About Belize

Map of Belize

Map of Belize

Whether it is lush tropical rainforest or white sand, palm tree islands and a spectacular 174 mile long barrier reef, Belize has something for everyone.  Being the only official English-speaking country in Central America formerly known as British Honduras, Belize gained independence from Britain on September 27, 1981. Bordering Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the south with the Caribbean Sea on the east, Belize considers itself more “Caribbean” than “Latin”, and it is even a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and not a member of the Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).

Belize’s mainland, with its Mayan Mountain Range, Tropical Rainforests, Mayan Ruins, spectacular waterfalls and various cave systems, gives visitors an adventurous time.

Located in the northern-most waters of the country, three-quarters of a mile west of the Belize Barrier Reef, is Ambergris Caye, the largest of  some 200 cayes located off the coast of  Belize.  The island is surrounded by prominent dive and snorkel sites, including the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley.d30_3452_small

Ambergris Caye’s motto of  ” No Shoe’s, No Shirt, No problem!” encourages visitors to kick off their shoes and just relax. At 36 miles long, the largest town on Ambergris Caye is San Pedro with a population of about 9,000.  Renowned for its barefoot lifestyle and island living appeal, the primary mode of transportation on the town’s cobblestone streets are golf carts or quick rides up the coast on its water taxi service.
On the far north tip of Ambergris Caye at a place called Mexico Rocks, the reef almost touches land. On the west lies the San Pedro Lagoon which is connected to the Caribbean Sea by a small saltwater river running east to west about two miles from the center of San Pedro town.
Just half a century ago San Pedro was a small fishing village. However, after Jacque Cousteau’s exploration of Belize’s Blue Hole, divers from all over the world started coming to Belize. With the song made famous by Madonna, La Isla Bonita,  describing the town of San Pedro, visitors come to enjoy sandy beaches, breathtaking waters and the unique hospitality of its inhabitants. With a present day population of approximately 9,000 in the town of San Pedro plus the island’s enchanting combination of mangrove forests, tropical Savannah’s, lagoons, and sparkling white beaches, it is no wonder that this island has become Belize’s most popular destination.

Contact Sundancer Properties

Pescador Drive (Middle Street)
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Belize

Phone: +(501) 226.4473
Cel: +(501) 610.1202
Fax: +(501) 226.4568