The best-known face of Belize is its white sand-fringed island known as Ambergris Caye… the one that Madonna dubbed “La Isla Bonita.”
This little outpost in the Caribbean, just offshore from mainland Belize, is also one of the friendliest spots on Earth.
Ambergris Caye is about 26 miles long and about 1 mile wide at its widest point. You get there from the mainland by puddle jumper (that is, little airplane) or water taxi.
The heart of Ambergris Caye, San Pedro, is a quirky, comfortable little beachside town with open-air bars and restaurants, art galleries, wine shops, bakeries—businesses, services, and amenities that have developed over the past 10 years, specifically as a result of the big North American presence.