La Isla Bonita, My Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye has some of best resorts in the world

Ambergris Caye = Paradise

Ambergris Caye is my home, my “Isla Bonita” but to many, it is the number one tourist destination in Belize. We have all the amenities to make your vacation an unforgettable one. Whether you are here for three days or two weeks, for adventure or just to relax, you will always find something different to do each day.

Known locally as San Pedro, my town’s population has grown significantly over the last years but thanks to responsible tourism, it has kept its natural and local charm – something you do not find a lot these days. When in town, the best source of advice is always the locals, go ahead and ask anyone for directions or recommendations and you will get help with a big smile.

Aerial shot of Ambergris Caye

Aerial shot of Ambergris Caye from a Cessna

aerial perspective of Ambergris Caye, Belize

Catamarans and Yachts dock Ambergris Caye’s coast

Some of Ambergris Caye’s top attractions and activities are:

The Belize Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef of Belize, the second largest in the world

The Great Barrier Reef is a UNESCO world heritage site and it’s the second largest in the world

Superb diving spots include the Belize Blue Hole and the Hol Chan Marine Reserve among many others

Diving in Belize is one of the main reasons why tourist visit Ambergris Caye.

For amateurs or experienced divers, Belize offers a world class diving experience

Reef or Deep Sea Fishing

Reef or Deep Sea Fishing in Ambergris Caye, Belize

A boat speeds by with travelers heading out for a fishing expedition

Reef Kayaking

Kayaking in Belize is an adventurous way to explore the sea

Kayaking is an adventurous way to explore the  Caribbean Sea


Early snorkeling in Ambergris Caye can be really fun

A couple prepare for an early morning snorkeling trip

There is also a bunch of stuff that involves doing nothing…

tourists sunbathing in san pedro, belize

The afternoons are perfect for relaxing and sunbathing

Ambergris Caye Beaches

Stroll the beach and enjoy the ambiance

relax by the beach in ambergris caye, belize

Sit on the beach reading a book or chatting about the previous day’s adventures

shopping for belize local products

Or catch up on your shopping for local souvenirs

And for the seafood lovers, you can find the best Conch, Lobster and fish served to perfection at numerous restaurants


Foodie lovers, you won’t regret trying the Conch Coconut Chowder

Lobster is a seasonal belize delicacy

If you fancy Lobster, I recommend you treat your taste buds with this delicious crustacean

All types of fresh fish dishes can be found at restaurants across town

Don’t forget the drinks…

Delicious cocktails are served throughout San Pedro town

Delicious cocktails are served throughout town


About Jose Luis Zapata

Jose Luis Zapata is one of Belize's top wedding and vacation photographers. He also runs a successful design and internet marketing studio based in Ambergris Caye. His interests include fashion, social media and journalism. Follow him on twitter at @joseluiszapata_

19 Responses to La Isla Bonita, My Ambergris Caye

  1. Lorenzo Gonzalez April 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM #

    If this photo essay doesn’t make you want to visit Ambergris Caye… then I don’t know what will!

  2. Jose Luis Zapata April 21, 2012 at 3:20 PM #

    Thanks for the feature!

  3. AllanBaxter April 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM #

    Just discovered your blog – great work!  I have added a link to your site from Picture Belize so my viewers can follow your up-dates.

  4. scubadivemike April 23, 2012 at 10:41 PM #

    Ok, I’m opening in another window. Can’t wait to come back for a seventh time 🙂 Great post!

    • Lorenzo Gonzalez April 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM #

      Cool! From your reference name I can tell you love Belize because of the diving 😉

      • scubadivemike April 24, 2012 at 11:52 PM #

        you bet! As well as most everything else you have pictured here 🙂

  5. Planeters April 30, 2012 at 12:31 AM #

    awesome pictures, I kind of knew Belize was nice, but your pictures really show the best of it. Hope to visit Belize sometime soon…

  6. Hany Ghorra July 4, 2015 at 3:05 AM #

    san pedro is the real paradise

  7. Hany Ghorra July 4, 2015 at 3:06 AM #

    san pedro is the real paradise


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