Announcing Opening of San Pedro Animal Hospital (SPAH)

Free Spays and Neuters for Families in Need January 18th-20th

December 29, 2009 – San Pedro, Belize – The San Pedro Animal Hospital is proud to announce it has officially opened its doors, with a mission to provide ongoing, affordable animal healthcare in San Pedro.

Built by Pedro’s Hotel & Inn, and with a significant donation by Amanda and Cal Syme from Sunrise Realty for the hospital’s dental hygiene services, SPAH is the first and only private veterinary clinic in San Pedro, Belize.  SPAH is headed by Dr. Laurie Droke, the only full-time veterinarian on the island of Ambergris Caye.  While private, the animal hospital will work with any non-profit organization or volunteer group by offering them substantial discounts on services.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity to help animals on the island with proper facilities and equipment,” says Dr. Droke.

Mrs. Syme also comments, “We are enthusiastic to support SPAH as quality animal healthcare is greatly needed in San Pedro.”

SPAH graciously thanks its supporters, especially Pedro’s Hotel & Inn, SPAH’s principal donor with a portion of all room and sports bar profits dedicated to SPAH.  Peter Lawrence, Pedro’s Hotel owner encourages, “By staying at Pedro’s, you will be supporting the needs of animals on the island.”

To celebrate its opening and in conjunction with The San Pedro Sun, SPAH will be offering 10 free spays or neuters from January 18th-20th, 2010 for pets and owners who would otherwise be unable to afford the operation.  To qualify, pet owners may apply at The San Pedro Sun, SAGA, or directly at the hospital.  Also, SPAH hopes to make this offer every two months.

For more information and details, please call (501) 610-DOGS (3647) or you may contact Dr. Laurie Droke at

About San Pedro Animal Hospital

San Pedro Animal Hospital (SPAH) is a private animal hospital with a mission to provide ongoing, affordable animal healthcare in San Pedro, Belize.  SPAH is located on Seagrape Drive at Pedro’s Hotel & Inn.

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November 27, 2009 – San Pedro, Belize – Calling all scuba divers, if you wish to explore the world-class waters of Belize, Pedro’s Hotel announces a new promotional Half Moon Caye diving package.  Exclusive only to Pedro’s Hotel guests, the Half Moon Caye Diving Package includes:

•    5 tanks (3 dives on Day 1 and 2 dives on Day 2)
•    Overnight stay on Half Moon Caye
•    Transportation from Ambergris Caye and back with boat captain
•    Tents and meals
•    Park fee

This offer is only $400 USD per person.

Just another way Pedro’s supports those travelers who wish to enjoy adventures in Belize without spending a fortune on sleeping.

For more information and details about the specials, go to, email hotel manager Cindy Vigna at, or call (212) 796-4897 from the US or (011) 501-226-3825.

For the full press release, go to

November 18, 2009 – San Pedro, Belize – Just in time for the 2009-2010 high season in San Pedro, Belize on the Ambergris Caye, Pedro’s Hotel has made significant improvements and upgrades to continue its leadership as the best hotel value in Belize.

In addition to Pedro’s already free amenities, such as its on-site concierge desk, swimming pool, sea kayaks, WiFi, air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, and large projector screen for sports, Nintendo Wii, or movies, the renovations include:

•    An additional 150 square feet to the pool deck with new lounge furniture
•    Scenic stone landscaping with local island flowers and plant life
•    Six additional 12-seat picnic tables
•    Breakfast bar
•    Bicycle rentals
•    Snorkel rentals

According to Cindy Vigna, hotel manager, “We are very excited about this high season and these modifications, based on suggestions from our grateful and loyal guests.  We believe the best way to thank them is by continuing our efforts to offer affordable accommodations without sacrificing quality and service.”

“Our guests want to enjoy all the adventure and beauty Belize has to offer, and you can’t always do that if you have to spend all your money sleeping,” says Peter Lawrence, hotel owner.  “That’s what Pedro’s Hotel allows budget-minded travelers to do.”

Mr. Lawrence also notes special promotions and scuba diving packages to be announced shortly for the holiday season.

As always, Pedro’s Hotel rates start at $50 USD per night.  It is centrally located in San Pedro, has on-site entertainment at Pedro’s Sports Pub & Pizzeria, and staffs Ambergris Caye’s most popular Adventure Coordinators, guiding guests to Belize’s world-class scuba diving, snorkeling, spear fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, or sailing.  At Pedro’s Hotel, even cheap travelers can experience adventures that last a lifetime.

For more information, special discounts, or booking a room, go to, or call (212) 796-4897 from the US or (011) 501-226-3825.

About Pedro’s Hotel

In Belize, and certainly in the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye, Pedro’s Hotel is the best price and value. Designed for the budget-minded traveler, Pedro’s affordable accommodations allow guests to enjoy all the excitement and adventure Belize has to offer.  With a 92% approval rating on, Pedro’s Hotel has 32 standard king or twin air-conditioned rooms starting at $50 USD per night.

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