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Attractions and Events to Look Forward to on Ambergris Caye Island

Posted by Valeria Espinoza on Jan 10, 2013 8:50:01 AM

Ambergris Caye Island is the pride of the Belizean coast. The island’s beauty is often compared to the famous Caribbean Islands although Belize is actually a part of Central America. The place also boasts many events and celebrations the whole year round. Festivals happen almost every month, and no one should ever miss out on the area’s natural beauty.

Ambergris Caye Island, Belize, gained momentum when it was featured on the TV program "Temptation Island". Â Now, this place has become a favorite tourist destinations, and this has lead to a more developed real estate industry. Despite this, the residents maintain their way of living. They still use bikes and golf carts as some of their main modes of transportation.

Ambergris Caye Island Attractions

Ambergris Caye Island, Belize, is a stunning place to visit and even retire on. In fact, it is considered to be among the best islands to retire on and the best island in the Americas by world-renowned magazines.

Water Attractions and Activities

Ambergris Caye is a paradise for people who love water sports. It has one of the best dive spots in the world and the longest barrier reef in the western hemisphere. Tourists and residents alike can enjoy snorkeling, sports fishing, jet skiing, sailing, windsurfing and swimming.

Amenities

There is a growing number of restaurants, wine stores and night clubs. At present, there is also high-speed DSL in place to address the demands of travelers.

History

There are many Mayan artifacts and trading centers that can be found in the caye. The area was a strategic location for the Mayans.

Events

There are many exciting festivals and activities happening on the island almost every month of the year. In February, there are three important events to catch on the island. This includes the Fiesta de Carnival where Belizian culture is shown off through special dances. It is held a week before lent. Another event is the International Bullfish Tournament where anglers compete to catch blue marlin. The last celebration of the month is the San Pedro Carnival.

Meanwhile, March festivities include the Annual Agricultural and Trade Show. This event is filled with handcrafts, livestock, costumes and dances. Baron Bliss Day is also something to look forward to as it is held nationwide. This is when horse and cycle races can be witnessed. People who love rodeos can also enjoy them on the island during the Trade and Livestock Show at the National Agricultural Showgrounds.

April events feature lent season celebrations like Good Friday in the Ambergris and Caulker Cayes, Holy Saturday Cross Country Classic and Easter. April festivals also include the San Jose Succotz Fiesta where entertainment is at its best. The San Pedro Eco-Kayak Challenge completes the whole month of exciting activities on the Island.

May festivals include the Cashew Festival featuring live Punta Music, folklore stories, fames and cashew wines. Other famous festivals in the island are the Coconut Festival and the Toledo Festival of Arts.

June is definitely San Pedro’s month. The island celebrates the San Pedro Lobster Fest where the best lobster dishes are served with lively parties and several competitions. June is also the month for the Dia San Pedro that features a boat parade to honor the patron saint St. Peter.

July is the month for the local fair Benque Viejo del Carmen Fiesta and BETEX 96 or the Belize Tourism Expo. Additionally, the Deer Dance Festival and the Costa Maya Festival kick off in August. The island celebrates its Independence day and St. George’s Caye Day in September. More exciting events happen in October, November and December. Activities in these months include the Belikin Festival, Hike and Bike for the Rain Forest, Pan American Day, Stann Creek Agricultural Fair and the San Pedro Christmas Boat Parade.

Ambergris Caye in Belize is a wonderful place to visit and relax. Festivals happen almost every month to welcome tourists at any time of the year. Book your vacation now!

 

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Valeria Espinoza

Written by Valeria Espinoza