Book your vacation in Belize today! Did you know Belize has a lobster festival? I heard about the Placencia Lobster Festival back in January and made it my business to attend not only the lobster festival but Belize had been on my bucket list for about 3 years.
Ultimate Vacation in Belize
If you want to go on vacation but aren’t sure if you should travel to Mexico, Costa Rica or Belize, because they are all great places to explore. There has a be a good reason to choose Belize as their vacation destination vs any of the other wonderful destinations out there.
A vacation in Belize will leave you in awe from the gorgeous white sandy beaches, crystal clear Caribbean water and let’s not forget there is a lobster festival or two for you eat your way around Belize.
Where is Belize
Wedged between Mexico and Guatemala, the tiny country of Belize has become one of the most popular destinations in Central America for both adventure travelers and couples alike.
Belize is surrounded by Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras and it is so easy for travelers to overlook Belize. Belize is just a few hours by air from the United States and Canada so there is no excuse not to experience this wonderful country.
A Belize vacation will offer lush tropical rainforests, beautiful beaches, ancient Maya cities, Lobster festival and the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere are just a few of the reasons why tourist are flocking to Belize.
Plan Your Vacation Around Belize Lobster Fest
Culinary travel is on the rise and travelers are no longer going on vacation, taking a few pictures and going home. Travelers are planning their entire vacations around the culinary scene of the destination which makes Belize the Ultimate Culinary destination starting in mid-June.
Imagine yourself eating lobster for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Imagine dripping down your arms and Imagine soft sweet succulent lobster prepared every way imaginable.
Related Post: 7 Reasons Why People Travel
Which Lobster Festival Should You Choose?
There are three lobster festival-s to choose from for your Belize vacation that will leave your stomach full, but your heart hungry to explore the more the adventurous side of Belize. These are the official 2018 dates for the Lobster Festivals in Belize.
2018 Lobster Festival Dates Were:
- San Pedro, Ambergris Caye: June 15 – 23
- Placencia, Stann Creek: June 22 – 24
- Caye Caulker: June 29 – July 1
Best Time To Vacation In Belize For The Lobster Festival
Make plans to attend the 2019 Belize Lobster Festival between June and July. Once they announce the 2019 festival dates I will update the post.
Here are 5 reasons why you should have the Ultimate Vacation In Belize:
Belize Offers More Than Lobster
The Islands of Belize
Ambergris Caye is Belize’s largest island and extends from the Belize Barrier reef to the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. San Pedro is the island’s largest city, filled with restaurants, resorts, and some of the best views in the world.
Ambergris Caye offers diving, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, or kayaking.
Caye Caulker is a more laid back island popular with couples who are just wanting to relax.
The Belize Barrier Reef
Belize has the closest reef to the States. Outside of Belize, you will have to travel to Australia. The reef is probably what draws most of Belize tourist and the main reason why people want to vacation in Belize.
You will see colorful fish, diversity of corals, warm waters and is one of the best places to dive and snorkel in Belize. Caye Caulker and Half Moon Caye are also great places for diving and snorkeling.
The Belize Rainforest
I love nature and wildlife so I had to visit The Rainforest. The hubby and I were in awe from the moment we arrived. Some of the best Rainforests in Belize are located just west of Belize City in the District of Cayo.
I didn’t go zip lining but I hear the best way to see the jungle and zip lining is at Jaguar Paw or Calicko Jacks. You’re will see monkeys, birds, and maybe an iguana or two. Don’t forget Belize has beautiful waterfalls as well
The Ancient Maya Cities
Another adventure is exploring the ancient Mayan empire. Xunantunich, “Maiden of the Rock” is one of Belize’s top Mayan places to visit with 25 temples and palaces and an on-site museum. You’ll love the view from the pyramid El Castillo overlooking the Mopan, Macal, and Belize river valleys.
You’ll also be able to see into Guatemala from this major ceremonial center, only eight miles away. The culture and history of the Mayans is fascinating, especially if you are a history buff.
Places to Stay
Belize has fabulous resorts for everyone including honeymooners, families, and couples who just need to reconnect. My husband and I stayed on the opposite end of the Island at Ka’ana Belize, a boutique resort in San Ignacio. The resort was gracious enough to drive us to Placencia for the day to experience the lobster festival, explore waterfalls, and the see the jungle.
Check out my review of the Boutique Hotels in Belize
Now That I’ve Given You Every Reason to Vacation In Belize let’s Get Back To The Lobster Festival.
Every dish you can think of will include lobster.
If entertainment is what you’re after, live music, competitions, and shows will dot the beach sides in all three towns. Chowing down on lobster mac-and-cheese while watching fishermen try to catch the biggest Lionfish is nothing short of exhilarating.
While spending your winter in Belize to escape the icy weather seems like the ideal plan but don’t forget the Lobster Festivals are every summer in June and July.
I arrived at the festival with a hearty appetite and indulged on as many lobster dishes as my tummy could handle; from fried lobster, lobster nachos, grilled lobster, and lobster prepared in as many ways as you could possibly imagine. My last indulgence was the BBQ Chicken and I think it was the best meal of the day. It was it so juicy, tender, and charred in all of the right places!! OOOOOO WEEEEEEE!!!!
Have you ever attended a Lobster Festival? Are you interested in attending the Belize Lobster Festival or Planning to vacation in Belize? I would love to hear your thoughts so leave me a comment on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.