The Financial Express recently published a list of their Top 10 Winter Destinations, and Belize received high praise. Recommended for its lovely warm climate during the winter months, the Financial Express described Belize as a small country full of amazing attractions, including bird watching, exploring ancient Maya ruins, and snorkeling and scuba diving on its pristine barrier reef.
The latest article from Financial Express is just one of many from popular publications that have recommended visiting Belize in 2018. In the last few months, Fodor’s, CBC, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, and National Geographic have all listed Belize as a must-see destination in 2018.
The best place in Belize to enjoy both the beauty of the beach and offshore reef, as well as all of the exotic nature on the mainland, is the Placencia Peninsula on the southeastern coast of Belize. Often called the “Caye (Island) You Can Walk To,” Placencia is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of land less than half a mile across but has more than 16 miles of golden sand beaches along the Caribbean.
At the southern tip of the peninsula is Placencia Village, a Guinness Book of World Records holder for having the smallest main street in the world, actually a four-foot wide sidewalk that is off-limits to vehicular traffic. This “main street” is where Placencia hosts an annual Sidewalk Art Festival every February that transforms the passageway into a gauntlet of booths selling artwork, furniture, food, drinks, and handmade items.
Other popular things to do and see in and around Placencia include snorkeling and diving on the reef, celebrating Lobsterfest in June, visiting whale sharks during the springtime, and exploring the vast Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to the world’s only jaguar conservation program.
“We are happily surprised to see the Financial Express join the growing list of travel publications that recommend visiting Belize,” said Larry France, Marketing Manager of Chabil Mar. “We look forward to sharing authentic Belizean hospitality to visitors from around the world.”
The best place to stay on the Placencia Peninsula is Chabil Mar. Located right on the beach just a five-minute walk from Placencia Village, Chabil Mar has luxuriously appointed villas, a gourmet restaurant, two freshwater swimming pools, and a full complement of services and conveniences.
Chabil Mar is an excellent place for honeymoons, weddings, family vacations, and adventure travelers and has a number of Belize vacation packages available that include the best that both the jungle and sea in Belize have to offer.
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