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Outdoor Activities in Ambergris Caye

By Viator, May 2015

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Ambergris Caye has numerous attributes that make it ideal for outdoor activities. The island is within a mile of the Belize Barrier Reef, is surrounded by mangroves and a lagoon and is closest to two marine reserves and two of Belize’s three atolls. 

1) The Belize Barrier Reef:

Half or full day snorkel or dive trips to Hol Chan, Shark Ray Alley and Coral Gardens are worthwhile to see Belize’s infamous underwater world.

2) Marco Gonzalez Archeological Site:

Head south of the island for some history on the island’s first inhabitants. Declared a protected site in 2011, Marco Gonzalez is the first Maya archeological reserve on the island open to the public. You’ll hike through a rainforest, spotting unique wildlife on the way and viewing ceramic pieces and ancient plazas dating back to 100 BC, where an estimated 2,000 Maya traders once lived. The site is best explored with a guide, although there is signage throughout. On the way back, note the gorgeous views along the route and stop by one of the luxurious hotels for a drink.

3) Sailing or kayaking:

Water sports rentals are everywhere on the island. San Pedro’s waters are relatively calm thanks to the nearby reef, which prevents high waves and makes it ideal for these sports.

4) San Pedro Lagoon:

The lagoon and mangrove side of Ambergris Caye is home to wildlife, from birds to crocodiles.

5) Island tour by bicycle or segway:

Renting a bicycle or segway is a great way to explore the island, from San Pedro town to the north and south. Begin with the three principal streets in town--Front, Middle and Back as locals call them--then head to the better stretches of beach, lounges and upscale eateries up north or south.

Tours & Tickets

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Belize Snuba Adventure Tour from Ambergris Caye

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Experience the thrill of SNUBA, exploring Belize’s Mexico Rocks or Hol Chan Marine Reserve on this 2.5-hour tour from Ambergris Caye! Take your undersea ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.00

Belize Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley Snorkel Tour from Ambergris Caye

4 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Enjoy a 3-hour snorkel tour by boat from Ambergris Caye. At Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley, Belize’s most popular snorkeling sites, you’ll float ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.99

Belize Sea Trek Underwater Tour from Ambergris Caye

Put on an aquatic helmet and immerse yourself in the marine wonders of Belize’s Mexico Rocks on this 2.5-hour Sea Trek tour from Ambergris Caye. If ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $114.25

Zipline and Caves Branch River Tubing from Ambergris Caye

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Explore treetop canopies and underground caves on this full-day adventure tour at Caves Branch Outpost from Ambergris Caye. After a short flight from Ambergris ...  Read more

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $276.60

Ambergris Caye Sunset Sailing Tour

Experience in Ambergris Caye, Belize on a sailing tour on a 40' Sirena Azul Sailboat, concluding with a breathtaking sunset view.

Location: San Pedro, Belize
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

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