Here Are 5 Fun Things To See And Do in Placencia Belize in January 2024

January, a month often synonymous with cold and dreary weather in many parts of the world, is transformed into a time of vibrant celebration and warmth in Belize. Placencia, a stunning peninsula known for its pristine beaches and rich cultural experiences, emerges as a perfect escape from the winter blues.

For those visiting Placencia in January 2024, there are numerous fun things to see and do, offering an ideal blend of relaxation and adventure. From exploring the colorful marine life through snorkeling to enjoying local festivals, the activities are endless. As we venture into the heart of this paradise in January 2024, we find ourselves wrapped in an experience that is both invigorating and relaxing, filled with unique opportunities to explore and enjoy.

Welcoming 2024 in Placencia Style

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The new year in Placencia is not just a change of calendar; it’s a festive, joyous affair that sets the tone for the rest of your visit. As 2024 dawns, the air is electric with excitement. The beaches come alive with sparkling lights and music, creating a festive atmosphere that is both exhilarating and uniquely Belizean. The New Year’s Eve celebrations here are a delightful mix of local traditions and modern festivity, offering a memorable way to ring in the new year under a canopy of stars.

Relax on Placencia Beaches

Discover the Best Beaches of Belize

While much of the world is bundled up against the cold, Placencia’s beaches offer a sunny respite. Recognized as the best in the country, these stretches of sand are more than just a picturesque setting; they are a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation. Imagine lounging on soft sands, listening to the gentle waves, and feeling the warm sun melting away the stress of the previous year. The beaches here are not just beautiful; they are therapeutic.

Tours Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Monkey River

The Enigmatic Howler Monkeys

For nature enthusiasts, Placencia is a gateway to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders in Belize. A nature tour in January is a refreshing adventure. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, a haven for jaguars and a myriad of other wildlife offers an immersive experience in Belize’s lush jungle. The Monkey River tour, meanwhile, is a delightful journey through mangroves, where curious howler monkeys and diverse bird species captivate visitors. These tours are not just excursions; they are vivid stories written by nature itself.

Snorkel or Scuba Dive the Belize Barrier Reef

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Placencia’s proximity to the Belize Barrier Reef makes it an ideal spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The reef, teeming with marine life, is a world waiting to be explored. Sites like Laughing Bird Caye and the Silk Cayes are underwater sanctuaries where divers can swim alongside a rainbow of fish, graceful rays, and perhaps even gentle sea turtles. Each dive is a discovery, and each snorkel trip is an encounter with the miraculous beauty of the underwater world.

Explore The Vibrant Life of Placencia Village

No visit to Placencia in January is complete without exploring the heart of its community: Placencia Village. This charming community buzzes with life, offering a glimpse into the soul of Belizean culture. A stroll through the village in January is a feast for the senses, with beach bars and restaurants offering an array of culinary delights. Each establishment, from the quaint to the sophisticated, tells a story, inviting visitors to become a part of Placencia’s vibrant community, even if just for a meal or a refreshing drink.

Chabil Mar – Your Dream Stay in Placencia

Discover the Best Beaches of Belize This Fall

As you plan your unforgettable January 2024 getaway to Placencia, consider making Chabil Mar your home base. Our stunning beach resort, nestled near all the attractions mentioned above, is more than just a place to stay. It is an experience, a part of your journey. With a variety of Belize vacation packages, Chabil Mar ensures that your visit is not just a trip but a tapestry of memorable moments. In Placencia, every day is an invitation to explore, relax, and celebrate the joy of life, especially in the warmth of January.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional experience; book your stay at Chabil Mar now and transform your January into a story of adventure and relaxation.

For more information about Placencia,  feel free to chat with our Concierge at: or contact our Reservations Manager at: Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Want to Stay Healthy During Your Belize Vacation? Don’t Stop Eating Chocolate!

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If your dreams include diving into vats of chocolate, being left alone with a fork and a mile-long sweet table or if you can’t pass a candy counter without tossing a chocolate bar into your cart, you’re probably addicted, and that’s a good thing! The darker the chocolate, the better this sweet (and sometimes savory) treat is for your health, so no worries about your doctor begging you to swear off the stuff. Adding chocolate to your life can keep you healthy and happy.

It’s all a matter of nutrients: flavonoids in cocoa beans fight toxins and repair cell damage and anti-oxidants in cocoa beans help your cells fight free radicals that attack your body and even cause low-density lipoprotein (LDL) to clog your artery walls. There’s more: flavanols lower blood pressure, improve blood flow to the heart and brain and aid in the clotting process when you suffer a skin break. Who wouldn’t fall in love with the cocoa bean after finding out how much it does for your body?

Given this bounty of health benefits, you might want to make a pilgrimage to Chocolate Mecca. We call it Belize. You’ll call it heaven. Here, the cocoa crop has been king since Belize’s Toledo Cacao Growers Association (TCGA) was formed in 1984 to take advantage of Belize’s superior soil and weather. As a result of this large-scale emphasis on cultivating cocoa beans, Belize has become something of a chocolate capital.

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Given your passion for chocolate and Belize’s reputation, you owe it to yourself to make a pilgrimage here. Nibble on chocolate as you book a stay at Chabil Mar Resort, one of the most glamorous accommodations in Belize, where complimentary chocolates are always part of a sweet stay.

Make time for the beach. Set off on adventurous water activities. But your sweet tooth won’t be satisfied unless you spend a majority of your time in country exploring the history, versatility and benefits of chocolate. Chabil Mar’s transport service and concierge desk can send you off on delicious, chocolate-focused tours like these:

-Travel to a farm to see how cacao crops are grown in an agricultural setting
– Learn how cacao is processed and used in recipes and products that are putting Belize on the map
-Learn to use a stone tool to make chocolate during a chocolate tour
-Sample unusual foods—everything from decadent desserts to wines!

Stop at specialty shops where homemade candies, wines, souvenirs and even chocolate-themed clothing will tempt you, but don’t be surprised by the amount of stamina you enjoy during your Belize vacation. After all, you’re giving your body big hits of flavanols and antioxidants throughout your stay, so keep indulging!

Think there’s nothing else to get excited about once you undertake your pilgrimage? Au contraire, chocolate lover. Start making plans immediately to return to Belize next May. That’s when the nation pulls out all stops to honor its most successful cash crop by staging a three-day bash known near and far as the annual Chocolate Festival of Belize. Your Chabil Mar hosts will be happy to welcome you back when you return for those three days of insanity. Sweet insanity, of course!

Visit our website for more information on traveling to 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.


JetBlue’s Inaugural Direct Flight from New York to Belize Kicks Off Today: A Gateway to Paradise Unveiled

JetBlue Airways, in a transformative partnership with the Belize Tourism Board, has today launched a momentous direct flight service from New York’s JFK Airport to the enchanting country of Belize. This inaugural flight marks a significant milestone in travel, seamlessly connecting the bustling energy of New York City with the serene splendor of Belize, a nation celebrated for its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse cultural heritage.

A Seamless Connection: New York to Belize

Your Guide to Arriving at Belize's International Airport

This direct flight is a game-changer for travelers, particularly New Yorkers, facilitating a smooth transition from the urban expanse to a tropical haven. Belize, previously a destination requiring multiple flights and extensive travel time, is now a simple, single flight away. The introduction of this route reflects a commitment to making Belize’s unspoiled landscapes, rich biodiversity, and vibrant cultural mosaic more accessible than ever before.

Exploring Belize: A Blend of Nature and Culture

belize reef

The Belize Barrier Reef beckons to those seeking underwater adventures, offering a stunning display of marine life and coral formations. The ancient Maya ruins scattered across the country provide a window into a historical and architectural legacy, inviting a journey through time. Furthermore, the cultural richness of Belize, with its blend of Maya, Mestizo, Creole, Garifuna, and other communities, offers a vibrant, authentic experience of the country’s diverse heritage.

Chabil Mar: The Ultimate Belize Retreat

Chabil Mar Wins 2023 Travelers’ Choice Award

Are you ready for an unparalleled tropical retreat? With the launch of JetBlue’s direct flight from New York to Belize, your dream vacation at Chabil Mar is just a booking away. Nestled along the stunning Placencia coastline in southern Belize, Chabil Mar is not just a resort; it’s a gateway to a world of luxury, adventure, and natural beauty.

As you step off the plane, a serene paradise awaits you. Chabil Mar, known for its exclusive ambiance and personalized service, stands as a jewel in Belize’s crown. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere of elegance and tranquility. Our villas, each a blend of comfort and style, offer breathtaking views and a sense of serene privacy.

Imagine starting your day with a gourmet breakfast overlooking the turquoise Caribbean Sea, followed by an adventure into the lush Belize jungle or an exploration of the world-renowned Belize Barrier Reef. At Chabil Mar, every day is a new opportunity for adventure or relaxation. Indulge in bespoke services, from spa treatments to private dining experiences, all tailored to your preferences.

In the evenings, unwind by taking a stroll on our private beach or relax in your villa’s comfort, the sound of the waves providing a tranquil backdrop. Our on-site culinary team is ready to delight your taste buds with a fusion of local and international cuisine, crafted from the freshest local ingredients.

Chabil Mar is more than just a vacation; it’s an experience that touches every sense and creates lasting memories. Whether you’re seeking a romantic getaway, a family adventure, or a solo retreat, our resort is designed to cater to your every need and desire.

Book Your Luxurious Escape Today

Luxury resorts in Placencia

Don’t wait to experience the magic of Chabil Mar. With JetBlue’s direct flight from New York to Belize, your luxurious escape is more accessible than ever. Visit our website now to book your stay at Chabil Mar and embark on a journey of relaxation, adventure, and unparalleled luxury. Your Belize paradise awaits!

It’s Engagement Season: Pop the Question in Paradise

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Even folks who don’t read the Bible have heard the popular Ecclesiastes passage that states, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the sun.” That wise statement has been applied to everything from sales to spices, but here’s a season that you may never have heard of: Proposal Season!

From late November to Valentine’s Day on February 14th, this segment of time has become so popular for popping the question, the website The Knot says that 37% of all engagements happen during this period! If you’ve been looking for the perfect time and place to add to that statistic, how about a lush beach in Belize?

Sophie Ross, the writer who dug up that impressive statistic for The Knot, believes that the joy of holidays triggers romantic thoughts, spurring decisions to buy engagement rings, thus leading to this seasonal trend. Further, men are no longer the only gender getting down on one knee. Plenty of women are proposing to their soulmates, too.

You can keep your reason for heading to Belize a secret, so your mission isn’t revealed. “I got us tickets for a Belize holiday,” can be the most casual of hints. Save the real reason for the trip for a moment on the beach while the rest of the world deals with winter weather! No ordinary beach will do for this big occasion. Choose Chabil Mar Resort on the Placencia peninsula, home to the highest rated beaches in Belize!

So many places to propose!

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Chabil Mar’s landscape is awash in natural beauty so if you don’t want to propose on the beach, beautifully landscaped grounds, poolside, or your beautiful accommodation all suffice. Propose over a sumptuous meal at any of the resort’s dining spots: Café Mar, the Kaleidoscope Bar & Lounge or make arrangements to reserve a private place on the pier where the moon and stars can witness your proposal.

Show the love of your life your practical side by booking a Belize vacation package that can be customized to suit your interests and lifestyle, and since a package includes digs, meals, onsite activities, arrival and departure perks, you couldn’t pick a bad one if you tried! You, of course, must remember to bring the ring!

Make Placencia your paradise on earth

Reasons You’ll Love Visiting Placencia

Since Chabil Mar is ideally located along this 16-mile-long finger of land, it’s easy to navigate, so when you’re in the mood to wander a bit, fun awaits. Walk to Placencia Village to shop, sightsee, browse galleries, and sample ethnic foods. Chabil Mar’s complimentary shuttle is your conduit to pub crawling and dancing in town.

Experience romance like never before in Placencia in 2024. Placencia’s breathtaking beauty provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable moments, from dream proposals to magical celebrations. For couples who have been waiting for the perfect time to celebrate their love, this tropical paradise offers an idyllic setting. Imagine a proposal under the stars or a beachside celebration – Placencia is the place where your romantic dreams come to life. Start planning your special moment in this enchanting destination now.

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.