The days to go out partying, especially on weekends, are back in San Pedro Town, Belize. After extended time off because of the pandemic, the nightlife is once again vibrant on the island. You’ll recognize a few favorites and maybe even new ones that have now opened their doors to enthusiastic revelers.
Dance downtown with a pioneer
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While some places did not reopen, the iconic Jaguars Temple is back, renovated, and attracting large crowds on weekends. The famous nightclub on Barrier Reef Drive across from Central Park has always been a favorite for party-goers. People begin to make their way there after 10 pm where partying usually starts Thursday through Saturday every week and depending on the event inside the club, the entrance fee can vary. Inside Jaguars, revelers can access two dance floors, the second being on the second floor. There are also VIP areas, which for an additional fee can be accessed with exclusivity guaranteed.
Shimmy your way south
Dance over the water at The O’l Tackle Box right on a pier south of Central Park. This club is popular on Wednesdays for hosting ‘Ladies Night.’ With a restaurant attached, patrons can come ready for dinner, relax a bit, and patiently await the transition to a dancefloor once the in-house DJ starts.
Dance on top of San Pedro
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Located on the roof of San Cas Plaza across from the Tropic Air terminal, Sunset Lounge is another addition to the San Pedro nightlife. It’s a favorite spot with not only locals but tourists alike. Not to mention, it’s the place where you can celebrate a birthday, enjoy some privacy with your friends in a lounge area and make use of your dancing shoes to the beats of the house DJ. It should be noted that there is no elevator to reach the rooftop. So, get ready to climb a good set of stairs. However, it’s all worth it.
All images courtesy Dion Vansen.
And because after a night of dancing, one must eat, late-night eats have returned too. If after a good night of partying you are in the mood for something easy but indulgent, head to Central Park for a quick bite. Outside, food vendors set up carts and tented tables to wait for the clubs to close (and its hungry patrons). Chances are slim to none to find food elsewhere at that hour, but you can pick from hot dogs, burgers, burritos, rice and beans, and even barbeque on weekends.
All in all, this is just a starting guide on where to go ‘clubbing’ on the island of San Pedro Town while in Belize. Besides not disappointing you, these options are all downtown which means you can practically walk from one to the next without the need to drive or take a cab. All these places close at 2 am and on certain occasions, like special events, they close later when an extension is granted by the respective authorities.