Placencia Belize :The Best Place to Travel in August

belize in august


It’s Okay to Share the Secret: August in Placencia Belize is Amazing

What comes to mind when someone broaches the topic of August vacation? For most parents—-even those who won’t admit it aloud—-the opening of school is at the top of their list of reasons to celebrate. And August is getting a reputation for being one of the best months for a Belize destination wedding because brides and grooms favor June, September and October, so events can be staged at exotic venues without being interrupted by hordes of tourists.

Even the weather is delicious with daytime highs of 86-degrees F that drop to 78-degrees F at night. Of course, everything about your August vacation hangs on your destination, and in case you haven’t heard the rumors, Placencia is an ideal place to bring the kids, schedule a wedding or take advantage of low rates on everything. 

Because there are no crowds, you get your first choice of everything from lodgings and restaurant seatings to the rainbow of activities available to folks eager to get in a last taste of summer fun before Autumn rolls around. And since major international airlines recognize the uptick in Belize traffic during the month of August, their flight schedules remain frequent and you can find affordable rates, too. 

Best Place to Visit in August: Placencia Belize
Placencia Village, Belize

August in Placencia offers an extraordinary variety of experiences. This lush peninsula has come out of the shadows to compete with Belize hot spots like Ambergris Caye, minus those crowds. It’s the ideal area for offshore diving, snorkeling, fishing and water sports, and award-winning resorts like Chabil Mar Villas sweeten their invitation every August by offering fantastic deals to northerners who are sad to watch summer fade into the sunset.

To make sure services and amenities are every bit as luxurious and welcoming in August as they are during Belize’s high season, staffers at Chabil Mar like to joke that summer visitors get extra pampering simply because reduced visitor numbers mean they are able give each guest the individual attention he or she deserves.

Whether you’re eager to grab a last summer hurrah on a shoestring, you’ve decided to get married now–before the bride’s mom goes off on a $10,000 spending spree for wedding arrangements–our your kids have earned a last fling before the school bell tolls, Chabil Mar in Placencia is the perfect way to end a perfect summer: with cash in your wallet and a low balance on your credit card!

How Spending Time Outdoors in Belize is Good for Your Health

Belize is Good for Your Health

It’s the healthiest place in Central America in addition to being so much fun. Visit Belize and discover why Science Daily proves that there’s a relationship between good health and the great outdoors.

University of East Anglia studies prove “that exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress and high blood pressure.” This data was gathered from 290 million people across the globe, so this is no wimpy research study.

Why mention this? Because we all want to stay healthy so we don’t miss out on life’s adventures, many of which can be found only in Belize. Next time someone asks you why you chose Belize over other vacation spots, tell them that this nation offers endless opportunities to pursue healthy activities. Here are just a few of them!

Belize is more than a place: It’s a state of mind

-“Bathe” in Belize’s lush forests. No undressing required. In Japan, forest bathing is a ritual undertaken by people eager to enhance their physical and mental health.

-Bathe in the sun, too. Soak in vitamin D that helps you absorb calcium and lift your spirits. A daily dose of Belize sun can boost your immune system and soothe you, too.

-Discover Belize’s people and culture by biking or hiking. Picturesque towns filled with local color beckon visitors eager to walk and browse or bicycle around. Find out what it’s like to do both without dodging traffic.

-Partake of water sports that make Belize the recreational capital of the Caribbean. Kayak, swim, sail and enjoy the rush as your heart pumps, muscles react and adrenaline courses through your body.

-Find inspiration everywhere. From hundreds of ancient Maya ruins to breathtaking waterfalls, jungles and wildlife, Belize is a treat for the eye, body and soul. You will need extra batteries for your camera.

A haven on Belize’s Placencia peninsula

Where’s the best place to enjoy all of this largesse? Chabil Mar Villas, the resort that specializes in customized stays for folks who are healthy and active as well as those eager to rest and relax long enough to restore their energy levels.

This luxury resort, known for excellence in service, gorgeous environs and amenities that delight returning guests, must be seen to believed. You’re invited to take a visual tour right now.

This exercise in visualization will have to suffice until you can get to Placencia! Imagine yourself feeling happy and healthy at Chabil Mar where the weather is idyllic, the people are friendly and tours are so amazing, it’s impossible to see everything during a single holiday.

Sound like the ideal way to get your share of sun, fun and healthy vacationing? Contact the Reservations Team at or use the toll-free number to do so: 1-866-417-2377 to learn more about Belize. Everything you crave awaits in Placencia Belize where Mother Nature reigns supreme and Chabil Mar staff looks forward to taking care of you.

Greenland Shark Believed to Live in the Arctic Found in Belizean Waters

Greenland Shark Discovered in Belize

Dеvаnѕhі Каѕаnа, a Ph.D. candidate with Florida International University, and her colleagues have recently had a freak encounter with a Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef. Notably, this is the first time that anyone has encountered a Greenland shark within the Western Caribbean.

The creature’s body length was somewhere between 10 to 11 feet long and it was specifically discovered within Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve. This particular species belongs to the “sleeper” family of sharks, a family commonly encountered within the chilly depths of the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans, and is a bulky creature with a round snout, undersized fins, and a grayish-brown coloring. The Greenland shark is believed to be the oldest living vertebrate in recorded science, known to live in excess of 400 years, and primary feasts on prey like polar bear carcasses. Kasana’s party encountered the Greenland shark while working with local fishermen to tag tiger sharks.

The circumstances of this discovery involved a lengthy nocturnal fishing session that saw the weather worsen as the sun began to rise. During one final check on their equipment, one of the lines revealed a sluggish-moving non-tiger shark. Some compared the discovery to something akin to an animate, long smooth stone. After analyzing the sea creature’s other characteristics, the collective narrowed things down and surmised it to be a sleeper shark of some variety. Upon considering the shark’s specific characteristics, consensus hovered around the beast being either a genuine Greenland shark or a hybrid between Greenland and a Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosus pacificus).

The waters where the shark was discovered get quite deep, plummeting to a range as deep as 9,500 feet, making it cold enough for a Greenland shark to endure. Chapman has been leading shark tracking projections within Glover’s Reef for nearly 20 years and his data has been shared with a collaborative effort with the Belizean government, shark fishers, scientists, and other relevant groups; their efforts have helped to improve protections and prohibitions related to shark fishing within two miles of any Belizean atoll.

If you would like your own chance to discover just how wild and varied the world’s marine life can be, consider coming to Belize. Chabil Mar is one of the leading resorts in the country, especially as it offers tours of the Belize Barrier Reef, the penultimate largest barrier reef on the planet.

Visit 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.

Explore the Amazing Underwater World of Glover’s Reef in Belize

Named for an infamous 17th-century English pirate (John Glover) who once used the area to stage attacks on Spanish galleons laden with gold, Glover’s Reef is the southernmost atoll in Belize.

There are only four atolls in the world that are located in the Atlantic Ocean, and Belize is home to three of them, including Glover’s Reef Atoll. Thousands of years ago, the area was home to an island surrounded by a ring of coral. Over time, the island eroded away, leaving behind the ring of coral with a large central lagoon in the middle.

The protected waters in that lagoon are why people come from around the world to scuba dive at Glover’s Reef Atoll. The lagoon measures some 15 miles (24 km) by four miles (six km) and is home to more than 700 patch reefs with dozens of different species of coral. This diverse landscape is home to a colorful underwater garden where schools of fish, sharks, conch, rays, lobsters, sea turtles, and even dolphins live, play, feed, and give birth to their young.

Scuba diving expeditions usually head to one of the islands located on the outer edge of the atoll. From there, several options await, including places for shelf diving, wall diving, and exploring the coral landscapes. Glover’s Reef has been a protected nature reserve since 1993, and the ban on commercial fishing has allowed the marine life in this area to thrive.

Don’t be surprised to see dozens of different fish species when you dive Glover’s Reef Atoll, including grouper, mackeral, barracuda, tarpon, angelfish, yellow jack, snapper, black durgons, parrotfish, and many more. The waters of the lagoon are incredibly clear, nearly transparent, making it feel like a gigantic aquarium.

There’s also plenty to enjoy on land as well. The islands around the atoll are home to mangrove forests, white sandy beaches, bright blue skies, and incredible views of the Caribbean. There are no full-time inhabitants on Glover’s Reef Atoll, but the Wildlife Conservation Society operates a research station that relies entirely on solar and wind energy. The research station is only open to marine scientists, but visiting the research station serves as a great introduction to the incredible beauty of the region.

If you’re interested in scuba diving Glover’s Reef, book your vacation with the Chabil Mar Resort. Located on the coast of southeastern Belize, Chabil Mar is close to Glover’s Reef and other top attractions on the Belize Barrier Reef.

Contact Chabil Mar’s Concierge at to discuss Glovers Reef and your diving options for Southern Belize.

If You Love to Celebrate, September in Belize is Your Destination!

Belize Independence Celebrations

September has replaced June as the most popular month for weddings, which means anniversaries make great excuses to travel south during this month. September birthday holidays coincide with kids returning to school, so it’s the ideal month for parents to get a babysitter and escape. Besides, low-season perks make September an ideal month to visit thanks to the absence of crowds, a mellower vibe, and seasonal cost savings at Chabil Mar Villas, located on the Placencia Peninsula

What to do at Chabil Mar this September? The list is endless!

  • September 5th is Labor Day in the USA. Citizens get a break from work back home. You are invited to stay active. The resort’s menus offer sea-focused options and inland adventures.
  • Bring the book you’ve been trying to read along and indulge in every page since September 6th is Read a Book Day. There are lots of comfy lounges situated around either of Chabil Mar’s two infinity pools, one of which can help you achieve your goal of finishing that book.
  • September 8th is National Grandparents Day. If you’re a grandparent, show your kids and grands that you’re no lounge lizard. Take advantage of Chabil Mar’s kayaks, paddleboards, and bicycle inventory. If you’re not a grandparent, bike into Placencia Village and pick up an appropriate gift for yours.
  • On September 10th, join the national St. Georges Caye Day celebration that marks the occasion of a consortium of British Settlers, buccaneers, and slaves who came together to kick Spanish interlopers out of the country on this day in 1798. Don’t miss a minute of the fireworks, parades, cultural events, and festivities. 
  • If you didn’t get enough excitement during your St. Georges Caye Day celebration, bust a bunch of moves on National Dance Day on September 18th. Check with your Chabil Mar host about a visit to Seine Bight, an epicenter of Garifuna music and dancing. You could even learn to play the drum if the spirit moves you.
  • Once under the thumb of the U.K., British Honduras officially became Belize on September 21, 1981. Independence Day is a non-stop party that goes day and night. You can watch all the jubilation as a spectator, or jump into parades, dance with costumed celebrants, soak in the music, and take part in every entertainment. 

September in Belize

Make September the month you save on your Belize Beach Vacation

While the month of September offers you no shortage of excuses to celebrate in Belize, guests taking advantage of a current Chabil Mar special may want to be one of the lucky tourists snagging a money-saving special that salutes the end of the summer season and can help you stick around longer without spending an extra penny. 

Vacation at Chabil Mar for 5 nights, but only pay for 4. Stick around for 7 nights and pay for only 5 of them. Act expeditiously. Word of this extended stay offer is spreading, so you’ll want to book right now. Bring your party hat. It’s not mandatory but why not go all out during your September escape?

Belize September Vacations

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 vacation.

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