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.


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.


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   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 [email protected] 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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