San Pedro on Ambergris Caye is one of the most expensive places in Central America, and it’s more expensive than nearby Caye Caulker, but compared to many Caribbean islands it’s a bit of a bargain. Backpackers and other low budget travelers should probably head to Caye Caulker instead, though a few cheap and basic one-star hotels do exist in San Pedro city. Other hotels range from pleasant to resort villas, with prices to match.

The main activity seems to be relaxing, so if you don’t plan on renting boats or other water sports equipment then you can get by without spending a fortune here.

Food and drink isn’t as pricey as the high end Caribbean destinations, but it’s not exactly cheap either, unless you head to the simple restaurants where locals go. Belikin beer is fairly cheap most places, but mixed drinks and wine tend to be pricey.

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) prices


10 BZD = 4.95 USD

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) facts

Population 8,400
Metro area 15,000
Time zone UTC-6
Currency Belize dollar
Airports Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE)

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) hotel prices

Rating Price (USD)
18.00 - 42.00
66.00 - 145.00
85.00 - 166.00
201.00 - 312.00
211.00 - 389.00

Hotel seasons


San Pedro, and all of Belize, is on the Caribbean resort season schedule, which means the absolute peak time for everything is the winter holidays around Christmas. The normal high season lasts from mid January through April, though by the end of March the crowds start to thin out so deals are possible in April.

The low season is the rest of the year, and the lowest prices are during the rainy season from June through November. This can be a good time for fishing and also for scuba diving, so your money can go a long way if you come outside of the main high season.

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) hostel prices

Type Price (USD)
Hostel bed

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) attraction prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Snorkeling trip (3-hours) There are loads of companies ready to take visitors on similar 3-stop snorkeling adventures in the area, including all gear. high-end 54.46
low-end 24.75
Bike rental Plenty of local shops will rent you a basic bike for the day or by the hour. Prices will vary depending on the bike and the company you rent from. 3 hours 12.87
day 19.80

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) transportation prices USD

Water taxi from Belize City (one-way) 14.85
Water taxi from Belize City (roundtrip) 27.23
Golf cart rental (1 hour) 14.85

San Pedro (Ambergris Caye) food and drink prices USD

Food type   Price
Budget breakfast By far the cheapest options are at the places that cater to locals. 3.96 - 5.94
Budget lunch There are restaurants and bars that line the beach, open for lunch and dinner. 5.94 - 8.91
Budget dinner Local seafood can be pricey, but there are good deals around if you look, including at some beach places. 7.92 - 12.38
Beer (.33L) Belikin is the local Belize lager and it's served ice cold at nearly every bar and restaurant. 2.48 - 3.96

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Avg temps & precip


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The temperature data above is for Belize City, which is on the coast and about 40 miles away, so San Pedro is similar, though maybe a bit cooler by a degree or two. Still, as you can see, the temperature range doesn’t vary much from one month to the next, so really the main thing to know about here is the dry season vs. the rainy season.

This whole area is fairly dry from January through late May, and the rest of the year is considered the wet season. The island tends to get heavy rainfall in short bursts rather than steady drizzles all day, so it’s usually simple enough to take cover for an hour or so. Much of the rain falls overnight as well so it’s not really as bad as it might look, though it does get quite humid during summer so make sure you book a hotel with A/C if you want to sleep.

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