Tag Archives: San Pedro
Posted on 10. Jan, 2014 by grandbaymen.
Providing medical care and saving lives is the most important thing for the San Pedro Red Cross.
Posted on 11. Nov, 2013 by grandbaymen.
The amount of garbage along Belizeís beaches has dominated news of late, with many people wanting to take action.
Posted on 07. Nov, 2013 by grandbaymen.
Itís been reported that the city of Chetumal in Mexico has hosted a ceremony to renew and affirm the Sister Cities relationship they have with Belize City and San Pedro Town. For those living in Belize
Posted on 25. Oct, 2013 by grandbaymen.
Glamour has come to San Pedro Town, with the Kama Lounge hosting a High Street Fashion event for visitors and locals to enjoy.
Posted on 13. Sep, 2013 by grandbaymen.
Island life often feels a bit like a soap opera, but this week work began on the first-ever soap to be set in San Pedro town.† Technically speaking, it is a telenovela Ė the distinctive style of soap popular right across South America Ė and hopes are high that it can be successfully exported, helping [...]
Posted on 11. Sep, 2013 by grandbaymen.
A new branch of the National Fishermen Producers Cooperative Society is opening in San Pedro, and itís good news for fisherman and locals alike.† Since the CaribeŮa Producers Cooperative closed there have been few places to get really fresh fish in the area without waiting around at dawn for the boats to come in.† Now [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2013 by grandbaymen.
Following the fire that destroyed a large part of Ramonís Village Hotel last month, the people of San Pedro have been coming together to help in any way they can.† Thanks in part to their efforts, the resort is now up and running again and hopes to return to normal before long.† Its American owners [...]
Posted on 28. Aug, 2013 by grandbaymen.
Ambergris Caye is a Caribbean paradise isle administered by Belize. This island of flat coral sand is some 25-miles in length and is the most southerly part of the Yucatan Peninsula. It has the expected warm Caribbean climate but does benefit from refreshing and cooling sea breezes. To the east the island is protected by a coral reef that runs for 185 miles along the Belize coastline.
Posted on 24. Jan, 2013 by Valeria Espinoza.
Ambergris Caye is a small island made by the Mayan people around 1,500 years ago in an effort to create alternate routes for their trading vessels. Visitors from the North sometimes refer to it as “La Isla Bonita” because there are few other cultural references available to capture the natural and cultural wonders of the most popular tourist location in Belize
Posted on 03. Jan, 2013 by Valeria Espinoza.
Pack up your flip flops, bathing suite and floppy hats, and head down to the tropical paradise that truly offers ocean adventure, relaxation and a lively nightlife without the usual rowdy tourist crowds. San Pedro Town, on the island Ambergris Caye, is still a quaint Caribbean paradise with all the activities, amenities and conveniences usually found in larger resort destinations.
Posted on 13. Nov, 2012 by Valeria Espinoza.
Along with being one of the most popular vacation destinations in Central America, Ambergris Caye is also rapidly gaining popularity as a permanent residence for many individuals from around the world. There are hundreds of reasons to choose this beautiful island as a new home, but here are the top eight.
Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by Mike Cobb.
There are many outstanding reasons to consider San Pedro Belize condos†when looking for condos in Central America. Belize is the only country in Central America that has chosen English as its primary language. Aside from the wonderful citizens of Belize and their peaceful nation, the breathtaking scenery, protected rain forests and 386 km of coastline [...]
Posted on 24. Sep, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
San Pedro’s delightful 30th Independence Day Parade, held on September 21st, managed to exceed both my pre-conceptions and expectations. Local parades held on this island are always vibrant, fun, and raucous. But this year was exceptional. The weather was clear… The September heat oppressive… But the pride, joy, and enthusiasm of the Belizean citizens were [...]
Posted on 27. Jun, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
Itís hard to imagine a better way to experience the Ambergris Caye lifestyle than visiting during the Lobster Fest! †So, for the second year, we coordinated our June Grand Baymen Chill Weekend with the Lobster Fest block party.† And, once again, a good time was had by all. During a normal Chill Weekend we take [...]
Posted on 11. Jun, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
Kayaking is one of those sports that are a real delight, when you live on Ambergris Caye.† I highly recommend it.† You donít have to buy a kayak.† Itís easy to rent a kayak for one person, or two, from several locations on the east side of the island.† You can rent for an [...]
Posted on 08. Jun, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
Trip Advisor has published their lists for 2011 Traveler’s Choice Awards. †San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, once again made the top 25 destinations in Central and South America. Machu Pichu, Peru, came in at #1. †This was not a vote for island. †It lumped us in with all Central and South American destinations. †So even making [...]
Posted on 21. May, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
If youíre lucky, when you next visit Ambergris Caye you may catch a glimpse of Brandi, the Isla Bonitaís local mermaid. †Such was our luck when we attended the latest Saga Society cook off in San Pedro. Saga Society is our local Humane Society.† Every month this outstanding non-profit organization holds a cook off to [...]
Posted on 16. May, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
A major reason most expatsí fitness improves when they move to Ambergris Caye is that walking is a way of life here.† Thatís partly because itís a pleasure to walk here.† But, realistically, itís also the least expensive, easiest way to get around town, as long as you live near San Pedro Town center.† (That [...]
Posted on 13. May, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
People often ask me when is a good time to visit Ambergris Caye.† One of my favorite events is the Lobster Fest, which takes place in late June.† Lobster season opens on June 15.† Festivities†start soon after.† This year the Lobster Fest Week will be June 19th -25th.†† A week of lobster related celebrations culminates [...]
Posted on 11. May, 2011 by Valeria Espinoza.
Our favorite pastime on Ambergris Caye is a combined catamaran and snorkeling day trip.† I explained why in the last post. †† Now itís time to tell you about the two different catamaran snorkeling trips we took during April of 2011.† First, let me point out that the water temperature of the Caribbean Sea, here [...]