Navigating San Pedro Town
Driving in downtown San Pedro can be both fun and challenging. The streets are narrow and mostly without sidewalks. Front Street has a sidewalk on the east side, it runs one way north. When driving on front street, beware of taxi stand areas which are marked no parking zones. Next comes Middle Street which runs one way south at the corner of Caribeña Street (it turns two ways heading north). Lastly, Back Street which has a sidewalk on the east side and offers two way traffic.
With the school and rush hour, you will find additional traffic police and detours around town to help keep the flow moving smoothly in all directions.
Ambergris Caye Traffic Regulations
As far as driving on Ambergris Caye, these road rules promoted by the Belize Tourism Industry Association and the San Pedro Town Council will help you stay safe and avoid tickets.
- Drivers must hold a valid license and be 18 years old.
- No drinking and driving.
- No parking in front of red curbs.
- No excess passengers.
- Observe speed limits.
- Use hand signals when turning.
- Lock cart when parked.
Staying Safe In San Pedro
Generally it’s safe in San Pedro Town and on Ambergris Caye island, however its wise to always be aware of your surroundings at night. Do not bring out more than you need in the way of credit cards and cash and leave your fancy jewelry in your hotel room safe.
Make sure you have your cart number, license plate and the cart rental phone number documented just in case you need it.
Also, remember to check your gas occasionally. While golf carts get great mileage, you do not want to run out somewhere like Secret Beach or after the gas stations are closed.
Caribeña Ltd. lagoon side gas station in town – Mon – Sat 6:00 am to 6:00 pm Sun 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
South of town, Caribeña Fuels gas station corner of sea grape drive and Blake Street Mon to Sat Sat 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Sun 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
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You can also find other useful posts to help in planning your Belize vacation on our travel blog.