The Most Popular Overwater Bars in San Pedro, Belize

by Dion Vansen

Here is a quick guide to some of the most popular overwater bars in San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, off the northeast coast of Belize. One of the most recommended activities on Ambergris Caye is bar hopping. Although there are many places to explore, this time we’ll only focus on the overwater bars and restaurants. So, fasten your seatbelts, and get ready for a sneak peek at each of these waterholes erected over the Caribbean Sea in the heart of San Pedro.

Palapa Bar & Grill

Your first stop at the Boca del Rio stretch will be the well-known Palapa Bar and Grill. Many locals and tourists prefer Palapa because it is the only waterhole from which food and drinks can be enjoyed while swimming. Its family and lively atmosphere make Palapa the first option for many bar-goers when in the Boca del Rio area.

Losers Bar and Grill

Heading north along the Boca del Rio strip and hop on to Losers Bar & Grill to enjoy local food and deals on local drinks. This bar also offers a wide view of the barrier reef from its overwater deck. Another reason you will want to head over to Losers is because of their live entertainment featuring bands and popular island DJs. 

Ugly Duck Sports Bar and Grill


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Next up is Ugly Duck, an intimate joint where you can enjoy that anticipated game on their large screens. It is also an ideal place to take it easy and either have a snack or just a refreshing drink to continue enjoying your day or evening. 

Hurricanes Ceviche Bar and Grill

Located on top of a pier on the popular Boca del Rio beach, this is your obligation for that signature conch, shrimp, or lobster ceviche. Hurricanes Ceviche Bar’s open dining hall offers amazing views of the Caribbean plus areas to lounge under the sun. Note that conch and lobster are seasonal, however, Hurricanes also have a full menu with other items if you would like something besides ceviche.

 Wayo’s Beach Bar


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This is one of the most popular bars over the water in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Its weekly roster of events including DJs, musicians, and special events on weekends makes Wayo’s a long-term favorite bar for all ages. It is the last overwater bar in the Boca del Rio stretch offering the ultimate dose of fine service, food, drink specials, and entertainment.

The O’l Tackle Box Bar and Grill 

Your first stop will begin in downtown San Pedro on Barrier Reef Drive where the first overwater bar, The O’l Tackle Box Bar and Grill is located. It is a favorite place for daily specials on seafood, and drinks. This over-the-water joint is also the place to go on Wednesdays for the weekly ladies’ night in town.

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