Ambergris Cay, Belize

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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)

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