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La Isla Bonita!

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A September 2007 trip to San Pedro by stvchin

Spindrift Hotel Photo, Ambergris Caye, Belize More Photos
Quote: My trip to San Pedro, Belize during hurricane season in September 2007.

Spindrift Hotel

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Hotel | "Spindrift Resort Hotel"

Spindrift Hotel Photo, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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The Spindrift Resort Hotel is located on Barrier Reef Drive (aka Front Street) in San Pedro just south of the Park. It's the blockish looking pink building on the beach side of the street.There is no curb appeal, and the main office/check-in area fits two people uncomfortably. I received my key to room 17 and my rate of $25 USD per night. Room 17 is actually on the 3rd floor and has an excellent beach view. I was able to peer into other rooms which were being cleaned at the time, and noticed the Spindrift also has 2 bedroom "apartments" with full kitchens for people staying longer.My room itself was quite unimpressive. A big concrete square with a bed, dresser, TV, and bathroom. Th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2007

Spindrift Hotel
San Pedro
Ambergris Caye, Belize
+501-226-2174

Manelly's Homemade Ice Cream

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Manelly's Home-Made Ice Cream Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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I asked a few locals about where to go in San Pedro for dessert. I was referred to Manelly’s Homemade Ice Cream more than once. I recall passing by the outside of Manelly’s a few times before and always seeing it fully packed.Manelly’s is located on the beach side of Barrier Reef Drive, just north of the Catholic church by the Park. Their white, pink, and florescent green storefront is next to Cocos.net Internet Café. It might be hard to spot since a few letters have fallen off the name on the sign. I walked past a few people leaving with their ice cream and into Manelly’s. There’s a few booths in front, an ice cream counter in the back, a few old coin-op video games, and a big screen televisi...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2007

El Pilon

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Ham & cheese Cuban sandwich Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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El Pilon is a Cuban restaurant located in an odd fiberglass dome shaped building on Barrier Reef (Front Street) directly across from the Park. The sign in front advertising Cuban sandwiches peaked my interest since I’ve never had Cuban food before.When I entered El Pilon through the front sliding glass door, I was greeted by a friendly waiter. He let me sit myself among any of the open tables. There are six tables in the restaurant, seating about 16-20 people total. The interior is quite small, given the confines of the fiberglass dome structure. The decor was very minimal, with a few menu boards, posters of Cuban street scenes, and an interesting juice menu plastered on the front wall. T...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2007

Cannibal's

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Breakfast at Cannibal's Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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Cannibal's motto is: "We'd love to have you for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!" Cannibal's is located under a beachside Palapa (thatch roof structure) just off Barrier Reef Drive and Black Coral Street.I like Cannibal's because the food is good, quite inexpensive, and they serve breakfast. Cannibal's is a bar and restaurant. The bar area is underneath a large pilapa and the restaurant tables are underneath a covered awning connecting the pilapa to the kitchen. Against the rear wall, there's a large mural of a cannibal watching over two explorers tied up and sitting in a large steaming cauldron. Heh.I arrived just before 8am and the restaurant was only half full. The waitress tol...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 6, 2007

Fido's Restaurant and Bar

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The food at Fido's Courtyard Photo, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Fido's Restaurant and Bar is housed under the largest Palapa (thatch roofed structure) in town, making it pretty darn easy to spot from the beach. Fido's is off Barrier Reef drive in San Pedro, just north of the Catholic Church building and Park.Fido's has a bar along one side, and restaurant tables facing the beach. We sat ourselves down at an empty table under the pilapa. The underside of the pilapa has all sorts of oddities hanging from it, from surfboards to a plastic figure of a shark eating a diver.Our waitress brought a menu and took our drink orders. Fido's has a fairly large menu, with a mix of Italian, Caribbean, and Mexican/Central American dishes. We chose a fajita beef...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 20, 2007

Pupusa Stand

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Freshly cooked pupusas! Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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I found an interesting roadside food stand along Pescador Drive (Middle Street) in San Pedro. It's located on the west side of the street in between Black Coral and Buccaneer Streets. There's no name on the building, but a few handwritten pieces of posterboard that say PUPUSAS!There were two ladies at portable flat grills in front of the building making what I originally thought were freshly grilled corn tortillas. I asked one of the ladies what that was and she said " pupusa." I watched them for a few moments and realized a pupusa is not just a corn tortilla, but they were stuffed with cheese, pork, beef, or whatever you'd like. I looked behind her towards the tables and saw plent...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 20, 2007