Known for its crystal blue waters, gorgeous beaches, scuba diving, and snorkeling, Ambergris Caye is the superstar destination in Belize. Located in the northeastern part of the country toward Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ambergris Caye not only has endless beauty, but it is also the ideal vacation destination for those who like to keep busy. You’ll never lack for things to do during your time here and many travelers visit the island to explore the Belize barrier reef, which is second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in size.Even if you don’t snorkel or scuba dive, Ambergris Caye has plenty of attractions for you to enjoy. For example, Bacalar Chico National Park and Marine Reserve is part of the Belize Barrier System, (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and is located on the north side of the island, accessible only by boat. Here travelers will find 11 miles of walking trails and Maya sites in addition to unique flora and fauna.
The Secret Beach in Ambergris Caye, Belize
San Pedro, the island’s sole town is a hub of activity with unique eateries and restaurants and lots of nightlife. The quieter side of Ambergris Caye is ironically called the Secret Beach, which isn’t a secret at all. The Secret Beach is a must-see destination on your Ambergris Caye holiday for a variety of reasons.
The most popular way to get to the Secret Beach is via a golf cart. It’s a fun ride that takes about 45 minutes through mangrove swamps, but it’s well worth the trip. If you think you will get lost, don’t worry. English is the official language of Belize and the locals are always willing to help out. In addition, there are plenty of signs along the way.
Once you get to the Secret Beach, you won’t be alone, but neither will be it overly crowded. Wading out into the turquoise waters is a must-do as you can walk 200 feet from the shore and the water will still only be at waist-level. The great thing about the Secret Beach is that it’s not overly commercialized, but there is something for everyone. Indulge in water sports, have a drink and a bite of Belizean food or just simply relax on the beach itself.
No matter what time of year you travel, there is always a lot to see and do in Belize. For the best experience, book your trip with a company that knows the country well. Contact Adventures in Belize today to book your all-inclusive vacation that features a stay in Ambergris Caye.