Ambergris Caye is a part of Belize therefore you will need to comply with the requirements needed to enter Belize. If you are a U.S. citizen a visa is not required but all visitors must have a valid passport. Visitors from countries other than the U.S. should check with the Belize Embassy nearest to you for current regulations pertaining to them. You may also want to contact the Belize Tourism Board at 1-800-624-0686.
Duty free importation is allowed for baggage accompanying passenger, wearing apparel, jewelry, binoculars and cameras. Each person is allowed to import one carton (200 only) of cigarettes and one bottle of alcoholic beverage, duty free.
The currency exchange in Belize is $2.00 Belize to $1.00 U.S. dollar. All businesses accept U.S. currency. Some smaller places don't accept credit cards so bring travelers checks or cash.
What to Wear
You are in the tropics so bring cool comfortable clothes - preferably cotton. Essentials include bathing suits, sandals and sturdy shoes for walking or hiking. After a day in the sun, the cool Caribbean evening breezes can feel quite chilly so bring a light long-sleeved shirt or jacket just in case. Sunglasses, a hat and tanning lotion are advisable as the sun reflecting off the white sand and clear water can be quite strong. Insect repellant is also recommended as you may get a nibble or two.
Taxi service is available to and from destinations in San Pedro Town, as far north as the river and as far south as Victoria House, the hotel furthest to the south of Ambergris Caye. Most hotels and resorts provide transportation for guests to and from the airstrip and boat docks. Taxi fare is charged according to the number of persons and how far you wanted to be transported. If you have a problem with a taxi driver or service be sure to let your hotel know and ask them to contact the president of the Taxi Association.
Ferry Service to the North of the Caye
Ferry boats provide scheduled transportation from San Pedro Town to destinations in the north and south for a reasonable fee. Make inquires at your hotels front desk.
Tip if you find the service good. Tipping can range from 10-15%.
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