it is widely believed that the inspiration behind this 1987 hit for Madonna is a small town on an island in Belize.
According to Madonna’s interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, “I don’t know where San Pedro is. At that point, I wasn’t a person who went on holidays to beautiful islands. I may have been on the way to the studio and seen an exit ramp for San Pedro”
Despite the actual location, Madonna has said the song was her tribute to the “beauty and mystery of Latin American people”. Spanish for The Beautiful Island…La Isla Bonita
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