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Ambergris Caye is the largest of several hundred islands in the northernmost waters of Belize, Central America. This simple island is a top destination in Belize for tourists worldwide, and its lack of high-rise hotels or big city public transportation gives the island a relaxed, laid-back feel.

North Ambergris Caye has nice natural beauty, the rest of the island has little to offer. There are no real beaches outside the north, the entire east coast used to have beaches, now its dock city and golf cart hwy.

By plane[edit]

You can head to the municipal airport in Belize City and book a flight which will take about 20 minutes with a stop on Caye Caulker with Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. You can also fly to Ambergris from the Phillip Goldson International Airport. There is a modest airfield near the center of the island situated right in San Pedro town. There is also air service from Corozal, Belmopan and Caye Caulker, Belize. The flight typically costs $135 USD return depending on who books the flight for you.

By boat[edit]

San Pedro Belize Express [1] has departures, 14 first class boats and first class service to get you to and from Ambergris Caye. From Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula Chetumal, Quintana Roo The connecting hub from Mexico to Belize is Chetumal, Quintana Roo. From Chetumal, take the San Pedro Belize Express water taxi from Muelle Fiscal (Municipal Pier). The boat leaves Chetumal enroute to Ambergris Caye every day at 3:00PM and ticket cost is $60 US, one way.

From Belize City San Pedro Belize Express has daily runs to Ambergris Caye from Belize City. Departure times are 9AM, 11AM, 12PM, 3PM, 4:00PM, 5:30PM. Tickets are One Way $15 US / $30 BZ Round Trip $27.50 US / $55 BZ.

From Caye Caulker San Pedro Belize Express has daily runs to Ambergris Caye from Caye Calker. Departure times are 7AM (Connection to Chetumal), 9:45AM, 11:45PM, 12:45AM, 1:45PM, 3:45PM, 4:45PM, 6:15PM. Tickets are One Way $10 US / $20 BZ Round Trip $17.50 US / $35 BZ.

From Corozal Town Thunderbolt Water Taxi leaved Corozal Town at 7:00AM en route to San Pedro daily. It returns from San Pedro to Corozal Town at 3:00PM daily. US$22.50/BZ$45. each way per person.

Get around[edit]

There are three main north-south streets, and several that link them, running east-west. Barrier Reef Drive is closest to the two- and three-story apartment buildings that face onto the beaches.

Only some of the roads are paved with cobblestones, and in the rainy season, many can fall into poor condition from traffic and rain erosion, and provide numerous potholes which are sufficient to slow the bicycle and golf cart traffic. There relatively few automobiles licensed on the island, and they are not needed because you can get to most places walking, by bike, golf cart, or water taxi.

Most people get around Ambergris Caye by simply walking. There's a great deal of quality hotels in town, and many resorts on the island are less than a mile from the town of San Pedro, the only urbanized...

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