The ocean is extremely beautiful, right!? I am going to tell you how to go and what you can do there.
■ How to get to San Pedro
There are scheduled boats from Belize City, 12 times a day. And it takes about 60min-90min. Those boats usually stop by Caye Caulker, which is on the way to San Pedro and is also a popular island among tourists. Since people who go to Caye Caulker and San Pedro take the same boat, it was pretty crowded until it got to Caye Caulker.
I took a boat to go to San Pedro but there is another option.
There are 25 scheduled flights from Belize City daily. You can choose between Tropic airline and Maya Island airline.
If you go by plane, it takes only 15min-30min.
■ Time passes by slowly in San Pedro
San Pedro is a small island surrounded by the Caribbean ocean. People looked so relax everyday and I felt time passed by slowly there.
You can go diving, you can go to the beach, you can sleep at the hotel, you can drink from noon. You can do anything although there is nothing extra special except the beautiful ocean.haha
I like to go running so I often ran in the early morning and went diving after running. I also exproed in the island and sometimes drank from noon.
■ Ocean is super beautiful
If you love resort trips, I can really recommend for you to go to San Pedro. There is no
luxury hotel and there are many undeveloped places in San Pedro. Therefor, I thought the nature keeps it beautiful.
The water is so clear. And
I found the most beautiful basketball court in the world.
When I took this picture there were two boys playing basketball and that made the scene even better for taking pictures. It was really nice.
■ What are the good activities in San Pedro?
Since the ocean is very beautiful, going to the beach is a must. Also there are some diving shops.
A white diagonal on a red cloth, this is the diving flag. There are many dive sites!!
I dove at two different sites and hoped I had more time.
This is not really a good picture but you can see the sharks there. It was my first time to see wild sharks and it was one of the greatest experiences. They were friendly.
If you don't have a license you can enjoy snorkeling. I probably saw a tour advertisement for watching sharks by snorkeling.
You can also enjoy the beautiful ocean from the sky. If you take a charter flight, the staff will bring you to see the world heritage in Belize. There is the coastal area on the ocean and it is an outstanding natural system consisiting of the largest barrier reef in the northern hemisphere, offshore atolls, several hundred sand cays and so on.
Four to six people are required to take the charter flight but since I was traveling alone I had to pay the same price. The tour was about an hour tour and it was really expensive but for me it has highier value than its price. It was about 600 dollars or so.
People can't see the belly button of the earth without taking this flight, I thought it is so expensive but I can't go back to Japan without seeing that. So I didn't hesitate.haha
■ The belly button of the earth is the Blue Hole!
This is a must-see!! The belly button of the earth, Blue Hole!!
I went there all the way from Japan to see this and finally saw this amazing view. I was so happy to see this to achieve my travel goal.
I can't describe how beautiful Blue hole is. It is a perfect blue circle created by nature.
If you go to Belize, you definitely have to see this view. I actually wanted to try skydiving into Blue Hole but I could not make it due to the price. It is 5000 dollars for one dive. LOL
Of course, you can do skydiving at different places near the beach and it doesn't cost as much. It is about 300 dollars.
■ The best food in Belize is Ceviche
I would like to introduce some food I ate there. The best food for me was ceviche and I really want to you to eat Ceviche in San Pedro.
Ceviche is a food which has mixed onions, tomatoes and fresh fish or squid or shrimp (one of those) and lime juice. People eat that with chips. There is no food in Japan like ceviche . That was my first time to eat it and the taste was really, really, really good!
I ate it everyday.
This is squid ceviche. I tried some different ceviche and all of them tastes really good. But the No.1 taste for me was the shrimp one.
You can enjoy having dinner watching sunset like this.
There are other good food.
That is all about San Pedro and Belize. I hope you could enjoy and this article makes you want go there.
I finally finished writing about Mexico and I can move on to the next new country, Belize.
The article I wrote is about how to enjoy traveling in Mexico, starting from diving.
Now, I am going to write about Belize.
■ Do you know about Belize?
In Japan, most people don't know about Belize at all. When I told friends that I went to Belize, they reacted like "What is that?", "Where?", "Is that a country?".haha
Belize is the name of a country in Central America.
Belize is the country just next to Mexico. I went there after traveling in Mexico.
Of course it is easy to get to Belize by using a bus from Mexico but I went to Miami in America and then went to Belize for some reasons.
■ About Belize
The population of Belize is about 367 thausand (in 2016). This number is about just only 0.2% of the population of Japan.
And the area of land is about 22,970k㎡. This is about same size Shikoku that is smallest island in Japan.
I visitied Belize city and San Pedro this time.
■ Belize city
It took about 30 minutes to get to Belize City from Philip Goldson International Airport. My friend who works at the airport drove me there this time.The road on the way to Belize city is under construction and very rough.
Since I arrived in Belize City at noon, the first thing to do was to have lunch.
Fresh vegitables and fruits are very good.
Belize brand beer, BELIKIN was also really good! Drinking beer from daytime is especially good!
This is a bar. There is a small space next to this bar and food stands are set-up on this space at night. The river is not clean and I did not expect that because this river is connected to the Caribbean ocean.
There is also a ship yard along this river, which is not on this picture though. People can move to San Pedro island or Caye Caulker island from there.
I went to San Pedro at this time and I will write about that later.
This is the food I ate every morning when I was in Belize City. It is call fried Jack. You can recognize egg and meat. But the other one that looks like a banana?
This is food that flower doltier is flied. And the taste was so good.
■ Belize Zoo
Actually there are not really many things to do in the city so I went to Belize zoo.
There is bus station and you can get to the zoo in about an hour.
There are few cars running. It seems like if you miss a bus, you have to wait for the next bus forever.haha
The weather was not really good and sometimes there was a sudden shower.
The entrance of the zoo is like this. The enter fee is different between Belize natonal and foreigner and the fee for foreigner is higher.
Mabye you think there are few people in this zoo but actually, there are many tourism.
Unfortunately I could not take many pictures due to heavy rain.
But there are many animals I have never seen before so it was good for me. And the atmosphere of this zoo is very different from Janap's. It is more like a jungle.
Now,I am going to write about Playa Del Carmen, a city is one hour away to the south from Cancun. In the city beside the beautiful ocean, relaxing time passes there. I hope I can describe to you Playa Del Carmen by using a lot of pictures!