised that sea walls shouldn’t be built…but they continue to allow seawalls to be built.
        total and absolute arrogance and incompetence.

  • SPmQQse

    i do hope that you don’t still have interest in the ‘box’.

    • sanpedroscoop

      I was only a manager – never owned any part of it.

  • Lots of changes since we were there…some good, most not so good, especially Diamante looks so out of place!

    • sanpedroscoop

      It’s very tall and thin…and the area is slim…

  • Billizer

    Thank you, Rebecca for the wonderful walk down the beach. I didn’t get tired or hot…must be in great shape. Looking forward to my return to Belize that last day of November. All the best.

    • sanpedroscoop

      If I did it every day, I’d be in great shape 🙂 but stopping every 50 feet or so and taking pictures kept me cool. Thanks!

  • Daniel Matusiak

    Thank you, it was like I was walking with you along the beach. I look forward to be there Monday. Hope to meet then. Thank you for your posts.

    • sanpedroscoop

      Monday! Super soon…fantastic!

  • Lsvelazquez

    I am in LOVE with your posts! Can’t wait to be there in November. Keep up the great work, thank you!!

    • SPmQQse

      she does write well… doesn’t she.

  • Linda Young

    Change is NOT good!!! There has to be some kind of regulation.

    • blancojoe

      I don’t know about that…I really don’t like sleeping under some used plywood as a shelter, you know?

      • SPmQQse

        which brain cell, did you use for that reply…?

      • Linda Young

        That’s not the point.

        • SPmQQse

          str8-up girl……if you also are sick of the destruction of the environment that the ”sustainable developement” movement has had..on ambergris caye, and other places….then you best fasten your seatbelt…b/c the destruction so far is probably close to only 15% of what is planed for the next ten years…..

          while the good, poorly people on the island… of which probably,90%, are belizean, belizeans who build and feed and cater to the foreigners privileged lifestyles….continue to be …..
          ” sleeping under some used plywood as a shelter, you know ”.

    • sanpedroscoop

      Change without any order or system is not good…I agree. I WISH there was a town plan. Hopefully one day…

      • Linda Young

        It all boils down to GREED.

  • David G

    Took that walk many times over in early June, will be back in early October…though I hope that 3rd story construction is a bit further along by then, I’m staying next door at Casa Coral. 50th birthday celebration, looking forward to it!