Sail Sports Belize is a website dedicated to giving you information about Belize, Ambergris Cave, and its surrounding area. In addition to that, we aim to give you the latest news, information, and trends in windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, and other water sports and travel destinations.
One of the most fun and rewarding sports are water sports. Swimming alone is one sport that, if done regularly, is more than enough to keep your body fit. Swimming works out the entire body from top to bottom.
Further the fun or water sports and exploration by learning more about other activities and location here at Sail Sports Belize! We hope that you enjoy your stay here as much as we enjoy writing and building this website.
About Belize and Ambergris Cave
Belize is a former British colony located on the Caribbean coast of Central America nestled between Guatemala and Mexico. It is accessible, safe and English speaking – although you will hear a mixture of Spanish and Mayan depending on what part of the country you visit. The currency is the Belize dollar which is a fixed rate of $2BZ to 1 US$. US$ and traveler’s checks are accepted everywhere.
Belize’s best-known feature is its coral reef which stretches the length of the entire country and is 2nd in size only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Mainland Belize is approx. 9,000 square miles. The North and coastal regions are fairly swampy with mangroves but as you move inland, the flora, fauna, bird, and wildlife are spectacular. You will find tropical pine forests, rainforest jungles, pristine waterfalls, caves with stalactites and stalagmites, jaguar reserves and butterfly farms to name but a few. If you don’t have time for a few days on the mainland, we would definitely recommend at least a day trip to one of the Mayan ruins to experience the jungle.
Ambergris Caye is the largest of the islands (cayes) which run along the coast of Belize. The main “town” on the island is San Pedro, with sandy streets, (most locals still wear no shoes). Golf carts and bicycles are the most popular mode of transport, although as the island gets more developed, the number of cars is increasing. Fortunately, none of the buildings on the island are allowed to be above 3 stories which contribute to the relaxed feeling of the whole place.
Fruit and seafood are plentiful on the island and there is a wide selection of restaurants. The most popular food amongst the locals is the delicious chicken rice and beans washed down with a Belikin beer.