San Pedro Town is located in the south part of Ambergris Caye in Northern Belize. It is twenty-five miles long and parallels Belize’s Barrier Reef. The town is made up of white sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea. Coconut palms sway in the cool sea breeze, which makes it the ideal location for tourists to escape to. The island consists of quite a few luxurious hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs and family activities (inland and water activities). Being the most developed island in Belize, there are plenty of restaurants and bars to keep you entertained. Here are a few to add to your list:
Food and Entertainment options in San Pedro:
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant and Bar
Jambel Jerk Pit Restaurant, located at SunBreeze Suites offers a fusion of Belize’s signature flavours with the perfect blend of Jamaican Cuisine. Carefully selected species are utilized which are sure to tantalize your taste, while the exceptional aroma awakes you! Experience the Caribbean dining in an open door atmosphere overlooking the calm blue waters of the sea.
Located at Ramon’s Village Resort you can enjoy local seafood and other international dishes.
O Restaurant, located at Las Terrazas Resort is a local island favorite for its fusion of international, Caribbean and Central American cuisine.
Belize’s very first shipping containers converted into top tasting bistros where customers have the options of enjoying the cool Caribbean Sea breeze on the dock overlooking the lagoon, eating/drinking in the beer garden or simply relaxing in the ‘tree pit’. The Truck Stop is the perfect setting for friends and family to indulge in local food and drinks as well as enjoying the many activities offered such as Family Feud Game Nights, Movie Nights, etc.
Several different organic products made from chocolate and cacao beans. They also offer a 30 – 45 mins class so you have the opportunity to learn how the Belize Chocolate Company makes their chocolates. An entire boutique full of variety, including vegan and gluten free options. A few products included are: brownie mix, cacao beans, organic cocoa butter, chocolates
Restaurant located on the beach front of SunBreeze Hotel, Tuesdays/Thursdays sushi; open air restaurant on a beachfront property; dishes include Asian and Caribbean flavors.
A secluded island located on the northwest part of San Pedro, where you have access to clear blue waters. The beach is accessible by water via boat; however, the best option would be by golf cart. A few restaurants and bars can be found at Secret Beach allowing you to enjoy a fresh meal along with a refreshing beverage while lounging in the chairs enjoying the view. Other activities include paddle boarding and kayaking.
Night life (Thursday – Saturday) located in the heart of San Pedro Town across from the central beachside park, enjoy a night of dancing, partying and creating a lot of memories with friends. If you ask any local where to be on a Friday or Saturday night, they would tell you Jaguar’s Temple Night Club as it is one of the best nightclubs on the island.
One of the most famous restaurants on the island, Elvi’s Kitchen, offers its customers a range of mouthwatering entrees to delight in. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, steak, burgers, ceviche, tacos or Belizean flavored dishes, you can find it all here. Evli’s Kitchen continuously excels in food and service. They also have live music every night along with Caribbean Night on Thursdays and Mexican Night on Saturdays.
Enjoy delicious breakfast at one of the most popular breakfast diners at San Pedro. Located on the beach, Estel’s is the ideal setting to have brunch with family and friends. There’s a variety of breakfast options to choose from and breakfast is also served all day. You also get to enjoy some live music while eating.
A nice stop if you want to do wine tastings or simply purchase a bottle of your favorite wine. Wine de Vine offers a variety of cheese, meats, and other gourmet food from around the world. Here you can find an assortment of wines including red, white, sparkling, rose, port, etc.
The Chicken Drop at Wahoo’s Lounge, located in the center of town, is one of the most popular events here at San Pedro. The way it works is you buy a ticket for $1 and there’s a number board from 1 – 100, a chicken is then brought out, and you bet on a spot where you hope the chicken will poop. If it lands on the number you betted, you win $100BZD.
Looking for a place where you can unwind, enjoy a good book, finish up on some work or simply enjoy a cup of coffee? Look no further. Although there’s no well-known franchise, you can certainly find some of the best cafés on the island, including Lavish Habit Cafe, Rum + Bean, The Coffee Bar, etc.
There’s no doubt that San Pedro Town is the place to be for fun, dancing, and plenty of local drinks and tropical cocktails at any time of the day. You will find quite a number of bars by the beach that holds an exciting and welcoming environment. Live music can mostly be found at any bar you step foot into which makes bar hopping even more enjoyable. A few popular bars to check out include: Palapa Bar, Crocs Sunset Sports Bar, Fido’s, Wayo’s Beernet, Wahoo’s Lounge, and many more.
At Crazy Canucks Beach Bar you can find some fun and excitement on Tuesday nights with the Hermit Crab Race. Get in on the action by betting on your favorite crab and watch him race his way to the finish line for a chance to win you bar tabs and other fun prizes. The best part is it’s all for charity. The atmosphere at Crazy Canucks is filled with entertainment including live music, BINGO nights, Trivia nights and so much more!
Explore Belize’s cuisine on a local food tour. There is a lunch tour and a dinner tour that takes you on a culinary adventure around San Pedro. Discover the islands culture and history through food.
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Written by Vivian Lizarraga