The best way to get around Ambergris Caye is via two feet in a heartbeat!
Generally, the best way to get around in Ambergris Caye is to walk. It depends on where you are, too. Obviously, if you are two miles outside of San Pedro town, you can’t walk, but for tourists, there are lots of places to stay within a mile of town, so they will walk, ride a bike, take a taxi, or a golf cart. For the most part, if you are staying in and around San Pedro, you can walk around. If you are staying at one of the destination resorts north or south, then you would probably want to ride golf cart or a taxi.
There are people who will buy homes in the north of the island on the oceanfront. Typically, north of the bridge, you will see resorts, all the way for up to 20 to 25 miles. You won’t probably get there in a taxi, but you might be able to get there in a four-wheel drive golf cart. There are also water taxis that will make stops running north and south.
The majority of the population of people living in Ambergris Caye live within two to three miles of San Pedro, whereas tourist population will stretch 25 miles north and 3 miles south. There are also some tourists living within 1 mile north and 1 mile south of San Pedro.
The town of San Pedro is about 5 or 6 blocks long and 3 or 4 blocks deep from the east of the island oceanfront to the western oceanfront. A mile north or south will be what I consider, the mainstay of the population.
The southern part of Ambergris Caye is more residential. To the north, there are more tourist or destination resorts. Everything is pretty close so the need for transportation is not a big deal. If you live in town, you can walk to wherever you need to get to. A golf cart is just a convenience.
(Tooling around in a golf cart, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, pictured.)