January 18, 2019 by: Lisa and Brian Harris
It’s amazing how much fun you can have with a Shipping Container!
Regardless of whether you travel by sea or by air, you will arrive to Ambergris Caye in the island’s only town, San Pedro. And if you are looking at San Pedro Belize hotels then Belize Tropical Dream Villas offers the perfect base for your stay! Our San Pedro serviced apartments give you the experience of living like a local with a wide range of amazing amenities to give you the comforts of home!
While you are in San Pedro, it is highly recommended that you check out the Truck Stop, where you can mix with locals, expats and tourists alike. Located a mile and a half North of the island toll bridge, it is a short 15 minute golf cart or taxi ride from your Belize Tropical Dream Villa! The Truck Stop – Belize's first shipping container food park and beer garden – offers a wide range of entertainment options served up with their variety of great food and drinks!
Wednesday nights at the Truck Stop mean movie night. With a giant screen which overlooks the bay side of the island, you can take in a classic movie or something more modern while sitting in the pool or in the deck chairs beside it. Sometimes there are special offers on food and drinks as well, so you can be sure to enjoy yourself mid-week. They also show family-friendly and holiday movies.
If it is live music you are after, you will find a host of local artists and bands playing on the weekends. Current regulars include local musician Brent Butcher and reggae band Dennis Wolfe and the Beach Monks.
Also taking place on Sundays is the weekly cornhole competition! What’s Cornhole you ask? Cornhole is a game where players take turns to try and throw small bean bags through a hole on a raised platform; you get points for getting it through the hole as well as if it lands on the platform. Even if you have never played before, the staff will teach you – and you know what they say about “Beginner’s Luck” so, there’s no better time to learn! If your team wins the competition, you win the jackpot prize of a bar tab of $100! Even if you place second, you will still get a free bucket of beers!
A monthly highlight event is the farmers market. The Truck Stop uses local produce in their food and drinks, and also gives the producers a chance to showcase their products for people to buy. In addition, you will find locally made artistic items from jewellery to soap to even ornaments! A great place to shop for those souvenir items to take home with you. To keep up-to-date on when the market takes place, you can follow the Truck Stop on Facebook.
Other weekly events to attend include Family Feud and Truck Stop Trivia nights! Ready to see how much useless knowledge can fit in your wallet? Each week we invite our guests to join our “Tropical Dream Team” for Trivia Night on Thursdays. It’s a great time to meet and visit with other guests staying at our property as well as other visitors and locals alike! It’s always a fun night out with a friendly competition that tests your random knowledge of movies/music/science/geography (we can use all the help we can get in these categories) and more movie trivia! Only $5BZD per player with the winning team splitting the pot!
There are many activities in San Pedro throughout the week, look no further than The Truck Stop for great food and a fun time!