Sun, sand, and Mojitos.

So here I am, at San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, sitting in the bar and sipping a Mojito, as suggested by Tom at The Palladium Traveler. There is so much ice in my drink that I would say it’s almost non alcoholic, but it is very refreshing after our couple of hours’ walk around the town this morning.


San Pedro is not a smart resort by any stretch of the imagination, but it is quite fascinating nevertheless. The roads in the town are sort of paved, but when you start to get past the main shopping area into the local residential area, they become just dirt and sand. Sidewalks are few and far between, and you really have to watch out for flying golf carts and bicycles. I thought you might enjoy a free guided tour, and did this slide show, so that you can wander around without enduring the heat of the sun, or getting your feet dirty, although I’m sure that some of you are now going to comment that you would give your right arm for a bit of sand, heat and sunshine.

Tomorrow we are going on a tour to Lamanai, which means, ‘submerged crocodile’. After our flight to Tower Hill, there will be a boat trip down the river and through the mangroves, and I’m sure we’ll get some great photos. We are promised exotic birds, monkeys, iguanas and bats. We then go to the ancient Mayan ruins at Xunantunich and will be able to climb to the top of the largest pyramid, El Castillo.Β  Sounds really exciting, and I can hardly wait.

87 comments on “Sun, sand, and Mojitos.

  1. Wow it sounds so much like Roatan, Honduras! I am only 3.5 hours away from you via ferry! I discovered today that Belize and Roatan share the same reef too. I bet you would love it here!!!!

    • There is also much poverty here, NIcole, but the people also look quite happy and content with their lot. We can learn much from them, even if it’s just to be grateful for what we have. πŸ™‚

  2. Well THANK YOU for my FREE tour!!! People REALLY DO YOGA on the bow of there boats??? WOW!!! LOL I guess I am a LAZY BORING GIRL!!! Can’t wait to see the next one!!!

  3. Restful little spot you found to have a mojito. I’m sure it’s a burden and BIG sacrifice for you to have to sit there. hahaha Actually, it’s making me long for February when we will be off on the high seas. Have fun …. !!!
    p.s. You can order a mojito for me ….

    • Thanks, Paula. I also love my hat. I’ve had it for over 10 years, and it’s been everywhere with me. It says ‘Mean Season’ on the front, and it’s certainly been through a lot with me. πŸ™‚

  4. Oh man!!!
    Loved the Art Deco building – other than Gothic, that’s my fav style of architecture.
    Enjoy the tour tomorrow AD – I’m looking forward to the pics – the Mayans have always fascinated me…

    • Thanks so much. The tour was fantastic, but I’m really falling behind with my log friends. 😦 I’ll post some pics as soon as I’ve sorted them.

  5. If you catch some shots of crocodiles, you could perhaps compete with Phil’s alligators? It looks like you’re having a wonderful time. Nice break after all that remodel stuff!

    • Yes, it is a very welcome break. I don’t think anyone could hope to compete with Phil, when it comes to his alligators, but I do have a few croc photos to share. πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for the great slideshow, and the attempt to keep those of us in frigid zones from being too jealous. Hope the rest of your trip is equally picturesque and sunny! πŸ˜‰

  7. Thank you for the tour, AD. I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s photo’s. Perhaps you can do the Mayans as a separate post so we can see more! πŸ™‚

  8. I drink Mojitos anywhere … a fantastic cocktail – best one I ever had .. was in Belfast 6 weeks ago. When I think about it … I start droll.
    What a fantastic place you’re at …. Colorful and vibrant in its buildnings. I wish you a fantastic holiday … delight yourself.

  9. Fabulous pictures Sylvia and you’re right, a bit of warm sunshine and a Mojito on the beach as you’re sitting there would be very nice indeed. Your trip tomorrow sounds brilliant. I will look forward to the photos. πŸ™‚

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