Discover Belize’s Reef, Rainforest and Ruins in 2019/2020

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Reefs and Rainforests and Ruins, Oh My! See them all in 2019/2020

Many people believe that R&R stands for rest and relaxation and we won’t argue with them, but in Belize, we take our Rs one step further by boasting about the lushest, most impressive Reef, Rainforests and Ruins in the Caribbean–many of which are located along Belize’s 180 miles of coastline. If Belize presents you with too many delicious activity choices for your 2019, using the Three Rs to plan your time in Belize makes good sense. Make things even easier by staying at Chabil Mar Resort in Placencia, where staff is so helpful setting up guest itineraries, you won’t miss a thing.
 

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Runways, first
To reach Belize, patronize any of the domestic airlines servicing Belize, including Southwest, American, United, Delta, Westjet, and Air Canada. Flights originate in so many North American cities, it can take just hours to get you to Belize. If you’re coming from outside the U.S., book on Taca or Copa Airlines.

 
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Belize Reef adventures
Are you eager to get some exercise while exploring areas around the Belize Barrier Reef? Rent a kayak on Laughing Bird Caye to explore everything from mangrove swamps to white beaches. If aquatics are more your style, snorkel the turquoise waters of the Caribbean to see an astonishing mix of marine life around the reef where you’ll as likely run into scientists studying indigenous marine life as sports enthusiasts.

 
Howler Monkeys in Belize
Belize Rainforests extraordinaire
If you only have time to visit one rainforest, make it to Monkey River where you will find howler monkeys and gain access to the many sites and wonders found in Belize that allows you to pair two Rs on one excursion. Not every rainforest in Belize has such a variety of things to see and do, which is why putting yourself into the hands of tour specialists at Chabil Mar resort is such a great idea. Ask about our signature excursion packages like an exciting jungle trek.
 
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Belize Mayan Ruins galore
If your Monkey River excursion whetted your appetite to explore ancient Maya ruins, then request information from Chabil Mar reservationists about Maya ceremonial centers, villages, temples and ball courts in Belize; our staff can even get you to nearby Guatemala to see Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Extend your adventure by visiting two destinations: Guatemala and Belize. This exciting seven night Belize & Guatemala vacation package is all inclusive, so all of the planning is done for you.
 
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Need we mention Relaxation and Rest?
Your Chabil Mar hosts are experts at arranging all sorts of jungle, sea and combination excursions. Consider a customized pairing of scuba diving with fishing, a visit to Monkey River and Cockscomb Basin or mix and match land-based attractions with adventures at sea. Of course, you can do nothing at all if you wish!

For more information about visiting Belize or Placencia in 2019/2020 , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Enjoy a Fabulous Jungle and Beach Vacation in Belize This Summer

Belize is a small Caribbean nation sandwiched between Guatemala and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula but the country has been blessed with fabulous weather and incredibly diverse natural landscapes. Ranging from unfathomably beautiful tropical islands in the east to lush jungles, majestic waterfalls, and pristine rivers in the west, Belize truly has something for everyone.

The best way to see and experience all the best that Belize has to offer is with a jungle and beach vacation package from Chabil Mar. You can choose from exciting offshore activities like fishing, snorkeling, sailing, and scuba diving the islands and atolls of the Belize Barrier Reef and mix it with adventures on the mainland, including hiking through vast, trackless rainforests, zip lining through the jungle canopy, and exploring ancient ruins left behind by the Maya more than 1,000 years ago.

Belize’s small size makes enjoying a day out on the water one day followed by an exciting tour of the mainland the next simple and easy. Some beach and jungle packages offered by Chabil Mar include staying at the famous Caves Branch Lodge, home to five-star luxury tree houses and exciting nighttime explorations of the jungle.

Other options include heading to the heart of Belize’s western Cayo District and staying at The Lodge at Chaa Creek while enjoying trips to see butterfly farms and exploring ATM Cave, rated by the Discovery Channel as the number one sacred cave in the world. You can also choose to visit the gorgeous Gaia River Lodge located in the heart of the vast Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve where you’ll get a chance to see the tallest waterfalls in Central America.

Chabil Mar is a multiple award-winning luxury resort located right on the golden sands of the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize. For the beach portion of your vacation, you can choose from sea kayaks to explore the nearby islands, boat safari trips up the pristine Monkey River (where yes, you will definitely see plenty of monkeys), and hiking tours of the Cockscomb Basin Nature Preserve, home to all five of Central America’s big cat species, including jaguars.

Chabil Mar’s jungle and beach vacation packages have everything you’ll need to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Belize. Packages include transportation, accommodations at Chabil Mar as well as a partner jungle resort, exciting tours, meals, and other exciting amenities like professional massages, special nature events, and complimentary use of all of the resorts’ facilities.

Visit our website chabilmarvillas.com for more information on Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning a Belize vacation.

 

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Could Your Relationship Use a Boost? Rediscover Each Other in Placencia, Belize

 

If you have a closer relationship with your cell phone than you do with your partner, Belize is calling!

When was the last time you checked your cell phone? Five minutes ago? Can you wait an hour to see who pops up on your radar? It happens. Marriage counselors rarely mention electronics devices as reasons couples split up. But technology can destroy romance, says relationship coach Melinda Carver, who has seen her share of breakups as a result of too many disruptions that get in the way of intimacy.

Carver recommends a getaway to reconnect, and there’s no better place to do just that than in Belize, the escape capital of Central America. No matter the season, you’ll discover everything you need to get into the right mood quickly: warmth, sunlight, rainforests and pristine beaches. Paradise found!

A Villa awaits

The Most Romantic Place to Go in Belize This Summer

Placencia has it all when it comes to mending relationships and re-energizing them, but the resort you choose could make or break your romantic adventure. Happily, you couldn’t pick a hideaway that’s more inviting, romantic and intimate than Chabil Mar Villas. From the moment of your arrival, you’ll understand why Chabil Mar (“beautiful sea”) is exactly the destination you need to renew and revive your enthusiasm for each other.

This contemporary, full-service boutique beach resort is located along the Placencia oceanfront and villas are situated amid lush tropical gardens, so you get as much privacy as you need to reconnect. Interiors are magazine-worthy. Each villa is filled with original local art, hardwood floors and tropical touches. Every amenity a couple requires is provided, but it’s the views of the sea from your private balcony that will delight your senses most.

Can you spend the entirety of your stay in your luxury villa?

You wouldn’t be the first couple to do just that–but you’re situated on the Placencia peninsula where proximity to many of Belize’s natural treasures is too close to ignore. Snorkel or scuba dive off Laughing Bird Caye or the Silk Cayes. Tour rainforests, sail the Monkey River and visit the Cockscomb Wildlife Preserve where animals, waterfalls and jungle trails provide an intoxicating mix of beauty and fascination.

Return to your private world after any of your adventures and dine at the award-winning Restaurant by the Sea before you turn in for the night–or retire early so you don’t miss a single gorgeous sunset. What will your fondest memories be? The quiet hours with no distractions that are sure to remind you both of the time you fell in love.

Can you turn on your devices? That’s your call. But once you see how it easy it can be to enjoy quiet, uninterrupted hours together, you could realize that you don’t really have to keep checking your phone as often as you once believed!

For more information about vacationing in Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Placencia, The Ultimate Beach Destination in Belize

Placencia, Best Beach Destination to visit in Belize 

With more than 400 offshore islands and 200 miles of Caribbean coastline, it can be difficult agreeing on which beach in Belize is the most beautiful.

Much of the country is pristine and untouched, brimming with wildlife and gorgeous flowering plants, so finding the ultimate beach destination in Belize isn’t easy. Add in the fact that the islands have their own inescapable charm, many of the beaches front gorgeous mangrove-lined lagoons, and stretches of white sand are common, making crowning one beach the best an extremely difficult task.

But after carefully reviewing all of its features, benefits, and location, the beaches that reign supreme in Belize are found on the Placencia Peninsula.

The Island You Can Walk To

In Belize, islands are known as “cayes” (pronounced “keys”), and Placencia is often called “The caye you can walk to.” Except for a narrow strip of land measuring just half a mile wide, the Placencia Peninsula is separated from the rest of the mainland in the southeastern part of the country.

Placencia was given its name by the Spaniards, who called this lovely 16-mile long strip of land “Punta Placencia” or “Pleasant Point,” an apt name. Less than a mile wide, the western edge of Placencia is a pristine, mangrove-lined lagoon teeming with fish, birds, and wildlife. On the eastern shore, Placencia fronts the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

Only around 1,500 people live full-time in Placencia, so the peninsula has retained much of its idyllic charm. Most locals are employed in traditional occupations of fishing or farming. There are two villages in Placencia, Seine Beight, a community primarily inhabited by the Garifuna people, and Placencia Village at the southern tip.

Placencia Village serves as the unofficial capital of the peninsula and is the holder of the Guinness Book of World Records title for the smallest main street on the planet, a 4,000 foot-long pedestrian-only sidewalk renowned for its lovely shops, boutique coffee houses, and colorful street murals.

Placencia Village also serves as the gateway to the Belize Barrier Reef.

Adventures Abound

Placencia is a great place to stroll along the beach or enjoy a swim, but it’s also famous for being the access point to the islands of the Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with many protected national parks and marine reserves. The reef abounds with spectacular places to scuba dive, snorkel, fish, and sail.

Placencia’s beaches are formed of pure white sand and offer enough space that you can easily find a secluded spot to relax and unwind or simply admire the stunning views.

Chabil Mar

 

Chabil Mar is an award-winning resort located on the Caribbean coast of the Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize. Chabil Mar features elegantly appointed villas, a gourmet restaurant, a lush tropical garden, and a seafront pier ideal for enjoying meals under the stars.

The resort is conveniently located just a few miles from the Belize Barrier Reef and offer guests Belize vacation packages that include scuba diving and snorkeling on the reef. Chabil Mar also organizes diving and snorkeling tours during the springtime to see migrating whale sharks that visit Belize each year near Gladden Spit on the reef.

Visit our website chabilmarvillas.com for more information on Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning a Belize vacation.

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Gladden Spit & Silk Caye Marine Reserve

belize whale shark diving at Gladden Spit in Placencia BelizeExplore the Natural Wonders of Gladden Spit & Silk Caye Marine Reserve 

The waters off of the coast of Placencia in southeastern Belize were declared a marine reserve in 2001 to protect the rich bio-diversity of hundreds of species of sharks and tropical fish that inhabit the area. The lunar cycles of the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve bring enormous schools of fish to the area to spawn, releasing enormous clouds of eggs that attract top predators like whale sharks.

Although fishing is heavily restricted in the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, visitors to the spectacular blue waters are permitted to engage in one of the most thrilling underwater experiences in Belize – diving with the whale sharks. Being filter feeders, whale sharks pose little danger to humans, allowing divers to interact and play with these beautiful creatures of the deep.

Whale sharks can grow up to 12 meters (41 feet) long, and weigh up to 66,000 pounds, making them the largest-known species of fish on the planet. Feeding on fish eggs, tiny plankton and microscopic shrimp known as krill, whale sharks have no teeth, which is why they can be approached by humans with minimal risk. Whale sharks are curious and playful animals, often approaching and interacting with divers. Because experiencing whale sharks is such a popular attraction, only licensed tour operators can bring divers to the area, arranging tours at specific times to get the best chance of spotting the sharks as they come close to the surface to feed.

Complete Guided Whale Shark Diving Package

If you’d like to swim with the sharks, Chabil Mar is now offering a special whale shark package that includes a guided diving experience with these amazing marine creatures. Located in the beautiful Placencia Village of southeastern Belize, Chabil Mar offer luxury accommodation at affordable prices, with gorgeously-appointed beachfront suites that face the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

For more information about diving with whale sharks in Belize, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge{@}chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at:reservations{@}chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

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