Diamond Lodge is located just moments away from the heart of downtown of San Pedro, on the island of world famous “La Isla Bonita” Ambergris Caye, the largest island of Belize. Ambergris Caye rests in the northeast of the country, in the Caribbean Sea. From our shores, you can see the waves as they break across the hemispheres largest barrier reef, calling you to explore our beautiful crystalline waters.
To reach Ambergris Caye from Belize International Airport we recommend taking a short flight with our local airline partners Tropic Air. If you would like us to take care of this for you simply let us know your travel dates and times and we will do the rest. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Belize International Airport to the San Pedro Belize Express and take the water taxi from the mainland to the island. Once at San Pedro we will pick you up from your arrival point and transport you directly to Diamond Lodge where your vacation truly begins.
Unique in all of Central America, Belize is the only former British Colony and only English speaking country . Our small population is unbelievably diverse and includes, Mayan, Spanish, Mestizo, East Indian, Asian, European and of course, the Belizean Kreol.
Home to the longest Barrier Reef in the hemisphere, Belize is known for awe inspiring dive sites, including the Great Blue Hole and a wide variety of fishing types. Inland, the country has everything from savanna grassland to pine forests to rain forest and is home to many exotic species of animals, most notably the Keel Billed Toucan, the national bird , and the Jaguar.
This link will provide a good background on our amazing country and colorful history
San Pedro Town
Settled originally by refugees from the Mexican “Caste Wars” during the late 1840’s San Pedro began as a fishing village and is still a center for all types of fishing both commercial and recreational. The town was officially granted Township status on November 27th 1984 and today has a grown to a population of over 16,000 people.
A colorful collection of homes and businesses San Pedro is Belize’s major tourism center and is home to many restaurants, bars, hotels and guest houses. While the main mode of transportation on the narrow streets remains the “Belizeanized” Golf Cart, some vehicles have managed to make their way onto the Caye.
San Pedro is composed of four main streets; Front Street (now called Barrier Reef Drive), Middle Street (Pescador Drive), Back street and Back, Back street. The town is a great place to walk around, shop for arts and craft good and of course stop for a cool drink.
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