Traveling into Town on Ambergris Caye, Belize
San Pedro is the only town on the largest caye in Belize – Ambergris Caye. Much of the island is covered with DENSE mangroves, lagoons and jungle while the town is in the south – at one of the narrowest spots on the island.
I live in the “far north” – an area that about 10 years ago was considered the middle of nowhere. I am just north of the snorkel/dive area above marked “Mexico Rocks”.
There are a few ways to get to town these days. 1. A good long bike ride 2. Rent/own a golf cart and take the (sometimes very bumpy – sometimes very dusty – sometimes muddy) ride down to town. My ride is unpaved for about 4 miles and then a few miles paved as you get closer to the bridge. It takes about 30 minutes. 3. Own a boat or take the Coastal Xpress water taxi. Depending on the number of stops, it can take 10 to 30 minutes.
Yesterday, for the first time in about a year, I took the water taxi. And was left wondering…why don’t I do this more often?
Especially when I am not in a rush.
The closest dock/pick-up is at the resort to our south, X’tan Ha Resort. It’s easiest if you call ahead or have you hotel call to make sure they stop to pick you up. The boats run every two hours to and from town, up and down the coast.
Here are the pictures from yesterday. Beautiful winter weather on Ambergris Caye.
The end of our easement.
My pick up point.
Looking back at the resort from the dock.
My boat arriving…
15 minutes later we were dropped off in the town center.
I walked north a bit to pick up our golf cart. What a lovely day.
The rebuilding of the Ecologic Divers’ dock is coming along nicely.
Getting closer to the Palapa Bar.
Not a bad way to travel.
AND…there are just a few days left to enter my SKY DIVE GIVEAWAY. Easy to enter…and then one person is chosen at random to TANDEM DIVE WITH SKYDIVE SAN PEDRO.
Fear not…I’ll be there to snap your photo on the ground.