Ambergris Cay, Belize

By , Tuesday, Nov 21, 2006, 12:00 AM

Source Article: Ambergris Cay, Belize

Is it a beach or a road? The streets are made of sand in San Pedro, Ambergris Cay's only town (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

While the island has grown since Madonna sang about it 20 years ago in "La Isla Bonita," the streets are safe, and cab rides rarely cost more than $5 (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

Dining alfresco at El Fogon, a tiny palapa restaurant (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

A Mayan woman sells fabrics on the beach at a "pop-up" shop (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

The entire shore of Ambergris is public, which makes it easy to hop from bar to beach to resort (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

Even if you're a novice at fishing, it's nice just to be out on open water (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

Fishing aboard the Cari'Bean (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

Ambergris Cay has some of the Caribbean's top diving (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

Meeting one of Ambergris's manatees (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

The beach at Ramon's Village (Photo: Maura McEvoy)

You'll probably spend a lot of time doing little more than staring at the Caribbean (Photo: Maura McEvoy)