The Most Gorgeous Late February Weather and Very Little Sargassum…

This week has been gorgeous on Ambergris Caye. A bit cooler – temps in the 70s, a beautiful breeze and best of all…crystal clear water and beaches.

I hate to bring up sargassum. The algae that flourishes in the Atlantic and Caribbean and, for the last 10 years or so, has been a blight on our shores during the spring and summer.

Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop
Amigos Del Mar Dive Shop

It’s been a yearly event except in 2020. Not that visitors were here to enjoy it! And in 2023, it came back to Ambergris Caye in mid-late January. And the beaches started to clear back up in August and September. This year…it’s late. HURRAY! And yesterday I took a bunch of pictures out and about because it was just that beautiful.

Here they are. Let’s start in town.

Returning from a morning of reef fishing.

Cleaning fish in San Pedro
Cleaning fish after a trip out to the reef
View from Jambels
Dock at Mayan Princess
Dock at Mayan Princess Hotel
View of trinkets for sale outside of FIdo's
Trinkets for sale outside of Fido’s
Kids playing on beach in Central Park
Kids playing in the sand in Central Park, downtown San Pedro

And looking out on the water.

Beautiful beach Central Park San Pedro

The SAN PEDRO sign in Central Park.

San Pedro Sign

I am going to propose that we always have flags flying in town. They are so festival and cute. These are left over from Carnaval – just a week or so back.

Flags flying over san Pedro

I crossed the street to Parham Plaza – to admire the provision tree. Most of the strange Seussian blossoms were on the ground. Parham Plaza is one of the coolest properties on the island.

Last summer a group of archaeology students were digging up the front lawn there and found some cool stuff.

Pink provison tree flower
The strangest flower – the provision tree

I headed north to the Boca Del Rio area.

Dock by NautiCrab Bar
Dock by Nauticrab Bar & Restaurant
And just behind me…

I headed home. Across the bridge but then stopped again. It was THAT pretty out!

The view from the bridge
The view from the bridge

A few snapshots of Rum Dog…and I’ll leave it there. It’s another beauty! Let’s all collectively hope that the sargassum steers clear. I think that should works 🙂

Rum Dog Restaurant And Bar
RumDog Restaurant and Bar

And the view north…

Looking north from Rumdog

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  1. greg urban on February 23rd, 2024 at 11:27 am

    Wow What beautiful beaches and great pictures. Thanks for sharing them and you have to be the most prolific cays news reporter in the nation. Love all your posts and follow your travels where ever you go. Lucky Lady!!!

    • San Pedro Scoop on February 23rd, 2024 at 2:42 pm

      Not a bad gig 🙂

      • mysteryboy on February 23rd, 2024 at 5:56 pm

        and I knew here when….. 😉

  2. Kim Owen on February 23rd, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    I will be there in march 3-7. Where she we go to eat on the beach?

    • San Pedro Scoop on February 23rd, 2024 at 2:41 pm

      Lily’s for fried fish and conch ceviche. Estel’s for breakfast. Blue Water Grill is lovely for dinner. A good start 🙂