I woke up early today to take the Belize water taxi to San Pedro. It was a 90 minute ride.
Originally I thought of staying in San Pedro for awhile. But the hotel prices were expensive and there was no easy way to get my motorcycle there.
Taxi Ride to San Pedro
I sat on a seat in the back of the ferry on the side. Off I went 🙂
According to Wikipedia, San Pedro is a town on the southern part of the island of Ambergris Caye in the Belize District of the nation of Belize, in Central America. By 2015 mid-year estimates, the town has a population of about 16,444. It is the second largest town in the Belize District and largest in the Belize Rural South constituency. The once sleepy fishing village was granted the status of a town in 1984 and was sometimes said to be the inspiration for the song “La Isla Bonita” (which begins with the line “last night I dreamt of San Pedro”), written by Madonna, Patrick Leonard and Bruce Gaitsch.
Over the centuries San Pedro has become one of the most popular tourist destinations with various protected areas such as Hol Chan Marine Reserve,Shark Rey Alley, Bacalarchico and many more. One of San Pedro’s most priced possession is the Barrier Reef. The San Pedro Barrier Reef is the ‘second largest’ in the world, the first being the Great Barrier Reef. And is a home to a diverse amount of species. One of the primary industries in the town is tourism, most notably scuba diving. So many visitors are divers that there is even a hyperbaric decompression chamber on the island, despite its small population. Ambergis Museum is located in the town. The new north road is over 10 miles long and has greatly expanded resort and beach house development with better access than only water craft.
I wasn’t planning on doing any scuba diving or snorkeling. The Blue Hole would be nice to go to if I could find a cheap ride out there.
Walking San Pedro
When we docked in San Pedro I was covered in salt from the salt water splashing up on me as the boat raced through the water. I really needed to find a washroom to wash up. I walked around for a bit looking for a place to wash up and have breakfast.
I was expecting San Pedro to be a resort town. It is, but not in the modern sense I was envisioning. The town was rustic.
Eventually I found the Blue Water Grill right on the beach to wash up and have breakfast. I sat there for a while taking in the view and smell of the water.
After breakfast I walked up and down the long beach.
By the afternoon I needed a place just to sit and veg and enjoy what I was seeing. Estels looked like the busiest restaurant along the beach so I ended up there.
Pretty awesome and a great view.
For lunch I had the traditional Belizean meal of rice and beans. And I washed it down with the Belizean beer Belikin.
Heading Home to Belize City
It was 3 pm and time to take the taxi back home. I didn’t see a cheap ride out to the Blue Hole. Oh well, it is really hard to see everything in the places I visit. A lot of times traveling shows you just how big the world is and how much there is to see.
On the way back I sat more to the side where I wouldn’t get splashed ha ha.
My Route for March 29, 2017
My Locations for March 29, 2017