Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge; Belize brings adventure to the world


For adventure enthusiasts all around the world, an event worthy of hype and excitement is finally here. The 2016 Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge in Belize is back and the epic competition will be as fierce as the Belizean jungles in which the race will take place.

Belize provides the perfect setting for an action adventure race. Set in the Maya mountains in the lush tropical jungles of Belize, co-ed groups of four compete for 3 days and 3 nights traversing more than 220 miles of the Maya mountains.

Competitors will spend the three days mountain biking, trekking, orienteering, canoeing, rappelling and spelunking. The epic race starts and ends in the beautiful town of San Ignacio, nestled in the foothills of the Maya mountains which serves as the gateway to adventure.

The competition showcases the very best of what Belize has to offer nature and adventure enthusiasts all over the world. Sprawling valleys, exotic wildlife, fresh pure rivers, breath-taking scenery, ancient Mayan cities, off-beaten trails and untouched cave systems become the backdrop for the epic race from start to finish.

Speaking about the race, executive director  of Friends for Conservation and Development (FCD), Rafael Manzanero, said that there is another part of Belize that is rarely seen, the Maya mountains, and the FCD challenges people to come and see what this country is really all about.

“The Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge has taken on a life of its own. What started as a typical adventure race production has developed into a testament of one of the last truly unspoiled corners of the world,” Julia Pollock, director of the competition said.

The 2016 race begins on February 20th.

After experiencing Belize’s vast and unspoiled countryside, participants of the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge are invited to relax and rejuvenate at Chabil Mar on the beautiful Placencia peninsula in southern Belize.

The resort offers a plethora of Belize vacation packages including a premium 7-night package to scuba dive at the site the famous explorer, Jacques Cousteau, made popular: the Great Blue Hole.

Placencia Belize, which was recently selected as one of Travel and Leisure’s best places to visit in 2016, is one of the most unique destinations on earth; with immaculate, pristine beaches, world class cuisine and fine local dining, fun night-life, romantic sunrise and sunsets.

For more information about the Maya Mountain Adventure Challenge Race and visiting Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Start Your Adventure: Your Perfect Summer in Belize

Scenes 2nd Floor Seaview Chabil Mar Belize ResortSummer officially begins on May 1 in the lovely Central American nation of Belize. Whether you’re interested in exploring the jungle ruins of the Maya or enjoying swimming, snorkeling and diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean, Belize has it all. With a friendly, English-speaking population and warm sunny days, Belize is the perfect place to spend your summer vacation.

Chabil Mar

A beach lounge awaits you at Chabil Mar, the Guest Exclusive Luxury Resort of the Placencia Peninsula.

Located just a short walk down the beach from the picturesque Placencia Village, Chabil Mar is the ideal place to relax and unwind on your vacation to Belize. For nine consecutive years, Chabil Mar has been awarded with the Travelers Award for the Best of Belize and Central America. Chabil Mar offers al fresco dining throughout, giving diners an unforgettable experience as they savor gourmet food in full view of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

The Best Food Anywhere in Belize

Rated by Fodor as the “Choice for Luxury” in Southern Belize, Chabil Mar features a team of top-quality chefs. With a wide variety of fresh-caught seafood, local delicacies, and gourmet fare, Chabil Mar serves up some of the most delicious food found anywhere in the country.

Belize Adventures

Imagine the perfect day in Belize…

  • Snorkeling in the pristine waters of the Caribbean…
  • Diving the great Belize Barrier Reef…
  • Sailing the turquoise seas…
  • Enjoying a sunset cruise…
  • Savoring a cocktail on the beach…
  • Spending the day exploring the pristine jungle…
  • Relaxing in a hammock underneath the shade of a palm tree…
  • Fishing for snapper, grouper, and many other gamefish…
  • Enjoying your fresh-caught fish prepared by one of our chefs…
  • Climbing to the top of an ancient Mayan pyramid…
  • Spending happy hour out on the lagoon…
  • Strolling down the beach to enjoy lunch at Placencia Village…

…and so much more!

Book Early and Save

Summer rates run from May 1 to December 15. Book early and save.

A few winter dates are still available. Act now to get the best accommodations anywhere in Belize.

Contact Us Today

To take advantage of these special rates while they’re still available, contact us today.

Toll Free US/CAN Telephone: 1-866-417-2377
Local Telephone: 011-501-523-3606

Chabil Mar features an on-site concierge with a full range of services, as well as a wedding and honeymoon planner for couples wanting to experience the ultimate romantic vacation in a tropical paradise.