Find your personal paradise on Belize's largest island, Ambergris Caye, which offers the comforts of home while staying in any of the San Pedro vacation rentals nestled beside sand streets lined with gently swaying palm trees near the brilliantly turquoise Caribbean Sea. In fact, recent statistics show that 81% of travelers searching for a place to stay were interested in online rental properties in this tropical town.
With English-speaking natives as warm and welcoming as its climate, San Pedro is a friendly, International postcard-type setting just waiting to be discovered. Modern conveniences exist alongside modest-to-splendid San Pedro villas with grounds abloom in tropical flora. Not overrun by tourists and with buildings no taller than three stories, this city is just far enough off the beaten path with excellent snorkeling, sailing, fishing, and diving adventures.
Pack lightly, with the island's non-paved roads and casual atmosphere even the restaurants in San Pedro require no more than sandals, shorts, and t-shirts, but bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen. Golf carts and bicycles are the transportation of choice, with an occasional taxi or truck to be seen on the ten streets of this small town. However, getting here is easy enough with hourly flights from the International airport to the local air strip, which lies within walking distance of the town. Ferry service is also available.
Most restaurants and larger businesses, including a variety of vibrant San Pedro, Belize vacation home rentals, are located along Barrier Reef Drive. Formerly known as Front Street, it is a main, one-way thoroughfare. Main points of interest along this sand-packed road are the Library, the Belize Bank, and Coconet (for phone and Internet use). However, many San Pedro, Belize rentals have Internet service in addition to other desirable features like pools, air conditioning, balconies, and American-style kitchens.
Pescador Drive, or Middle Street, is another major artery. It houses Rock's Grocery and San Pedro Supermarket. Past the Caribena Street intersection, heading north, you will find a bridge crossing the San Pedro River. Past the bridge, the Capricorn Restaurant serves up surf and turf fare under the stars. Continuing north, you will find chic beach front Belize condo rentals with spectacular sea views. On Coconut Drive, approaching the town from the north going south, dine in style on Cantonese cuisine, seasoned by a fresh sea breeze, at the Jade Garden Restaurant.
A popular destination for nature and history lovers visiting this Belizian city is the Bacalar Chico National Marine and Wildlife Reserve where green sea turtles, pumas, jaguars, and many other endangered fauna and flora make their homes among the unspoiled reef and jungle. Situated at the northern end of Ambergris Caye, the preserve is only a short boat ride away.
Concluding a full day of swimming, diving, fishing, and moderate hiking among ancient Maya sites, you'll be able to enjoy spectacular tropical sunsets from the hammocks or patios of your comfortable San Pedro vacation rentals.