The Women’s Travel Edition of Destinations Travel and Lifestyles magazine has recently published a four-page color spread on Belize. The magazine recommended Placencia for visitors who want to “surf or turf” on their vacation, referring to the peninsula’s location on the southeastern coast of Belize.
The Placencia Peninsula, named “Pleasant Point” by the Spanish, is one of Belize’s most charming and idyllic destinations. Still primarily home to small fishing villages, Placencia has risen to prominence as the gateway to the Belize Barrier Reef, a vast archipelago of more than 400 islands set along the largest coral reef system in the western hemisphere.
Destinations Travel and Lifestyles magazine highlighted Placencia’s pure white sands and proximity to the islands as a great place for its readers to visit. The magazine also recommended Placencia for popular activities such as snorkeling, sea kayaking, diving, and swimming. Placencia is also rapidly becoming a top sportfishing destination where anglers can test their mettle against tarpon, barracuda, marlin, and sailfish or strive to complete a Grand Slam.
Destinations Travel and Lifestyles magazine also remarked upon the fact that Placencia is well-placed close to some of the most popular attractions on the mainland as well, including hiking through the vast Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, bird watching and learning more about indigenous species such as tapirs, monkeys and jaguars, and exploring ancient Maya cities located deep in the jungle.
The magazine also recommended that its readers stay at Chabil Mar Resort. Located on the Placencia Peninsula just a short walk from Placencia Village, Chabil Mar has luxury villas, each decorated with colorful artwork and furnished with items crafted from locally grown hardwoods. Chabil Mar is a perennial TripAdvisor favorite thanks to favorable reviews from guests and an abiding commitment to outstanding customer service.
Guests at Chabil Mar can choose to lounge in one of the resort’s hammocks, enjoy al fresco dining on the resort’s sea pier, swim in one of Chabil Mar’s two infinity pools, stroll through the resort’s lush tropical garden, or explore the coastline with the free use of a HobieCat sailboat. The resort also has its own team of gourmet chefs who serve up a delicious medley of both Belizean and international cuisine.
Chabil Mar Resort organizes tours and activities to all of the most popular destinations, including snorkeling and diving on the reef, nature excursions on the mainland, boat tours, local culture visits, and explorations of ancient Maya cities, palaces, pyramids, and sacred caves.