December in Placencia Belize

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5 Great Reasons to Visit Placencia in December

December is simply a fabulous month to visit Belize. With lots of clear skies and plenty of sunshine, the weather is truly fantastic in December. As the world has begun to catch up with the fact that Belize is a vacation paradise with lots of things to do and see, more and more airlines have begun to offer non-stop flights from North America to Belize. As the region’s only English-speaking country, Belize is a great place for family vacations, adventures in nature, and romantic getaways.

With close access to both the reef and the top attractions on the mainland, the sandy shores of the Placencia Peninsula are an ideal base for a great December vacation in Belize.

Here are 5 terrific reasons to visit Placencia in December:

The End of the World Marathon

What started out as a semi-humorous way to celebrate the so-called prediction by the Maya that the world would end in 2012 has now become a Placencia classic. Runners can participate in either a half or full marathon as they race up and down the peninsula as throngs of fans cheer them on.

Escape the Rush

The first three weeks of the month (December 1-21) are the ideal time to benefit from the gorgeous weather while escaping the crowds that descend on Belize during the Christmas holidays.

Every Day is a Beach Day

The beaches of Placencia are regularly voted as the best in the country, a truly special honor in a nation with 180 miles of coastlines and hundreds of islands. Perhaps that’s why the locals refer to Placencia as “Barefoot Perfect”.

Lots of Things to Do and See

Although many people choose to vacation in Belize over the Christmas and New Years holidays, the first three weeks of December are also a great time to snorkel and dive the Belize Barrier Reef, explore ancient Maya pyramids and temples, and hike through the pristine rainforests and jungles that make Belize special. And, from Placencia, all these magnificent adventures and treasures are available from one central location.

Chabil Mar


Located just a few minutes’ walk down the beach from the picturesque Placencia Village, Chabil Mar is a multiple award-winning guest exclusive resort with its own lush tropical garden, two infinity beach-side pools, gourmet on-site restaurant, and beautiful luxury villas with personal verandas.

Spa days for pampering, on-site concierge to meet your every delight and complimentary use of bicycles, paddle boards and kayaks are just a sampling of the service and amenities at Chabil Mar, so you can be as active or relaxed as you want to be.

In order to take advantage of the wonderful weather from December 1-21 and escape the holiday rush, be sure to book your December vacation in Belize today. Contact our Reservations Manager for more information or to complete your December Belize beach vacation.

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8 Reasons to Make it a December to Remember in Placencia, Belize

Belize and Placencia in December

Have you declared 2021 the year you shake things up and end routines? Launch your mission by trading that December Florida or Arizona trip for Belize—and for all of the right reasons.

North America is awash in moody holiday shoppers by the time December 1st rolls around each year, which is why it’s not surprising to see more and more tourists grab their resort togs and flip flops and flee south.

While Florida and Arizona are traditional destinations for many, there’s been a sea change in December travel: These days, Belize is the idyllic solution to winter blues. It’s gorgeous, nearby, affordable and very therapeutic for those desperate for a respite once Thanksgiving leftovers are nothing but memories.

For tourists craving an extreme party scene, Ambergris Caye beckons. For those eager to have a blast, go adventuring, relax and avoid crowds, there is no better destination than Placencia, the destination that is fast becoming the trendiest place in Belize.

This 16-mile-long finger of land has the unique distinction of offering something for everyone, regardless of their vacation style, which is why you’ll hear it mentioned regularly when travel writers survey solo travelers, families, couples, honeymooners and groups eager to spend quality time far from obligations back home.

Consider these 8 incentives, each of which is compelling on its own.

1. Pile on the sunscreen. Daytime temperatures average 83; it’s a comfy 70-degrees F at night.

2. Flights to Belize from the U.S. and Canada are so frequent use your frequent flyer miles, fly last minute or take advantage of “deals” aggregators like Kayak offer.

3. The beaches along the Placencia coastline are pristine. Whether you are into sunbathing, kayaking, picnicking or finally getting that book read, take to the beach (and don’t forget sunglasses).

4. Placencia resorts are fast becoming known as Belize’s most beautiful properties and if you choose Chabil Mar, expect top-draw service, lush surroundings and movie set-worthy accommodations that can be hard to leave!


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5. Express your wildest wishes to your Chabil Mar host and you’ll be accommodated. The resort’s adventure menu is a smorgasbord of treats: rainforests, jungles, caves, Maya ruins, scuba diving, wildlife refuges and cultural experiences. Shopping Placencia Village is an adventure unto itself if this is your passion!

6. Belize food is an amalgam of exotic cuisines with deep roots in Creole, Garifuna and European culinary traditions. Chabil Mar chefs are skilled at preparing fusions that take advantage of locally-grown produce and freshly-caught seafood. Yes, you could gain a few pounds.

7. Enjoy an amazing Christmas or New Year’s Eve holiday if you come at the end of the month. From sacred services to fun activities, you won’t miss the traditions of either holiday and there’s a good chance you’ll spend less than you would back home, too.

8. Yes, we saved the best for last! Book immediately and as long as your reservation is on the books by October 31st, get a deal that could be too irresistible to ignore.

Visit our website 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 December Vacation.

Before The Year Ends, You Should Visit Placencia Belize

Be at Ease at Chabil Mar Resort Belize

During the endless months you found yourself sequestering, social distancing, and adopting a new lifestyle to cope with Covid-19, did you create a wish list of things you wanted to do as soon as travel was again available and open to you? In case you hadn’t heard the news, October 1, 2020, marked a grand opening for the tourism industry in Belize because that’s the day the international airport reopened for travelers.

Immediately after this, hotels, resorts, restaurants, and attractions were ready to open, too – and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Mandated by Belize tourism authorities, word spread throughout the nation that no property could open to visitors unless it met a long list of conditions related to the virus that was capable of reassuring guests. These sanctions included masks, social distancing, temperature checks, and internationally-approved health, sanitation, and ventilation standards.

How impactful have these required measures proven to be for tourists hesitant to get on a plane? Harvard University scholars say that flying is “as safe or substantially safer” than more routine activities like dining out or shopping, and resort practices are equally stringent and impactful.

If you’re sick of waiting and need that vacation more than ever, look into booking a stay at Chabil Mar, the award-winning beach property located on the Placencia peninsula. Because Chabil Mar met all of the criteria for a safe and healthy environment, the property received one of the very first “Gold Standard Hotel” designations so there is no safer resort on the peninsula. If you’re more than ready to round out your year by vacationing under the warm sun, you’ve still got time to make a reservation and replace all of that hoping and wishing with packing and planning.

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Here’s your game plan: Start by seeing what awaits you at this lush enclave of tropical beauty and luxury via photos guaranteed to delight all of your senses. Once you’ve seen what awaits, head for the resort’s page that describes year-end specials and packages – extraordinary offers rarely seen at this time of year. Choose the Belize vacation package that best fits your desires and use any of the communication conduits available to you to match up your ideal travel dates.

You did it! Ended endless months of dreaming by finding exactly the place you are meant to be at a time and place that you are likely to appreciate most by turning this opportunity into the perfect end to an imperfect year. Once you snag any of the discounted airfares available to travelers who book early, you can tell friends and family that you’ve given yourself the best holiday gift of all: Time in paradise.

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