Welcome to Ambergris Caye Island. Home of the famous San Pedro Town.
Ambergris Caye Island Belize can be reached either by plane or by water taxis or ferries. San Pedro Town is the island’s largest settlement and the island’s center for sailing, diving and reef explorations.
Ambergris Caye Island Belize, commonly referred to as the “Isla Bonita” (“’The Beautiful Island’), is Belize’s largest island being 25 miles long and a little over a mile wide.
THE BELIZE BARRIER REEF
The Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world right behind the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, offers great sites for snorkeling and diving, like the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the 124-meter-deep Great Blue Hole.
TRANSPORTATION ON THE ISLAND
To move around the island most people use golf carts as a means of transportation, even though bicycles and taxis are a good option as well to move around town.
Infrastructure continues to grow on the island. The road to the North Part of the Island has been paved and makes for a much nicer ride to the attractions in the mid part of the island as well as the most Northern part of the Island.
WEATHER IN BELIZE
The weather is consistently warm and humid year-round. The dry season
(Feb–May) is followed by months of heavy rainfall (Jun–Jan). The island can be affected by the Caribbean hurricane season (Jun–Nov).
The Average Annual Maximum Temperature is: 86° Fahrenheit (30.0° Celsius)
The Average Annual Minimum Temperature is: 71.6° Fahrenheit (22.0° Celsius)
COST OF LIVING
The cost of living is higher on the island than in other places in Belize, as most everything must be transported to the island, especially dried goods and imported food items, while locally produced goods like flour, sugar, fruits, etc. can be bought at reasonable prizes.
San Pedro offers a great variety of grocery stores, restaurants, nightclubs, coffee houses, live music, festivals, health clubs, yoga studios, and much more.
Eating locally produced items are always more economical than consuming imports.
Property taxes are relatively low, and due to the nice sea breezes on the island, A/Cs are mostly used at night, if at all, and there are no heating bills, so utility costs may be lower than in some other countries. Of course this is dependent on ones personal preference.
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we are looking at retirement there and coming next January to look around and see what area we want and prices.
would you be able to get me some info on condo rentals or apartments costs and other costs we should expect monthly when we retire?