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Ambergris Caye
Travel Planning
Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye at a Glance

Ambergris Caye is an island paradise off the coast of Belize. This long and thin island doesn't have enough room for wide sandy beaches, but it does have the Belize Barrier Reef, the best coral reef in the western hemisphere.

Get ready for relaxed island living. Tropical drinks, golf carts, bicycles and ocean sunsets are a way of life here. Visitors can take boats out for diving just off shore, or travel to more remote areas. Stingrays and nurse sharks live in the dense weedy grasses that protect the coral reefs from sand. See these creatures underwater along with manatees and sea turtles. If you prefer not to get wet, take a class bottomed boat or a regular boat tour to meet the plants and the wildlife that call this area home.

What to Expect
High Season
December - May
Low Season
June - November
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Regional Airport San Pedro Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Belize does not require a tourist visa for visits under thirty days. Each tourist must present a passport with at least six months of validity remaining and one page for stamping. Expect to pay entrance and exit fees, which are often included in airline ticket prices. For more information about your specific requirements, contact the Embassy of Belize. American citizens can also visit the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Ferry Caye Caulker Water Taxi Association
      • Ferry Thunderboat Travels
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Belize's wet season runs from late May to November. Most tourists arrive on Ambergris Caye during the drier winter season.

      Safety Concerns Belize is a relatively safe place to visit. It's a good idea to leave your valuables in a hotel safe and only carry what you'll need for the day. Avoiding flashing cash or displaying your phone also reduces your risk. Travers should also follow local instructions regarding unsafe beaches.

      Health Concerns If you are traveling from a country with Yellow Fever, a vaccination is required to enter Belize. A malaria pill is also recommended for travel outside of Belize City. Speak with your doctor at least six weeks before your trip to to plan vaccinations and go over your concerns.