Why Placencia Belize is the Hottest Travel Destination of 2016

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If you smiled when you read the headline, you may already know the answers. Placencia Belize is a hot spot for multiple reasons: you’ll find all the hot weather you desire when snow falls on your coat, affordability makes this a hot destination most of the year, and you won’t find more variety in the place that’s both a quaint village and a verdant peninsula. Need more convincing? Keep reading.

If you’re going to make the most of your vacation in Placencia, you require accommodations that will keep you close to everything this area has to offer, so choosing Chabil Mar Villas, as so many travel authorities recommend, gets your holiday off to the right start. Chabil Mar gives paradise a run for its money and since the name of this luxe resort means “Beautiful Sea,” the 400-feet of Caribbean beach, just steps away from your beautifully-appointed villa facing the sea, offers all of the privacy, amenities and service you desire.

Using your Chabil Mar quarters as a base, take time to explore the peninsula. This ecologically splended area is home to some of Mother Nature’s finest work, so both your eyes and your spirit will be treated to a bounty of wonder. Visit a virgin mangrove-lagoon that’s so ancient and unspoiled, even elusive, endangered Manatees visit. Close proximity to lush, fascinating jungles and rainforests make for exceptional inland adventures that don’t require endless travel time to reach them.

Since Placencia residents are serious about conservation, you benefit as a visitor. Everywhere you travel you’ll be charmed by birds, butterflies, iguanas, flowers, trees, plants and lush gardens. Reverence for the land is not new to Placencia residents; this peninsula’s history is thousands of years old. Mayans may have left their mark before vanishing, but by the 17th century, North Americans, followed by Spaniards, colonized Belize and the Spanish stuck around long enough to bestow the peninsula’s name: Placencia or Pleasant.

Perhaps because this area has been such a melting pot over time, Placencia has a proud history of welcoming people from all points on the compass, so when you visit, you’ll find an international mix of residents, ex-pats and tourists alike. Walk the streets of Placencia village and you’ll as likely run into Chinese immigrants as those whose native tongue is German or members of the region’s Garifuna society, yet everyone speaks English so you can converse with them all.

Getting to know the people of Placencia is a delightful experience, but the excursions, tours, activities and adventures in which you engage will remain forever in your memory. Chat with Chabil Mar Resort hosts and they will take care of booking details so you see and do everything you’ve dreamed about: snorkeling, diving, fishing, tours to see Belize’s Howler Monkey population, river and cave tours, sailing, river kayaking and the unforgettable Belize Barrier Reef that’s so close Placencia, can be geared up for your first dive into the Caribbean Sea in no time.

When you’ve had your fill of nature and history, stroll the village where you will encounter every sort of entertainment and service you require. From fine dining at Placencia bistros to street vendors offering tasty servings of rice and beans and stew chicken to tourists who don’t want to sit down long enough to eat because they’re too busy shopping, having fun and sending selfies back home—it won’t take long for you to discover why Placencia is the only place to visit in 2016.

For more information about visiting Belize or Placencia in 2016 , 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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