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Downtown San Pedro Then and Now

I am certain a lot of you do not recognize this setting of old San Pedro. From the right to left, instead of the home of Don Juan Alamilla Sr, you now have the complex housing Love Belize, and several other offices. Secondly instead of Maestro’s Reyes Book Center you have Royal Caribbean Sports Center Bar. The San Pedro R.C. School is not in view but the school children are there only that they are not playing on cobblestone streets. Forgive me; they can’t play on the streets anymore as the traffic is very heavy.

In the center are the very beginnings of Sun Breeze Hotel.  And note that there is no San Pedro Town Library with BTB offices. Neither is there the building which houses a Real Estate Agency and Chocolate Boutique. Now the famous Ruby’s Hotel is not there yet. Instead we see the family home of Mr. Romel Gomez Sr. The cream colored building was for Mr. Apoloño Escalante, father of Homero Escalante and is now a part of Holiday Hotel. Do note that there is only one vehicle on this now busy street and is going in the wrong direction. Finally notice that once there were concrete lamp posts on the street but due to high salinity the steel rusted and caused them to crack and crumble. Today we have a totally new and different south end of Barrier Reef Drive, San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye.

Downtown San Pedro then and now

Downtown San Pedro present time

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