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. Sounds really exciting, and I can hardly wait.
This looks like my kind of place: laid-back and unpretentious. Looks like you really enjoyed. Too bad about your almost-non-alcoholic mojito!! 🙂
Thanks, Cathy. Yes, we had a great time there, and the next time, I asked for less ice. 🙂
Good for you! 🙂
A perfect holiday shot! You and your Mojiti look gorgeous 🙂
Looks like I missed a LOT!
Thanks, Madhu. 🙂
You had me with the title of this post (and kept me with the rest of those pics…looks like such beautiful fun!)
Glad you enjoyed. Yes, one’s post titles are quite important. Maybe I should put a cocktail in all of mine:?
A fine idea! (Cheers!)
I wish I was there 😦 Looks like a very interesting place AD, looking forward to your next lot of photos.
Yes, there’s lots to see here, optie. More photos coming up today. 🙂
Christmas decorations stay up here till April!! Adds to Snow fun holidays!!
That sounds like a very good idea. Does the snow stick around until April too? 🙂
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. 🙂
That mojito looks REALLY good. 😉 Enjoy your trip!
Thanks, Ruth. We’ve had a great tour, and now I’m ready for another Mojito. 🙂
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Thanks so much for thinking of me, Ute. 🙂
I hope you’re going to pay the night club a visit 😉
I don’t think they would want old people there. 😀
Sigh…just fantastic……Feel that warm breeze for me!!
I will, Suzanne. 🙂
Sounds like you are having a fabulous time. Enjoy!
Thanks so much, Susan. 🙂
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!!!
You’re welcome, Jasmine. It would appear so. 🙂
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 ….
Yes, it’s not a bad life, Izzy. I’ll definitely order a Mojito for you, and in your absence, I suppose I’ll have to drink it myself. 😆
bottom’s up …. ~~~~ : – )
That looks wonderful, ad 🙂
Thanks, Hopestar. 🙂 Hugs and have a great weekend. 🙂
So colourful. Love it.
I think you would find lots to paint here. 🙂
You know how to live, girl! Love your hat 🙂
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. 🙂
Oh dear why don’t you call me too 🙂 This is wonderful, Thank you, have a nice weekend, love, nia
Thanks, so much, Nia. Sorry you missed out on the Mojitos. 🙂
i am loving your trip Sylvia, terrific photos of San Pedro, keep enjoying it all!
Thanks so much, Christine. 🙂
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.
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. 🙂
Sylvia – Next round, mojitos not golf, tell the barkeep to go heavy on the rum. Nice colorful shots of laid-back San Pedro.
Hahaha. This barkeeper does his own thing, Tom. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the San Pedro pics.
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! 😉
Thanks so much, Paula. Glad you enjoyed the pics. 🙂
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! 🙂
You’re welcome, adee. I think I’ll have to split the tour into at east a couple of posts, to do it justice.
Like that night club’s zebra art.
It is rather striping, I mean striking, isn’t it? 😀
What a rough life you lead Sylvia…
I know, but someone has to make the sacrifices.:)
looks like you’re really having an exciting day out there… colorful photos and looking forward to lots more 🙂
Thanks so much, Elizz. 🙂
Enjoy AD 😀
Thanks, Chris. 🙂
Beautiful surroundings for a mojito under a palm tree.
Sure is. 😉
Looking forward to more fantastic photos! Enjoy your holiday! I’m not saying I’m not jealous…
Thanks so much. 🙂
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.
Thanks so much, Viveka. There is so much to see here. 🙂
You just delight yourself … and drink so many Mojitos … you can. That’s what I would have done.
Thank you for the guided tour – I poured myself a Mojito (with less ice) and had a lovely wander around with you 😀
More of the good stuff and less ice is good, Dianne. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed
Fantastic photos, and I just love the local night club. 🙂
Thanks magsx2. I wonder what the nightclub is like inside. Maybe all stripey too. 🙂
I have the sun and the sand, but have a gin & tonic instead. A toast to you. Sounds like a fun, laid back, my kind of trip.
Thanks, Lynne. It is a fun outing to be sure. 🙂
How envious am I!
Hugs to you, Dallas. 😉
Can’t wait for your next instalment!
Thanks, Sueann. 🙂
my! i wonder if they need more zebra art for the nightclub!!!!
your mojito sounds wonderful! i don’t have rum, but i have mint growinjg outside.. and i have lemons.. and i have tequila……
Hahaha……..I think they’re all zebra’d out. 🙂 Tequila should pack quite a punch.
Thank you for the tour! Very fun post!
So glad you enjoyed the tour, Naomi. 🙂
I always do, ad!
I loved Lamanai! Lush and mysterious!!!
Now I really can’t wait to get there, Rebecca. 😀
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. 🙂
Thanks so much, Adrian. 🙂
I am green with envy, cold here and rainy….love the colorful fence of the nursery school….have fun…
Thanks, annie. Hope your weather brightens up soon. xx