As promised in our previous post, below are even more must-have photo ops to capture when you visit Belize. Be sure to share your vacation photography of these historical, breathtaking, adventurous, and favorite foodie destinations on your social media platforms, and invite your friends to experience a glimpse of Ambergris Caye.
Historical hotspots. Belize is famous for our ancient Mayan ruins, and taking a selfie on one of these historical tours is a must. With the help of our fantastic hotel concierge, we can arrange a journey to the mainland where expert guides will take you on a tour of ancient ruins, temples, and other amazing archaeological sites. Prefer to stay on Ambergris Caye? Show off your best pirate pose with the Las Terrazas Resort cannons, located on the side of our famed dock. Initially onboard a British warship in the 1800’s, these rustic cannons now reside on our resort property and serve as a reminder that though Belize was formerly British Honduras, she proudly won her independence in 1981. It is believed that these two large cannons were retrieved from Rocky Point, a rocky promontory where (rumor has it) many wartime shipwreck treasures were once located before being spirited off the island.
Caribbean Sea. We would be remiss to not mention the Caribbean’s beautiful aquamarine waters as a prime photo op. But don’t just take a picture IN the Caribbean - get UNDER it and capture those moments too! Belize is famous for underwater excursions like snorkeling and diving, and the underwater pictures are truly priceless. Grab your GoPro and astonish your friends back home with pictures of yourself amongst the nurse sharks, sea turtles, and countless species of coral and fish that dwell beneath the water’s surface. The pictures you will get underwater are truly unlike any others.
Shoot from the sky. Speaking of excursions, don’t forget the amazing pictures you can take from the sky. Enjoy the Belizean jungle from above as you zipline along a network of tree-top platforms eighty feet above ground. Or venture even higher and take in a bird’s eye view of Ambergris Caye from 300 feet above as you parasail with Castaway Caye. Regardless of how high you decide to go, these sky-top selfies will impress all your friends and will leave you with memories that make you soar.
O Restaurant. Come for the photo op, but stay for a meal and cocktail from O Restaurant at Las Terrazas Resort. The fountain in our palapa lobby, cabanas on our private white sand beach, and Rooftop Sky Lounge are all fantastic spots to pose for a picture. Even better, you can arrange a private beach dinner where your own personal waiter can capture the perfect shot of you and your loved one with the sun setting on the Caribbean Sea just beyond your table. Do you photograph your meals before digging in? You are in for a treat. Our beloved Chef Nolvin is a genius in the kitchen, whipping up his own creative recipes and personalizing them according to guest preferences. His seasonal menus showcase fresh, locally sourced ingredients that boast of Caribbean and Central American flavors. If you are visiting on a Friday, you'll definitely want to enjoy Chef Nolvin's Sushi Night, a picture-perfect meal. **Please note that O Restaurant’s operation and hours may vary due to reduced tourism on the island. You may check the current hours by calling the Front Desk or contacting the Reservations Office.
Ambergris Caye is the place to be, as these infamous photo ops will show. The next time you visit us at Las Terrazas Resort on Ambergris Caye, snap a picture and boost your social media likes with these prime photo ops. (And be sure and tag us!) But before you book your next trip, check out our Belize Vacation Packages to find the best deal on a beach getaway.
Get Your-self(ie) to Belize - Part 1
If a picture tells a thousand words and a memory lasts a lifetime, then what better way to create such lasting memories of your Belize adventure than through photographs? Below is a list of the best photo ops on the island of Ambergris Caye -- spots that will remind you of the island’s best treasures and bring those memories back into sharp focus after your tans fade away.
The Las Terrazas Resort Swing Set. Situated just outside our Belize beachfront hotel, guests of Las Terrazas Resort are invited (and encouraged!) to splash into the water and swing their hearts out under our very own hand painted and wood carved Las Terrazas Resort sign and swing set. This is one photo op that is impossible to replicate anywhere else on Ambergris Caye and is much more than a picture to take - it’s an experience to be had. Don’t forget to swing by and snap a picture the next time you’re in Ambergris Caye.
Secret Beach. This not-so-secret beach is a favorite among tourists and locals alike. Hailed as one of the top 5 swimming spots in Ambergris Caye, this laidback beach is the perfect spot to take a dip, float on a tube, rent a water toy, or even eat lunch in. The shallow water picnic tables ensure that you don’t have to choose between food and fun while on their shore. The beach itself is livelier with food trucks, beach tunes, and bars, but there are places to wander off and escape the energy if you so desire. Nearby palapas offer a serene place to relax and enjoy the view of the mangrove islands in the distance or to enjoy some peace and quiet as you overlook the beautiful turquoise water for which Belize is famous. Reclining beach chairs and hammocks line the shore, promising a blissful snooze as you soak up the sun and listen to the lapping waters. Whether you are looking to relax, swim, snooze, party, or play, Secret Beach really does have it all, and their enormous sign may just be one of the best parts. Pose on the letters for a picture-perfect moment of your time at the beach.
The Truck Stop. Building with shipping containers is all the rage right now, and there is no better way to utilize them than by filling them with food. The first shipping container food park on Ambergris Caye, The Truck Stop is the place to be on the island. Great food and an abundance of fun and laughter are shared in this local hot spot, where weekly cornhole tournaments, movie nights, game shows, trivia nights, live music, and more are scheduled on the regular. The food trucks offer a variety of options, from a bar to an ice cream shop and mouthwatering menus that boast of Southeast Asian and Latin American flavors, even pizza. A photograph by this unique San Pedro Belize shipping container sign will contain memories for years to come.
Belize Signage. Want to show others exactly where you are? Be sure to stop by both of these colorful Belize signs for prime pictures to post. This cute sign belongs to the magazine My Beautiful Belize, but with such little display room of their own, it is hung on the large wall space on the side of RC Elementary School. Their hand painted Belize sign is the perfect place to stop for a selfie.
If you are heading to mainland Belize for an excursion or day trip, you must stop by the Belize Sign Monument in Belize City. These bright, bold, rainbow color letters are placed just in front of the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea, making it perhaps one of the most popular photo ops in the entire country. This sign and its picture-perfect background make for fabulous photos and the letters are great for climbing on, laying across, jumping in front of, or happily posing next to. This is a sign you definitely don’t want to miss.
Poco Loco. Situated on Front Street on Ambergris Caye, Poco Loco is a miniature food court with a giant and colorfully painted San Pedro sign. With multiple food stalls, Poco Loco offers a plethora of unBELIZEable flavors with something for everyone. Whether you have a hankering for burritos or burgers, soup or salad, or even cocktails, crepes, or ice cream, you are sure to find what you are looking for at Poco Loco. The San Pedro sign at their entrance will help you find them, but their food will make you stay. A great meal AND an Insta-worthy picture? What’s not to love?!
Stay tuned! Our next post will feature even more prime photo ops that are sure to wow your family and friends back home and keep you reminiscing about your time on the island. Until then, head on over to our reservations page to book your trip today. Don’t just look at our pictures - get yourself(ie) to Belize to take some of your own.
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