Saturday, May 25, 2024

Ambergris Caye

Massive crowds arrive on Ambergris Caye for Easter weekend

Easter 2022 is here, and throughout Holy Thursday, April 14th, hundreds of persons have traveled to Belize’s most popular islands, Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. Water taxi boats arrived from the mainland to San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, packed with tourists and Belizeans. The influx of visitors is expected to increase throughout the weekend.

Redistricting process begins; What’s in it for Belize Rural South?

The process for possible redistricting in Belize has started and is to conclude before the end of 2023. A task force appointed by the Elections and Boundaries Commission will submit its recommendations to Parliament, potentially bringing changes to the different constituencies. San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, and Caye Caulker are under the third largest electoral division - Belize Rural South (BRS). As per local authorities, redistricting could bring changes. Still, it's too early to know how this exercise could modify the islands' constituency.

Prime Minister sees the possibility to connect Ambergris Caye with Mexico

Following Prime Minister John Briceño's state visit to Mexico last month, the idea to connect northern Ambergris Caye with the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula via a bridge was one of the proposed projects discussed. Mexico is currently working on a 948-mile intercity railway system dubbed 'Tren Maya,' beginning from Palenque, Chiapas traveling northeast to Quintana Roo and Yucatan near Belize. The aim is to connect tourist destinations in the said region by offering access to pristine destinations and even hop across the border into Belize.

Ambergris Caye not exempt from ‘No Movement’ Sunday

As part of the Statutory Instrument (SI) No. 106, this Sunday, September 26th and October 3rd, free movement across the country will be restricted, including San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Hopkins, and Placencia, which are exempt from the countrywide 7PM curfew. The only movement allowed will be for essential services. The government has resorted to this measure to contain the increase in COVID-19 cases all over Belize.

9PM curfew to remain at Belize’s top tourism destinations

Ambergris Caye, Caye Caulker, Placencia, and Hopkins villages were spared the countrywide 7PM curfew as part of new regulations that go into effect on Monday, September 20th for two weeks. The exception means their curfew will remain from 9PM to 4AM. Another exception benefiting these key tourism areas is that restaurants will be allowed to accommodate up to 75% of their seating capacity.

Tour operator explains Ambergris Caye is a diver’s haven despite rare shark incident

Despite reports of a rare shark incident on Saturday, July 3rd, off Ambergris Caye, scuba diving continues to be a safe and enjoyable activity when visiting the island. This unfortunate incident, which can happen in any part of the world, is considered very unusual for these sites off the island that is frequented by diving tours.

Three Perfect Three Days in Belize through the eyes of travel writer Ali Wunderman

Next time you fly with United Airlines, do not forget to check out the recent publication of their in-flight magazine, Hemispheres featuring Belize. The Jewel was chosen for the ‘Three Perfect Days’ article written by none other than well-known travel writer and Belize’s greatest fan Ali Wunderman. The review highlights Ambergris Caye, the Cayo District, and Placencia in southern Belize.

A year of COVID-19 on Ambergris Caye; then and now

A year ago San Pedro Town was the first in the country of Belize to report a COVID-19 case. A year later, countrywide 12,410 people have tested positive with 316 deaths. Of late numbers have dropped significantly and the health of the country and our tourism is on the rebound.