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A June 2010 trip to San Pedro by stvchin

Coconuts! Photo, San Pedro, Belize More Photos
Quote: This is my third trip to Belize, and my second to the city of San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye. I'm not just a tourist this time, but a guest of a resident, and this gave me a different perspective on San Pedro.

My Tips and Observations of San Pedro

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Coconuts! Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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I’ve been to Belize twice as a tourist, but not this time. This visit to Belize isn’t exactly for fun, sun, and diving this time. Instead, I went to San Pedro to help a longtime friend, who is currently a Belize resident. Here are a few tips and observations from my latest visit to San Pedro in Belize. Arriving into Philip Goldson International airport in Belize City (BZE,) all visitors are subject to customs inspections. My friend had asked me to purchase some Southern Comfort from the duty free at Dallas Fort-Worth Airport. Belizean customs ended up charging me customs because visitors are only allowed to bring in one bottle of alcohol. I had purchased a twin pack at DFW, so I was subje...Read More

Ms. Sara's Kitchen

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Restaurant | "A Good Coffehouse and Breakfast Joint"

Ms. Sara's Kitchen Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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Ms. Sara’s Kitchen is a small restaurant and café that’s also the local reseller for Caye Coffee. Ms. Sara’s Kitchen is located within the Exotic Caye Beach Resort, adjacent to Crazy Canuck’s Bar off Coconut Drive. It’s located behind the swimming pool to the resort, just off the beach. We entered off the Coconut drive entrance, through the front lobby to the tables outside on the beach. The lobby has a large rack with all sorts of different flavors and roasts of Caye Coffee, which is a local coffee roasted in San Pedro. You can purchase packages of Caye Coffee to take back with you. Plus, the packages are sealed so they will be allowed past customs.Paul, one of the owners of M...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2010

Ms. Sara's Kitchen
Coconut Drive
San Pedro, Belize
+501-624-8933

Roadkill Bar

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Attraction | "A Great Bar Where Locals Hang Out"

Roadkill Bar Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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The Roadkill Bar is an outdoor bar just off Coconut Drive, and across from Crazy Canucks, and one block from the beach. The Roadkill offers drinks only, no food, but it does have a nice sized stage for events. On Wednesday, they have karaoke nights, and Friday, they have Dennis Wolfe and The Usual Suspects playing on stage.The Roadkill is truly an outdoors bar. There is a covered bar area against a building, and a bunch of uncovered tables up against a railing separating the bar from Coconut Drive. I'm guessing the proximity to the road is why it's named the Roadkill bar. The floor is just sand, but a few of the customers thought it was a perfect dance floor while enjoying the tunes. The o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2010

Roadkill Bar
Coconut Drive
San Pedro, Belize

Manelly's Ice Cream

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Restaurant | "Some of the Best Handmade Ice Cream I've Ever Had!"

Manelly's Ice Cream Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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I’ve been craving some of Manelly’s coconut ice cream since my last visit, and I made it a point to visit Manelly’s on my current visit. Manelly’s is located in a humble, yet colorful little storefront on Barrier Reef Drive (aka Front Street,) just north of Central Park. When asked, locals always recommend Manelly’s ice cream, which has been in operation since 1985.Manelly’s is in a little storefront sandwiched between an internet café and a gift shop. Once inside, the shop offers a few booths for visitors to sit and enjoy their frozen treats and a few coin-op video games for the kids. The aromas inside Manelly’s are incredible. There is the obvious smell of waffle cones being made,...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 27, 2010

Manelly's Ice Cream
Barrier Reef Drive
San Pedro, Belize
+501-206-2286

Caliente Mexican/Caribbean Cuisine

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Restaurant | "A Good Beachside Restaurant for Peoplewatching"

Caliente Mexican/Caribbean Cuisine Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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Caliente’s is a Mexican and Caribbean themed restaurant located in Downtown San Pedro, attached to the Spindrift Hotel. Caliente’s is accessible via the beach or by walking through the lobby of the Spindrift Hotel. It’s adjacent to the Pier Lounge, which is home to the World Famous Chicken Drop, making Caliente’s a good place to eat before the chicken does his business.We entered via the beachside entrance and seated ourselves on a table by the deck, overlooking the beach. The interior of Caliente’s is air conditioned, but we wanted the view and the ocean breeze. Our waiter took our orders and we sat and gazed out over the beach as we waited for our food. The interior of Caliente’s is dec...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 27, 2010

Caliente Mexican/Caribbean Cuisine

San Pedro, Belize
+501-226-2170

BC's Beach Bar

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Restaurant | "The Belizean Version of Cheers"

BC's Beach Bar Photo, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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BC’s Beach Bar is an open bar under a pilapa right on the beach. It’s located just south of the downtown area and adjacent to the Blue Water Grill restaurant. BC’s is where locals and tourists alike hang out. The bar is a wooden pilapa with a square bar in the middle, and a small kitchen off to the side. They serve beer, cocktails, and some light snacks such as fries, nachos, and burgers. However, on Sundays they do break out the BBQ grills and have a Sunday Barbeque with ribs, chicken, fish, sausages, and all the trimmings. I arrived late on a Thursday evening and the bar was well packed with customers. A lot of them were sitting, taking in a drink and chatting with each other. A few othe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 26, 2010

BC's Beach Bar
Next To Sunbreeze Hotel
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Lobsterfest

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Attraction | "Lobsterfest - All-You-Can-Eat Lobster!"

Lobsterfest Photo, San Pedro, Belize
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If you love lobster, you can’t miss San Pedro's Lobsterfest. Lobsterfest is a celebration of the start of the lobster season here, and an opportunity for San Pedro to showcase its best side to visitors. Lobsterfest is a week long event, usually starting in mid June. This year, it started on Monday, June 14, and the finale was on Saturday, June 19, 2010. The first several days consist of smaller events, such as a cocktail party at a few of the local bars. I attended the finale, which started around 5 PM Saturday, June 19, and it's a huge block party centered around San Pedro’s Central Park. It featured booths from dozens of San Pedro’s local restaurants cooking up everything having anything to do wit...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 24, 2010

Lobsterfest
Central Park
San Pedro, Belize