Visiting Ambergris Caye?
Casa Picasso's top 5 things to do on Ambergris Caye & San Pedro
We often get asked about our favorite things to do here in Belize, so we've compiled a short list of must-see attractions when you travel to Ambergris Caye and San Pedro.
5) Check out the Reef!
Belize's coastline, comprising the Belize Barrier Reef, is home to approximately 80% of MBRS [Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System]. The Belize Barrier Reef is the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere and the second largest barrier reef in the world.
On a half day reef fishing you can expect to catch some delicious snappers, Jacks and Barracudas . . . . Want to do a little more than just fishing? How about a full day of fishing, beach bar-b-q and snorkeling?
4) Visit the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley
Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south of San Pedro Ambergris Caye. It is the single most popular day trip from San Pedro, perfect for snorkeling or diving.
You must hire a boat and guide out of San Pedro or Caye Caulker. The costs start from $12.50US per person depending on the services offered. It is easy to mix diving and snorkeling. Trips usually run once in the morning and again in the afternoon.
3) Sail, kayak, jet ski, or even "fly" on the water
Belize is a wonderful place to enjoy fun in the warm, turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean. Rent a jet ski and explore the coastline, ride the wake behind a wakeboarding boat, kitesurfing, Waterskiing, or take a parasail ride and get a bird's eye view of the whole island from 300 feet in the air! You can take a kayak to the reef or Chetumal Bay, or just kayak the area around the island. More and more folks are paddleboarding, even some fishermen!
2) Dive at the Great Blue Hole
From Sea Horse Dive Shop:
The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off of the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef atoll about 65 miles from Placencia.
It was formed as a limestone cave system during the last ice age when sea levels were much lower. As the ocean began to raise the caves flooded, and the roof collapsed.
This site was made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the top ten best scuba diving sites in the world. Since then thousands of divers have made it the reason they have come to dive in Belize.
1) Dine artfully at Casa Picasso
Of course, we may be a little biased, but if you're visiting Ambergris Caye, Casa Picasso should be on your list! Casa Picasso features an eclectic menu passionately executed by Chef Val Choc and his team. Experience tapas-style dining, an extensive wine list, delicious martinis and specially prepared cocktails in an artful setting. All is presented by a very friendly and professional staff who will attend to your every wish.
Casa Picasso, where the fabulous dine artfully!