Caye Ambergris is the largest island of Belize and is located northeast of the country, in the Caribbean Sea. It was once a part of the Yucatan Peninsula and it is believed that the Mayans
occupied the area over 1500 years ago and dug a narrow channel to separate Ambergris Caye from Mexico.Big parts of Caye Ambergris have not been modified by man, and are a nice contrast to
many tourism-exploited islands filled with resorts, shopping malls and luxury.
The simple elegance of Caye Ambergris is the sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, small colorfully painted wooden houses and palapas, and the magic is fulfilled by its laid-back people,
open-aired bars, fresh sea-food and Carribean live music. The color of the sea is beyond description and the water is warm all year round, averaging about 82 degrees.
The weather is mostly sunny but with a fresh breeze and an average temperature of 78 F (25.8 C). With its relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty it is an authentic Caribbean island
and was voted “Best Island in the World 2013” by Trip Advisors Travelers Choice Awards.
San Pedro, the only town on the island, is getting famous as the dive and water sports capital of Belize and Central America.
The calm crystal-blue waters are protected by a 185 miles long barrier reef (the second largest in the world) and the cayes (pronounced keys) are islands that are located between
the mainland and the barrier reef. The reef and its islands have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.
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