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Discover San Pedro

San Pedro is a town on the southern part of the island of Ambergris Caye. The town has a population of about 13,400 residents. San Pedro’s inhabitants are known as San Pedranos and most speak both Spanish and English fluently, as well as Creole. Average temperatures in the coastal regions range from 24 °C (75 °F) in January to 27 °C (80 °F) in July.

San Pedro History

The first permanent settlers of San Pedro arrived between 1848 and 1849. These probably consisted of the relatives of fishermen who had previously built fishing camps on the cayes and moved their families over to the safety of the island when the Santa Cruz Maya revolted. There were at first only four families, which were shortly joined by others from the area of Bacalar. The settlement soon grew to a village of about 30 houses and over 50 inhabitants. The settling of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye was typical of this general pattern. The refugees who came to live here had been farmers and fishermen in Yucatán, and continued these activities in San Pedro.

Things to Do in San Pedro, Belize

San Pedro offers all the amenities you will require during your stay including several grocery and convenience stores, fresh produce markets, liquor stores, banks and ATM cash machines. There are also barber shops, hair salons, clothing boutiques, video rental stores and a modern movie theatre. While on the Island, why not visit one of the many souvenir shops and browse handicrafts made by local artisans. Or take a break from the heat and enjoy an ice cream at one of the many stands in town.
Annual Holidays

  • New Year’s Day January
  • San Pedro Carnival February
  • Baron Bliss Day March 9
  • Good Friday March or April
  • Holy Saturday March or April
  • Easter Sunday March or April
  • Easter Monday March or April
  • Labour Day May 1
  • Commonwealth Day May 24
  • St. George’s Caye Day September 10
  • National Independence Day September 21
  • Columbus Day October 12
  • Garifuna Day November 19
  • Christmas Day December 25
  • Boxing Day December 26
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