Ambergris Caye is located off the coast of Belize, running parallel to the barrier reef. Stay at a property outside the town of San Pedro and snorkel the clear blue waters to explore the rich marine life and coral gardens along the reef. On the south coast of the mainland, properties near villages such as Placencia and Hopkins are also ideal for relaxation and snorkelling. The lush jungle and waterfalls of nearby Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary can be easily explored. The lodges and hotels are almost all situated on the long beach leading up to Placencia village, which is lined with bars and restaurants.
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Ambergris Caye is the largest of the 200-plus cayes (islands) in Belize, with long smooth beaches and inviting blue seas. Its coastline is protected by a 190 mile long barrier reef, the second largest living coral reef in the world. It receives cooling tradewinds most of the year, which keeps the temperature down and the mosquitoes away. The only inhabited area is the fishing village of San Pedro and the island offers a variety of activities as well as a small Mayan ruin.
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