THE SAN PEDRO SUN
VISITOR GUIDE June 5, 2008
Amber gris Caye, Belize
Vol. 18 #23 Central America
Kids in Action
Handmade crafts through
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Artisans of the mainland:
San Antonio Women’s Group
Few would argue that San Pedro, the natural talents of their members.
Ambergris Caye is considered the With a little encouragement and
mecca of the tourism industry. A pointers, each group cultivates their
hub of activity, containing a melting creativity and improves their skills.
pot of friendly faces and beautiful A visit to the San Antonio
resources, our island offers a smart women’s group in San Antonio,
brand of service, activities, art and Cayo, revealed a raw talent being
more. harnessed and coming into their
But what happens if you venture own. It all began with the help of
elsewhere? Belize as a whole con- Peace Corps and volunteers who
tains a gorgeous population, a wealth took upon themselves the task of en-
of natural attractions, and talented couraging women in the village to
artisans who offer a glimpse at the create beautiful items with materials
true nature of the Belizean people: readily available to them. Papermak-
hardworking and creative. Every ing, embroidery, crochet, sewing
Enchanting embroidery on district contains a particular group and ceramics soon became the most
clothing and household items of people who come together and prominent creations. Jewelry also
make beautiful souvenirs. form a club of sorts, to showcase Continued on Page 4
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San Antonio Women’s Group
Continued from Page 3
has a spot on the showcase – using seeds, nuts, feath-
ers and stones – buffed, polished and dyed to reflect
its creator’s whim.
Dresses, pillowcases, tops and curtains are beauti-
fully embroidered with rich colorful threads, in themes
depicting nature – birds, leaves and flowers. To wear
or use these items is to bring a little bit of folksy art to
your day. Crocheted tops and more also provide a
bright punch of color.
How about beautiful handmade books incorporat-
ing different natural and recycled
items? This papermaking takes on a
local flair – using feathers from free-
range chickens and native birds, dried
flowers and leaves from the backyard,
and recycled paper from used note-
books, newspapers and more. All are
condensed, molded and formed to be- Beautiful handmade books
come one superfluous, beautiful item, incorporating different natural and
almost too beautiful to use, but per-
fect for that love note or letter to a
recycled items take on a local flair
Even more amazing though, is the
Continued on Page 5
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San Antonio Women’s Group
Continued from Page 4
All pottery starts with the
lump of clay. Lumps are
formed into beautiful molds
and take shape as the
imagination wishes it to.
After drying properly
(far left), the figurines
are fired in a kiln (left).
After cooling (right),
the creative process of
clay items on display. Tapirs, Mayan
glyphs, frogs, birds, armadillos – a
bounty of local animals and ancestral
imagery have been molded and crafted
to perfection. Somewhat rustic, but
colorful and beautiful in their own
right, these items reflect a patience for
detail and a love for crafting.
Josefa Canto oversees production
and has, along with her family, pro-
vided the palapa under which the
variety of items are created and dis-
played. Proudly, she leads visitors
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San Antonio Women’s Group
Continued from Page 5
to the main area of production. A long
table is dotted with items in various stages
of preparation. A large kiln is in a well
ventilated area, ready for when items are
to be fired.
Josefa explains the various stages of
production, from creating molds for each
item to prepping the clay to drying pro-
cess to the firing, after which each little
figuring is cooled and the fun begins: paint-
ing. Each of the ladies takes pride in their
handiwork – and the lovely colors reflect
the artist within.
After a jaunt into the jungle, and inter-
acting with the natives, the best way to
hold on to the memories is perhaps with
a figurine, a sheaf of papers using that
flower of leaf you saw along the way, an
earring to remember the fruit you had,
or even a beautifully embroidered blouse
or matching pillowcases to rest your head
at night, as you dream of beautiful Belize.
For further information, visit the dis-
play in San Antonio, under the palapa
down the street from the Christian Pri-
mary School, or call 668-2146.
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Hol Chan and Kids in Action hide and seek. All of these com-
bine to form Hol Chan – one of
Countless trips to Hol Chan can- Belize’s marine protected areas.
not diminish the fact that this re- On Thursday, May 29th, The San
serve is one that has steadfastly held Pedro Sun was privy to a snorkel
on as an important landmark of our trip to this wondrous place, along
marine environment. Whether a with students of San Pedro Roman
child or an adult, one has to appre- Catholic School. Ramon’s Village
ciate the sense of wonder that this Dive Shop’s Turiano Vasquez was
beautiful underwater city inspires. our fun-loving, well-informed
The different dips and valleys, the guide. He took his time to explain
channel that seems endless and holds our upcoming swim, and outlined
Tour Guides help school children appreciate the beauty of the underwater
such interesting secrets, the swim- rules and regulations to follow,
world as they guide them through Hol Chan’s waters, pointing out the
through ‘caves’ where one imag- both on the boat and in the water.
interesting corals, fish and other sea creatures that need protection. Continued on Page 12
ines Nemo and Dorie to be playing
June 5, 2008 Visitor Guide Page 7
THE SAN PEDRO SUN VI S I T O R ’ S GUIDE
MATA CHICA - Mambo Cuisine - for food lovers. for breakfast, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 6 - chefs. Thai and French cuisine blended to make para-
Homemade pasta, shrimp paté, bruschetta, charbroiled 10 p.m. for dinner. Burritos on Wednesdays. Pescador dise taste like heaven, or so our customers say. Free
seafood and much more! Call 220-5010/5011. Drive. Call 226-2223. Rendezvous Wine tasting from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
ELVI’S KITCHEN - serving the finest food since 1977. BLUE WATER GRILL – Island cuisine with a twist! Fermented, blended and bottled here on the
Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials. Caribbean Night on Wood-fired Oven Pizzas, Sushi & more! Open daily. property. Open for lunch and dinner. Call 226 3426 for
Thursday. Mayan Fiesta every Friday - come try our Happy Hour 4 to 6 p.m. 226-3347. reservations and transport options.
Maya Buffet. Open Monday – Saturday. Lunch: 11:00 EL DIVINO RESTAURANT at BANANA BEACH - CASA PICASSO TAPAS + MARTINIS - Small
a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Call Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m - 10 plates, big pastas and fantastic desserts! “Hippest mar-
us for group reservations. Ph 226-2404/2176 “Where p.m. Book your party or banquet today! Phone 226- tini spot”-Frommer’s. Nightly 5:30pm, closed Sundays.
something good is always cooking!” 2444. reservations 226-4507.
CELI’S RESTAURANT ON THE BEACH at the San PORTOFINO RESTAURANT AND GREEN PAR- BEACH ‘N’ KITCHEN - Open Tuesday to Sunday,
Pedro Holiday Hotel, serves Great Fajitas, salads and ROT BEACH BAR - Meet our boat at 6:30 p.m. at from 7:30am - 3:00pm. Saturday and Sunday Brunch -
local dishes for lunch. Delectable Seafood Speciaties Fido’s Dock for a complimentary ride to one of the choose delicious Eggs Benedict, stuffed French toast
for dinner. OUTDOOR & INDOOR DINING 11:00 best culinary experiences you will have while in para- or continental breakfast! North of the bridge, near
a.m.-2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Beach barbeque dise. For reservations, call 220-5096. Palapa Bar. Call 226-4456.
every Wednesday night with live music. SUNSET GRILL - Offering local and international cui- RICO’S SURFSIDE RESTAURANT – A truly unique
RAMON’S VILLAGE - Enjoy breakfast, lunch and sine. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Lo- dining experience on the beach at Banyan Bay. Serving
dinner in a Mayan atmosphere or on the veranda over- cated on the lagoon side. 226-2600. Come by at sunset breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Phone 226-3739 ext.
looking the Caribbean Sea. Coconut Drive. Phone 226- and help us feed the tarpons! 135.
2071. RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT AND BAR - The BLUE LOTUS LUXURY DINING- Delight yourself
MICKEY’S PLACE - Open daily 6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m. most romantic spot in town featuring award winning with Indian cuisine at San Pedro’s newest water-top
restaurant. Spectacular views of San Pedro at night!
...Unique Offerings... Complimentary water taxi service. Call 501-610-BLUE
SAN PEDRO FITNESS CLUB – A/C Gym, Fully- LIQUOR BOX - Wholesale and Retail on local and (2583).
equipped. Open to the public. Tennis Courts, Lap and imported liquors. Delivery available! Case of Belikin MOJITO BAR & TAPAS - Serving a wide variety of
Family pools, Aqua Fitness and Toning Classes.Open Beer, Ice Cold - only $60Bz! On Buccaneer Street, Mojitos, pitchers of Sangria, Margaritas and beer! En-
7am Daily, 8am Sundays. 226-2683. open 7 Days a week 9:00am to 9:30pm. 226-2475 or joy breakfast wraps, tacos, subs, enchiladas, whole
CAYE COFFEE – Take a taste of our locally roasted 626-7331. wheat wraps, black bean hummus, ceviches & more.
fresh coffee back home. A wonderful cup of coffee FOOTPRINTS - Crocs shoes, Reef shoes, and fun Located at the Sunbreeze Suites, on the beach across
makes such a great difference in your day. Try it and beach accessories. On Barrier Reef Drive, open from Belize Bank. Open daily: 7 am - 10 pm.
ask for more. 226-3568. Monday through Saturday from 9am - 6pm. 226-2689. CHRISTOS - Casual Greek Dining. Authentic Greek
THE GREENHOUSE - Fresh Produce & Seafood. Be- BAREFOOT BOOKS - Over 9,000 new , used and cuisine, including Gyros, Moussaka, Rack of Lamb,
lizean and imported speciality. Fresh herbs, cold cuts, well loved books available. All titles and authors and Souvlaki, Baklava, and much more…GREAT prices,
chilled goods plus an exciting selection of groceries. A/ subjects. We buy your books. Located on Pescador Excellent atmosphere! Open for lunch from 11:30am
C local on Barrier Reef Dr. 226-2084. Drive; call 226-3563. www.barefootbooks- to 2pm, dinner from 6pm-10pm. Call for reservations
CAYE INTERNATIONAL BANK - Offering Demand belize.com. 226-2601.
Deposit Accounts, Loans, Savings Accounts, etc. THE GALLERY - Fine art for fine living - the stu- FRENCH BAKERY - A taste of France. All products
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 226-2388. dio and gallery of Linda Mikulich. Original Fine are made in the traditional way with only natural ingre-
PROVIDENT BANK & TRUST - Offering a full range American Style Caribbean Art. Commissions wel- dients. Open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Phone: (604)
of International Banking Services. phone 223-5698 comed. 610-0277. 0748 or (624) 5880.
GRANIEL’S DREAMLAND - Locally made furni-
ture & accessories from all Belizean exotic hardwoods
& Mahogany. On Pescador Drive, opposite Rock’s,
Call 226-2632, ext. 18 or 226-2938. Open Mon-Sat 8:30-
12:00 noon & 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. & Sun 10-12 noon.
BELIZEAN ARTS GALLERY - Local art!
BELIZE MINI STORAGE / SELF STORAGE - Lo-
cated in San Pablo. Elevated concrete construction and
gated entry. Security. Water access and a great new
boat launch ramp on site. Call 672-1234.
PINGUINO BELIZE - Fine Wine. Gourmet Olives,
stuffed olives and spreads. Exclusively in
belize. Free Tasting! 226-2930.
BAYSIDE BAR - On the water, south of
Tropic Cargo. Friday Night Movies - kids
watch while you enjoy drinks! Happy
Hour: $3.50 beer and $15 pitcher beers.
Take the stairs to our third floor Bayside
Restaurant. Enjoy the amazing view of
San Pedro while dining in style! Call for
HIDEAWAY BAR AT PINKY’S MO-
TEL - Everyday specials. $4 Belikins &
local rums and $6 Guinness. Saturday is
fight night: come watch televised boxing
and UFC while you enjoy 2 for 1 tequila
shots. Bar customers enjoy the swimming
pool. Located in San Pablo; call 226-4655.
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IMPORTANT #s Tourist Information
Police 226-2022 Belize Tourism Board - 223-1910.
Fire 226-2372 Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) - 227-5717.
Medical Emergency (ACER) 226-3231 San Pedro Tourist Guide Association 226-2391.
Emergency 911 Water, Sports & Tours
Crimestoppers 800 922-TIPS SAILSPORTS BELIZE – Windsurfing, kite sailing and sail-
Lions Health Clinic - 226-4052; emer- ing. The latest equipment and expert instruction makes it easy
gencies 600-9071 or Hours: Mon.-Fri., to learn. 226-4488 email@example.com.
8am to 8pm; Sat., 8am - noon. GRUMPY & HAPPY - Snorkeling - private snorkel tours -
Los Pinos Clinic 602-6383 and 226-2686. just you on the boat, no set schedule! Visitors with special needs
Dr. Lerida Rodriguez: 226-2197 or cell and children are welcome. Call 226-3420 or 672-1234. Visit
620-1974. www.grumpyandhappy.com, or Email:
San Pedro Chiropractic Clinic 600-7119
Hyperbaric Chamber - 226-2851, Dr. Real Estate...
Otto Rodriguez - 604-7599 or 226-2854. SEASIDE REAL ESTATE – Many listings, from raw land to
Antonia Guerrero - 600-5475. Eleazar beautiful beachfront homes. We can help you own a piece of
Portillo - 610-4560 or 226-3195. paradise. Call 226-4545 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
San Pedro Polyclinic II - 226-2536. Dr. SUNRISE REALTY - Land, homes, businesses, condos and
Zuniga: 670-8755 and Dr. Otto investment properties. Call 226-3737, fax 226-3379 or E-mail:
Rodriguez: 604-7599. info@SunriseBelize.com
Ambergris Hopes Clinic - 226-2660, SOUTHWIND PROPERTIES - For all your Real Estate needs.
Emergencies: 606-2316 Call 226-2005 or 226-2060 for information or E-mail:
email@example.com for current listings.
US Embassy - 822-4011
SUEÑO DEL MAR - Paradise has a new address! Located on
Labour Office - 226-2700 (Open 8am - Barrier Reef Drive (Front Street), across from Fido’s Restau-
5pm, Mon. - Fri.) rant. 8:30AM to 5PM, www.dreambelize.com, Phone: (US
Canadian Consulate - 223-1060 #) 719-302-5398, (Belize #) 011-501-226-4001.
Mexican Embassy - 223-0193 INVEST IN BELIZE - Call for Appointments and pick-ups.
Guatemalan Embassy - 223-3150 226-4000 or www.investinbelize.com
Honduran Embassy - 224-5889 RE/MAX Isla Bonita, 1ocated at 10 Coconut Drive, San
Pedro. 226-4400 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our
San Carlos Medical (MD & Dentist
website at www.owninbelize.com
Services) - 7:30am - 9:00pm, 226-2918.
CORAL BEACH REALTY - Professionalism at its best. Visit
Church Services our office “Unda da Palapa” on Barrier Reef Drive, 226-2681.
San Pedro Roman Catholic Church www.CoralBeachRealty.net
Sunday Mass: (English) 8am & 10am & Transportation...
Baptism: 11am; Spanish: 7pm; Mass or
CRISTAL GOLF CART RENTAL - Along with Island Tour
Communion Service every night at 7pm.
Rentals, have combined to offer the best rates on the island!
Saturday evening: Anticipated Sunday
Mass: 7p.m. Daily Masses 7am & 7pm. Special hourly, weekly & monthly rates. Daily rates are $85
Living Word Church Service Sun. BZ. 4- & 6- Seater golf carts available. Security deposit re-
10:45 a.m. Bible study Mon. 7:30 p.m. quired. Cristal - 226-4949 or 626-5555. Island Tour - 226-2351
We do Christian charity work. 226- or 226-2972.
2950. CRYSTAL AUTO RENTAL – Largest fleet in Belize. Of-
Assembly of God Church on fices at International Airport and Belize City. 223-1600, 0-800-
Angel Coral St. T-W-St.-Sn. at 7:30 p.m. 777-7777.
Lighthouse Christian Radio - 101.3 ULTIMATE GOLF CART RENTAL - Experience the ulti-
FM. 226-4673, Cor. Buccaneer & mate ride! Yamaha carts for rent. 226-3326; Corner Tarpon &
Pescador Drive. Pescador Drive. Belize Gold Cars Ltd: Yamaha carts & parts
The Church of Jesus Christ of Lat- for sale. 226-3993; Suite 12, Coldwell Building. E-mail:
ter Day Saints - Sunday Service: 9:30 email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our
am, Wednesday Scripture Study 7:00 website at www.ultimaterentalsbelize.com.
pm. 17 Lagoon St. (between the bak- MONCHO’S GOLF CART RENTALS - Four & Six seater
ery and the bridge). golf carts available. Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. We deliver to
San Pedro Community Church - your room. 226-3262 or 226-4490.
meets Sundays at 10a.m. at the Am- CARTS BELIZE - Conveniently located just one block north of
bergris Elementary School. All Are the airstrip. Hourly, Daily & Weekly. Call 226-4084.
The Lions Club of San Pedro relies CASTILLO’S HARDWARE - Storm supplies, electronics,
on income from its Friday and Satur- household appliances, tools, home repair items and a wide va-
day Night BBQ to support the needy riety of paints, stains and varnishes. Pescador Drive. Phone
community. Help a great cause -have 226-2302.
dinner with us! S.P. HARDWARE - Large variety of hardware and house-
Green Reef A non-profit organization hold supplies. Will meet or beat any competitor’s price!
dedicated to the promotion of sustain- Seagrape Drive; Open seven days a week. 226-4522
able use and conservation of Belize’s
marine and coastal resources. Party...Party...Party
email@example.com /226-2833 THE HOLIDAY HOTEL - Every Wednesday, live music
San Pedro AA - 226-4464, 600-9061 and a fabulous Beach Barbeque 6:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Barrier
Saga Society A non-profit “humane so- Reef Dr. 226-2014.
ciety” to address the stray cat and dog
population in San Pedro. Phone 226- PALAPA BAR AND GRILL - The Coolest Place, North of
3266. Bridge. Drink & Dine out over the Caribbean waters with cool
CARE BELIZE - Children’s Special- breezes and no mosquitoes. Specialty is a BBQ, Slow Smoked,
ist, San Pedro. 622-8200 Pork Sandwich and Fresh Caught Fish Tacos. Open 7 days,
SP Town Library - 206-2028 Happy Hour Drinks 4 - 6 226-3111.
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Thai Green Curry Paste fresh or a full tablespoon full of preserved)
Lemon Grass Add the other ingredients except the
Fish Sauce lime and basil.
Coconut Milk (Use one whole can and Cook and reduce until the consistency
Belizean Kitchen not powder)
3 Teaspoons of Green Curry Paste (me-
is as I described. Add Shrimp a this stage
if not using Chicken cook for a further
Chef Adam is a management and Food dium heat) two minutes then serve with the rice
and Beverage consultant. For a list of ¼ cup of Vegetable Oil cooked as per instructions.
full consultancy and chef services, call Jasmine or Thai Rice
623-4234 or Email: Kaffir Lime leaves or two teaspoons of I promise you this is so easy! Enjoy!
firstname.lastname@example.org Jamaican Lime Juice
Let us talk Thai! 1 small pack of fresh Basil. SuDoku Answers! Puzzle on Page 2
This dish is somewhere in-between a soup
Thai Green Curry and a thick sauce. Not thick but with
Recently I have been speaking to many enough liquid to be gravy.
and also the hottest of Thai Curries. For
people who deeply miss having a Thai the extra heat use small dried hot green
Restaurant in San Pedro. So I thought I Preparation:
bird chilies which have been reconstituted
would give a few weeks of Thai recipes Using a frying pan heat the oil and add
in water. Fresh chilies will work but for
to enhance your taste buds. All the in- the paste. Heat and allow the paste cook
ease, use the dried to spice the heat.
gredients are readily available from the for two minutes until the aromatic smell
better vegetable and specialty Stores. comes out. Add the chicken if you are
Ingredients (Serves Four):
You will find the initial purchase may using it at this stage along with thin sliced
Either Chicken (1lb) or Shrimp (1lb)
seem expensive but the ingredients will eggplant. Cook for a further two min-
produce many enjoyable evenings of Ori- utes. Add the Lemon Grass (one stick if
ental Food. Thai food is not difficult to
cook. I had a friend who was married to
an excellent Thai Cook and she showed
me the simple way they cook.
Thai Green Curry is the most popular
The Airline of Belize www.tropicair.com
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Kids in Action Continued from Page 7 This educational trip was part
of the “Kids in Action” (KIA)
many diver operations in San
Pedro, and aided by the San Pedro
project designed to promote aware- Tourist Guide Association, Hol
ness and support of Marine Pro- Chan Marine Reserve, Bacalar
tected Area. Bacalar Chico National Chico Marine Reserve, Green Reef
Park, Hol Chan Marine Reserve Environmental Institute and Coral
and Caye Caulker Forest and Ma- Reef Alliance, this KIA project
rine Reserve are the areas where seemed to resonate with the stu-
primary school children gain a bet- dents. Getting up close and personal
ter understanding of the importance with the undersea creatures they’ve
of conservation and protection of read about and studied brought home
such Natural Resources. the true message of conservation.
Organized by volunteers from Continued on Page 13
After figuring out gear and meeting guide Turiano, it
is time to rev the engines and head to Hol Chan!
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Kids in Action Sea turtles are large, air-breathing reptiles that in-
habit tropical and subtropical seas throughout the world.
Continued from Page 12 Their shells consist of an upper part (carapace) and a
Actually experiencing their beauty lower section (plastron). They come in many different
in their natural habitat made saving sizes, shapes and colors and they do not have teeth, but
them more real, and for the chil- their jaws have modified “beaks” suited to their par-
dren, it was a matter of appreciat- ticular diet.
ing the natural resources and un- Females must come ashore to lay their eggs in the
derstanding that development could sand, while males rarely return to land after crawling
cause serious consequences. into the sea as hatchlings.
After getting acquainted with the Exploited for both food and for profit, millions of sea
snorkel gear and fins, splashing
around and ‘warming up’ to the cool
I see... turtles once roamed the earth’s oceans, but now only a
fraction remain. Destruction of feeding and nesting habi-
tats and pollution of the world’s oceans are also taking
waters, practicing swimming in line,
students follow instructor Turiano ...Sea a serious toll on remaining sea turtle populations.
We must remember that we share the oceans and the
and the adventure began.
Continued on Page 14 Turtles! beaches with many other species.Become informed
about the things that are killing sea turtles or destroying
their habitat. Once informed, you have the power to influence the outcome of these
Serving San Pedro
Pedr issues by making your voice heard.
We at Southwind Properties specialize in the listing & sale of fine island properties -
Homes, Condos, Hotels, Commercial, Income-Producing Properties & Land for homes
or large parcels for development. Be sure to meet with Marianne, Edwardo or Claudio
to discuss your particular needs. Southwind Properties prides itself in being there full-
time for full service and full disclosure for all your real estate needs. Call 226-2005/
2060 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Caribe Island (T41) Super Deal – $249,900.00US - the lowered price only valid until
June 15th, 2008. White sandy beach, coconut palms and the turquoise waters of the Carib-
bean Sea !! Large beach condo about 2.5 miles south of San Pedro Town center. Beautiful
two level, 2 ½ bedrooms and 2 full baths condo with view over the pool and ocean. The
condo is located in a well managed resort offering dock, dive shop and beach bar. An
excellent price at $297,000.00 US! Reduced to only 249,900.00US or $269,000.00 US
with owner financing!
New ! BELIZEAN SHORES RESORT – (N23) Beachfront upper-level unit 12B! 1 bed/1bath
with loft, beautiful hardwoods throughout, with incredible view. Fully furnished. $295,000.00US.
San Pablo Rentals (G10) Prime rental property offering six fully equipped units. Beautiful,
spacious first class owners quarters. A deal at $165,000.00 US.
Spanish Reef (B35) Corner lot 2 rows off the beach! One of the largest lots in the subdivision with
a size of 93’ x 100’ x 50’ x 109. Price reduced to $37,000.00US
Caye Caulker (H34) 1000’ of water frontage (2 acres) just across the Split. Prime location and a
gorgeous piece of property. Asking $1.2 million USD.
Club Caribbean (E11) Attractive lot one row off the beach. 50’ x 80’. Good elevation. 39,000USD
Palmero Point Beachfront (K20)- Large commercial parcel available just 9 miles north of San
Pedro town. This beautiful beachfront property measures 400’ x 600’, providing an excellent
opportunity for a resort or condo development project. Priced at $2 million US.
Palmero Point Beach Club (N21). Large residential lot with guaranteed ocean view and pier
access. 80’ x 100’ only $70,000.00US
Esperanza (B41) Gorgeous beach front acreage with prime location. Ideal for beach front hotel or
condo project. 300 feet of beach frontage with 4.6 acres in all. Price 2 million USD
Playa Blanca (C50) 2-3rd row lots 6miles north. Together apprx. 100’ x 100’. $90,000.00 US.
Ambergris Bay (G41) Nice beach front parcel measuring 50’of beach frontage x 82’ of depth.
Priced at $75,000.00 US.
Ambergris Bay (P54) Gorgeous beach front parcel Measuring approx. 124’ water frontage x 80’
x 109’. $105,000.00 US.
Palm Bay Club (T38) Lot #61 – Great opportunity- the only second row lot on the market,
measuring 100’ x 92’. Asking price $25,000.00 US.
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Kids in Action Continued from Page 13 Take the Trivia Challenge:
1.) The upper part, or back, of a sea turtle’s shell is called the:
It’s a Sea Cucumber! a. plastron b. carapace c. scute d. scale
2.) The lower part, or underside, of a sea turtle’s shell is called
a. plastron b. carapace c. scute d. scale
3.) This turtle gets its name because of its exceptionally large
a. leatherback b. hawksbill c. loggerhead d. green sea
4.) Which of the following is not a protected area:
a. Hol Chan b. Bacalar Chico c. Caye
Caulker Forest & Marine Reserve d. None of the
5.) In which continent is the sea cucumber considered a deli-
Creatures like the sea cucumber can be observed at Hol Chan.Students get to cacy?
touch the ocean’s earthworm.
a. America b. Africa c. Asia d. Australia
Sea cucumbers are echinoderms—like starfish and sea urchins. Many of these
animals are indeed shaped like soft-bodied cucumbers. All sea cucumbers are Answers: 1.b 2.a 3.c 4.d 5.c
ocean dwellers, though some inhabit the shallows and
others live in the deep ocean. They live on or near the
ocean floor—sometimes partially buried beneath it.
They feed on tiny particles like algae, minute aquatic
animals, or waste materials, breaking down these par-
ticles into even smaller pieces, which become fodder
for bacteria, and thus recycle them back into the ocean
ecosystem just like earthworms!
Sea cucumbers, particularly eggs and young larvae,
are prey for fish and other marine animals. They are
also enjoyed by humans, especially in Asia, and some
species are farmed as delicacies.
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Wolfe’s Trivia Tidbits...
*A zebra is white with black stripes.
Woofers *All the planets in our solar system rotate anticlockwise, except Venus. It
is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
by *Hummingbirds are the only animal that can also fly backwards.
Dennis Wolfe *Insects do not make noises with their voices. The noise of bees, mosqui-
toes and other buzzing insects is caused by rapidly moving their wings.
*The cockroach is the fastest animal on 6 legs covering a meter a second.
*The word “listen” contains the same letters as the word “silent”.
*The only 2 animals that can see behind it without turning its head are the
rabbit and the parrot.
*A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
“So how was Dulce’s trip to Virginia?” Drummer Dan asked me. *India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
“I wouldn’t know,” I told him. “She’s still gone. She’ll be back on Wednes- *The whip makes a cracking sound because its tip moves faster than the
day.” speed of sound.
We had finished setting up our musical instruments to play for the Sunday jam
session at BC’s and were taking a little break at the bar..
“So you’re a bachelor these days, I guess.”
“Sort of. Dennis Junior is supposed to be there but you know how that goes with
a seventeen year-old. I’ve only seen him twice all week.”
Dan left to go to the bathroom and a young lady sitting on my left got my atten- YOUR ISLAND SPECIALISTS!
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“No man should be without the services of a wife,” the young lady said. “I could DEVELOPED PROPERTIES
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“What do you mean?” Under construction. Inquire!
“You give me a fifty dollar bill and I will do anything for you that your wife Oasis Del Caribe Fully furnished 2nd floor ocean front 2 bedroom $335,000
would do.” Banyan Bay Villas 2 bed/2 bath top level condos fully furnished $ 350,000
Casa Blanca on ½ acre beach Mata Grande. Extensive new rental home complex.
“No,” I said. “I don’t think so.” $2,200,000.
She said, “I know that every man has something special that he likes that his Tres Cocos 4 bed beach rental home, pier $1,150,000
wife just won’t do. Isn’t that so?” Holiday Lands Sunshine Home Fully furnished 2 bed/1 bath up with 2 bed/1 bath apt
below and roof top patio $350,000.
“Yes,” I said. “That’s true.”
Boca Ciega Home 3 bed/2 bath ocean and lagoon view home $350,000.
“You give me one of those hundred dollar blue notes and I’ll do whatever it is Banana Beach 1-3 bedroom ocean front condos with 2 Pools, beach, restaurant and bar
that you like that your wife just won’t do.” from $130,000 with guaranteed rental incomes.
“Hey, what’s going on here?” Drummer Dan asked. “Why were you giving this Miramar new completed 2nd floor beachfront 2 bedroom tastefully furnished condos from
girl money?” $325,000.
Bermuda Landing furnished 1 bed 1 1/2 bath on beach pool $265,000.
He had taken his seat just in time to see me slip the young lady a hundred dollar Beach Villas - Caye Villas Mata Grande 2 Bed 3 bath fully furnished pool rental manage-
bill and give her my address before she left. ment program from $425,000 bring offers!
“That was Maria,” I told him. “She’s willing to do anything that Dulce refuses Caye Casa – Brand new beachfront condo in quiet town area, pool, pier, thatch porches,
to do. She’s going to my house to iron my clothes.” furnished, with on site property management. Living the dream. $495,000
Vista Del Mar – Attractive Holiday Lands home. 2 bedroom 2 bathroom spacious owners
level with 4 immaculate one bed, one bath rental apartments. $589,900
Royal Palms Villas – Top floor pool side custom furnished and re-modeled 1 bedroom.
Leather sofas, 50 in plasma, King bed set, wash/dry, all new appliances $ 239,000
Royal Palm Villas pool and breeze side on the beach 1 bedroom $205,000
Resort Property – Tranquility Bay Resort – inquire!
“Rated Best in Belize” Casa Picasso Tapas restaurant and Martini bar - lot and
building included in sale - Successful business. $150K
Lagniappe Provisioning – established with great growth potential - $85K
Santa Evelia beach lot 100 ft x 300 ft $ 385,000
Playa Blanca beach lot 60 x 105 ft $350,000 offers
Mata Grande 100 x 200 ft prime beach lot with pier permit $445,000.
Mata Grande 100 x 200 ft residential beach lot $445,000.
Esperanza 1.5 acres beach 150 ft x 460 ft $1,000,000.
Esperanza 4.6 acres beach 300 ft x 460 ft $2,000,0000.
Boca Ciega 4.5 acres 170ft beach front. $350,000.
Club Caribbean beach lot 50 x 100 ft $115,000.
West Bay private sandy bay with 260 ft frontage only $425,000.
West Bay oceanfront 100 ft x 500 ft $179,000 bring offer
Behind Banyan Bay 75x75 ft lot $55,000.
Palmeros 70ft x 350ft ocean view lot with direct access to beach $110,000. offers
Mexico Rocks 2 ocean view lots 75 to 80 feet wide x 260 ft deep $75,000 each
Acreage available on Lagoon side Inquire.
Commercial sized Islands in the lagoon Inquire.
Laguna Estates ocean view lots from $60,000.
All prices are in US dollars and subject to change without
notice. For further details on these properties and much more
call your AMBERGRIS CAYE SPECIALISTS
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