The Best of Un-Belizeable Belize To Do:Walk, bike, or rent a golf cart to get around San Pedro and the island of Ambergris Caye in Belize. Most resorts offer bicycles, or there are rental sites. There are also lots of golf cart rental sites, which is the easiest, preferred way of traveling around the island. Step out for a stroll along the beach or the streets of San Pedro. There are lots of fruit stands selling fresh produce that I stopped by daily. There are also tons of restaurants and I had the best time just walking randomly into some that turned out pretty great. Or simply walk around and enjoy the architecture and all of the beautiful colors! All of the pink houses were my favorites. Snorkel the Hol Chan Marine Preserve. Here you can snorkel along the second largest barrier reef in the world! The Belize Barrier Reef is breathtaking: so many unique coral and marine species. On the same trip, head to Shark Ray Alley. This has become a very popular site for swimming with nurse sharks and sting rays. It may sound a little scary, but once in the water you are absolutely blown about by what you are seeing that any fright will leave your mind. Nurse sharks do not have teeth, but feed by sucking in. Just keep yourself away from their mouths and you’ll be fine. They ask you not to touch them at all, which is probably the best idea! There are multiple trips every day to these two sites. I used Searious Adventures and had the best guide, named Jose. They have lots of different adventures, including full day boat excursions to the Great Blue Hole and another to Caye Caulker. I also think the catamaran tour would be a blast! The best part is they offer great pricing for the great services they offer. My snorkel trip was only $25 and included my entrance fee to the marine preserve. If you do book through them, be sure and ask for Jose! To Eat:Estel’s by the Sea serves the best breakfast on the island. I recommend to try a traditional Belizean Breakfast with ‘fry jacks,’ scrambled eggs, and stew beans. Fry jacks are basically fried dough with sugar. And they are so good. The main bartender is an expert on the island. He has been working there for eleven years and knows the best advice on where to…and where not to go. This is a popular place amongst tourists and locals, with a strong group of ex-pats.Caliente is the place to enjoy Mexican fare & fresh margaritas on the beach. This is a very popular place for tourists and is family friendly. Elvi’s Kitchen is great place to eat off the beach. It is located two blocks west of the Caribbean and have a delicious Mayan buffet once a week. I went for lunch and their soup of the day was utterly delicious! The ambience of the restaurant was perfect for their theme, even down to the sand floors. If you cannot make it for the Mayan buffet, you must at least stop by for lunch or dinner one day. Belize Chocolate Company is located on the beach and offers some of the best, richest chocolate I have had. The Mayans were some of the first people in history to have used chocolate in their diet. Many Mayan decedents still believe in the power of chocolate. Here you can watch it being made, eat lunch or just samples, and even take a chocolate making class. My favorite is their sea salt and caramel milk chocolate with a honeycomb inside. Yes, it is as good as it sounds, maybe even better. The Palapa Bar and Grill is one of those places that has it all. There is a huge bar, a full kitchen, plus tons of water activities during the day. Think tubes, water slides, stand up paddle boards, lounge chairs, and a full bar with yummy, exotic drinks. Here they offer the shot stick, which is exactly what it sounds like: a long stick loaded with shot glasses that about ten people take at once. I had to pass on that, but bravo to anyone willing to try! This is a place full of adult fun and has a mixture of tourists and locals.To Stay:Ramon’s Village Resort is located directly on the beach and at a great swimming location. But they also have such a cool swimming pool it is a tough decision to decide where to go! This is also a great place to stay if you are wanting to do a bunch of activities because they offer a bunch directly through the resort. The location is prime: watching the sunrise over the caribbean and being so close to all of the best little shops and restaurants. There is also a spa here located directly on the beach! Yes, please. Day Trips:Take a boat ride south to Caye Caulker for the day. This is an easy, thirty minute trip (one-way) and can be done through a private charter or through the public ferry. Searious Adventures offers a full day chartered tour with snacks and drinks. Once there, you must remember Caye Caulker’s moto: Go Slow. The tiny island boats a very relaxed and chilled environment. There are zero cars on the island, so the only way to get around is by walking, biking, or riding a golf cart. If you want a fun beach and a cool bar (yet overpriced and crowded) then head to the Lazy Lizard, located by The Split. There are some very cool opportunities for photos here, but the environment is much more enjoyable without that phone or camera. So grab a drink, grab your photos, and then enjoy yourself. Another day trip, is by boat to snorkel or dive the Great Blue Hole. Or you can go by helicopter to get an aerial view. If you have the time, I highly recommend doing both! I flew with Astrum Helicopters and had the most incredible time. The view from above seems surreal; how could something be so magnificently beautiful and blue. It is a view one will never forget. If you choose to check it out via water, then once again I highly recommend Searious Adventuresfor a full day trip to snorkel and scuba dive. How to get here:Fly with Tropic Airor Ferry with San Pedro Belize Express Water TaxiBelize is such an amazing country with so much culture and adventure. It is next to impossible to do it all in one trip, so I cannot wait to go back for more unBELIEZEable times!

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