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Regular taxicabs are available in San Pedro and in the developed area south of town on Ambergris Caye. Most trips are BZ$10 for up to four persons. Have your hotel arrange for a cab, or hail one of the cabs cruising the downtown area. On Caulker, there are golf-cart taxis, which charge BZ$5 per person for most trips.
On Caye Caulker, the water, usually from brackish shallow wells, often smells of sulfur. To be safe, drink only bottled water. On other remote cayes, the water usually comes from cisterns. Stick to the bottled stuff, unless you're assured the water is potable. In terms of crime risk, the cayes are among the safest areas of Belize. However, petty thefts—and sometimes worse—do happen. With almost 20,000 people living on Ambergris Caye now, including many itinerant construction workers, the island has the same crime problems, including rapes and murders, as any area of similar population. There are drugs, including crack cocaine, on both Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. Ignore any offers to buy drugs.
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