San Pedro Town is Ambergris Caye' main and only town. This is where the bulk of the island’s eateries, shops, nightlife and businesses are located, and where hustle and bustle reigns. The beach here is a sandy sidewalk at best, but the water and views are still beautiful and numerous docks dotting the shoreline provide ample swimming opportunities. San Pedro’s inhabitants are majority Mestizo, and the island has the largest number of US expats in Belize. The growing town has cobblestone and paved streets, pounded daily by golf carts or bicycles and increasingly, automobiles.
Though it receives the largest amount of tourism year-round than any other part of Belize, making it a more expensive area, San Pedro retains a local Belizean feel that is not likely to dissipate anytime soon with its local arts, authentic cuisine and yearly traditional festivals. There are many locally owned businesses and generations of San Pedranos who have lived here for years. The Barrier Reef is visible from shore and the infamous Blue Hole is closest to San Pedro, making it the diving capital of Belize. San Pedro is easily reached from Belize City via Tropic Air or by an hour and 15-minute water taxi.