Published: December, 2017
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San Pedro, Belize

Where the jungle meets the sea.
— Elizabeth Keville
  • More about your oliver guide:
  • Trip type: Family, Beach
  • Activity level: moderate
  • Ideal length of trip: 7-10 DAYS

to & from

Southwest Airlines: OAK-HOU-Belize City–easy peasy!
Inner island travel on Tropic Air from Maya Flats ( in Jungle) to San Pedro. A 30 min flight – gorgeous scenery.

Where to Stay

Where to Eat and Drink

What to Do

  • ATV cave tour/ highlight of entire trip! A must for kids and adults who love the thrill of adventure, are strong swimmers and like the dark! Truly felt like an episode of Survivor!
  • Mayan ruins - amazing history. Xunantunich (Stone Lady)
  • Snorkel or dive the Barrier Reef
  • Fishing at Victoria House. They will cook up your fresh catch for dinner.

inside scoop

  • You are traveling in a third world country - be mindful of your belongings.
  • Make dinner reservations during peak travel times and be prepared for some waiting while dining in San Pedro- service is on Island time.
  • Be aware the reef can get crowded with many snorkels and divers during peak travel times.
  • The Chicken Drop is a touristy, alcohol fueled event. I felt bad for the chicken!!


Looking to head further South and immerse yourself in a foodie tropical destination? Check out Gibson Thomas’ guide to Copal Tree Resort. 

San Pedro, Belize - Suggestions from the Oliver Community

  • Sabrina Eliasoph Says

    We absolutely LOVED our vacation in Belize. In San Pedro, staying at The Victoria House is the best choice. The resort is gorgeous and the food is wonderful, as is the service. We loved staying there.

    We did not love our meal at Wild Mangoes, but the food at El Fogon for lunch was incredible. Definitely a locals’ favorite, fresh and yummy.

    The Coral Day Spa in San Pedro is a tiny little shack, that sits out on the pier, where we had some of the best massages of our life. Highly recommend this place as an authentic spa experience.

    Getting out to Secret Beach is also really fun! It’s about 50 minutes form Victoria House in a golf cart. Once you arrive, we suggest Blue Bayou as the restaurant to plant yourself. Lots of fun picnic tables in the water and the kids had a blast on all the tubes, and the jet ski banana boat guys come around. It was a fun 1/2 day excursion.

    For snorkeling, we did Ho Chan, which was fun but we preferred the 2nd day of snorkeling out at Mexican Rocks. Felt like it was even more colorful and beautiful. Shark Ray Alley is VERY cool and we definitely swam with lots of tiger sharks.

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