Ocean Tides Beach Resort

Beachfront, Boca del Rio Dr., north end of town, San Pedro Town, Belize District, Belize

If diving is your reason for being in Belize, and you don't want to spend a ton of money, you couldn't do better than this beachfront hotel at the north end of town, owned by Patojo Paz, one of the island's most experienced dive masters, and his wife. The three-story wood-frame structure recalls a time before everyone built with reinforced concrete. Top picks here are the second- and third-floor oceanfront rooms, which have balconies overlooking the beach. This is one of the island's best values in pricey San Pedro. Suites with kitchens are more expensive. There's a pool. The hotel is at the north edge of town, but you can stroll along the beach to San Pedro's bars and restaurants.


  • locally owned beachfront hotel
  • respected dive shop, Patojo's, on-site
  • good value


  • rooms aren't huge and can be a bit crusty
  • beds and furnishings in some rooms need upgrading


Phones: 226-2283


15 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast