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The 7 Best Belize Beach Destinations to Visit in 2019

By Belizing Admin 1/8/2019 3 minutes

We’re not sure how many beaches scientists visited to reach the universal conclusion that beaches do more for a person’s mental well-being than hours on a psychiatry couch, but when Christine Heiser explored the benefits of beaches for NBC News, her findings were conclusive.

Beaches not only make people feel better and calmer but the psychological benefits of vacationing near beaches are endless. From the color blue (it changes brain waves) to the sound of waves lulling beach dwellers into states of tranquility, beaches are just what the doctor ordered.

The smartest doctors recommend Belize beaches. Belize has a disproportionate number of beaches in relation to its landmass, so it can be hard to pick just one. We’ve chosen 7 to recommend, but if you’re eager to unwind, perhaps you should visit them all. Even if you're staying at one of the many famouse Belize beach resorts, you still don't want to miss these other amazing beaches in Belize.
  1. South Water Caye. How does the idea of playing in the surf on a beach surrounded by a nature preserve sound? South Water Caye’s reputation for being the place Mother Nature and the sustainability movement meet makes South Water Caye a must-visit beach—especially if you want excellent access to the Belize Barrier Reef.

  2. Goff’s Caye. Some travel writers call Goff's Caye beach stunning. Others rave about the privacy visitors enjoy when making the short trek from nearby Belize City. Relax on a beach that hugs water so shallow, you must wade in a distance to get your swimsuit wet. Bring snorkel/diving gear or rent it during your stay on this little island in the sun.

  3. Silk Caye. What Silk Caye beaches lack in resorts (there are none) it makes up in character. Snorkeling here is sensational--especially if you’ve been longing to spot nurse sharks and stingrays up close and personal. Tour operators are happy to break up your sunbathing time with private or group sailing, snorkeling and diving excursions, returning you to your blanket in-between adventures.

  4. Hopkins. Hopkins beaches offer tourists more than sea, surf and sand. Hopkins remains a well-kept secret despite the fact that frequent visitors say it's the friendliest village in the nation. In addition to soaking up sun, explore Garifuna culture and make a Cockscomb Basin pilgrimage to round out a perfect sojourn.

  5. Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye beaches hug the coast of Belize’s social hot spot. Sun worshippers are highly respected along this 25-mile-long stretch, so hang a “Do not disturb” sign from your bikini strings and nobody will bother you. When nature calls, trips to Shark Ray Alley, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, the Belize Reef and the Great Blue Hole make super diversions.

    Don't forget to make your way to Secret Beach, a not-so-hidden beach located on the leeward side of the island a few miles north of San Pedro town. It's a bit off the beaten path, but once you're there you'll be glad you went. You'll need a golf cart to get there. Taxi rides are available, but it can be more expensive than renting a cart for the day. To read all about Secret Beach, check out this blog.

  6. Caye Caulker. Take the Belize City water taxi to reach Caye Caulker Beach. Once you arrive, don’t look for cars. There are none. Snorkel, read, contemplate your life and nap in the sun. Escape to the Lazy Lizard for the 6-beer bucket followed by a $4.50 meal at Syd’s.

  7. Placencia. Placencia's beachfront is 16 miles long and every foot of sand- and sun-drenched surface can lull you into a state of bliss. Running adjacent to the pedestrian boardwalk called “the world’s narrowest main street,” you can take sun and surf breaks any time you like to shop, dine or snag souvenirs for your envious friends.

Can you have it all? Of course. All 7 beaches invite your inspection, though the number you visit obviously depends upon the amount of time you have during your Belize stay. One of the best ways to maximize that time is by allowing Belizing.com to sort out your Belize itinerary.

Belizing.com is the largest Belize marketplace for transportation, tours, and activities. Thanks to secure online payments and direct communications with tour providers, you save so much money, you could stay an extra few days to enjoy the best beaches in Belize! Simplify your tour of Belize beaches by visiting https://belizing.com/ before you pack your bathing suit!

Beware: You may enjoy it so much, you may end up splurging on a Belize beachfront property! You've been warned!

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Events
Placencia Lobster Fest The Lobster Fest in Placencia began in 1998 as a way to celebrate the culture and traditional heritage of the Placencia Peninsula. It is also a fundraising event ... morefor the Placencia Village Council and the Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, where all proceeds from the festival go towards improving the local economy and providing scholarships for local youth. The event plays a major role in sustaining local businesses during the low tourism season. This is the second segment of the Belize Lobster Festival and usually hosts plenty of fun and lively entertainment, games and music.
2019 Placencia Lobster Fest The Placencia Lobster Fest is scheduled from June 21 to June 23 and is jam-packed with games, entertainment, live music, competitions, and lobster-themed dishes. Be sure not to miss favorites like Cast Net where players toss a fishing net to try and pull in a coin lying on the ground and Reel in the Dinghy where players must use a fishing rod to capture and then reel in dinghies floating offshore. There are also the popular Mr. and Mrs. Physique beauty contest, tug of war games, hot wings eating contests, kayak races, and tipsy tuna tosses.
Why should you attend the 2019 Placencia Lobster Fest? The Placencia Lobster Fest is the most popular event of the season in Placencia. It is highly anticipated by locals and visitors. Filled with fun events, you are guaranteed a great time at the festival. Other than tasting delicious lobster dishes, you get to experience and celebrate the Belizean Culture.
How to get to the 2019 Placencia Lobster Fest? You can get to Placencia by private vehicle, a car rental, or a shuttle service. You can also get there by flight with Tropic Air or Maya Island Air.
Entrance Fee:
Free
Venue:
Placencia, Belize
Address:
Placencia, Belize
Start Date:
Friday, 21 Jun, 2019
District:
Stann Creek
 (1)
Caye Caulker Lobster Fest The Caye Caulker Lobster Fest is the original Lobster Fest of Belize, boasting 18 and counting, that started in July of 1994 by the Islanders Veterans Football ... moreClub. The event is held annually to commemorate all the fishermen who have made Caye Caulker to what it is today. During the three days, you can expect full days of activities like greasy poles, drinking games and competitions, musical performances, educational and promotional boots and raves that will be an experience of a lifetime!
2019 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest The events happening at the Caye Caulker Lobster Fest will be epic! On Friday, June 28, there will the Miss Lobster Fest Pageant 2019 where contestants will compete for the coveted title of the 2019 Miss Lobster Fest. After the crowning of the winner, there will be an After Party Dance that will feature some of the best DJs and entertainment such as DJ Khris, Youth Connection Band and Evolution Sounds. On Saturday, June 29, there will be a beach party bright and early at 10:00 a.m., a bartending competition at 3:00 p.m., and a Dancing Under the Influence Bash later in the night. For the last day of the entire 2019 Lobster Festival, the beach parties and excitement continues with much music, entertainment and family games!
Why should you attend the 2019 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest? The 2019 Caye Caulker Lobster Festival will start from June 28 until June 30, lasting three days. During these three days, there will be loads of activities, parties and entertainment at Palapa Gardens. There will be plenty of food, drinks, and entertainment for everyone. If you are looking for an affordable and enjoyable experience at one of Belize’s Lobster Fests, then Caye Caulker is the place for you! Let's go Belizing at the 2019 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest!
How to get to the 2019 Caye Caulker Lobster Fest? You can get to Caye Caulker by water taxi with San Pedro Belize Express or Ocean Ferry, or you can get there by flight with Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. If you are already on the island, then you can move around in a golf cart rental.
Entrance Fee:
Free
Venue:
Palapa Gardens
Address:
Caye Caulker, Belize
Start Date:
Friday, 28 Jun, 2019
District:
Island
 (1)
San Pedro Lobster Fest Lobster Fest officially kicks off in San Pedro around mid-June to the end of the month, San Pedro hosts a week-long event that ranges from live concerts, block ... moreparties, food tastings, and other activities. The Lobster Fest in San Pedro is the largest celebration for Lobster Fest.

Usually, you are given a Lobster Crawl Passport that outlines the full schedule of events that will happen. Using this, you will be collecting stamps from each event and participate in a raffle to win prizes. The passport should be submitted at the block party happening at Barrier Reef Drive.
2019 San Pedro Lobster Fest The 2019 San Pedro Lobster Fest is the first segment of the nationwide Lobster Festival that is held annually in Belize to open the lobster season. This year’s grand prize for this raffle is yet to be announced.
Why should you attend the 2019 Lobster Fest in San Pedro? The 2019 San Pedro Lobster Fest hosts a full week of daytime and nightime events that lead up to a massive block party by the beach! Twenty great activities, lobster-themed foods, live entertainment and hype parties will be happening! Join us and celebrate all the festivities that San Pedro has to offer at the 2018 Lobster Fest in San Pedro!
How to get to the 2019 San Pedro Lobster Fest? You can get to Caye Caulker by water taxi with San Pedro Belize Express or Ocean Ferry, or you can get there by flight with Tropic Air or Maya Island Air. If you are already on the island, then you can move around in a golf cart rental.
Entrance Fee:
Free
Venue:
Central Park, San Pedro
Address:
Central Park, San Pedro
Start Date:
Thursday, 13 Jun, 2019
District:
Island
Belize Lobster Fest 2019 There is no better time to kick off summer with Belize Lobster Fest. Coinciding with the first lobster harvest that continues through February 15, this annual ... moreseafood revelry is a popular event throughout the country of Belize. Lobster fest is celebrated at three exquisite locations, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia, for three to nine days, depending on which Lobster Fest you are attending.

Around this same time, is when many travelers take advantage of the low prices to visit Belize, and you should too! While lobster might seem to dominate the dishes at Lobster fest, you can also try lionfish and participate in many other activities.
So where in Belize is Lobster Fest 2019 exactly held? The lobster fest is held in three main locations in Belize, each with its own unique festive environment. If you are ravenous for lobster and endless parties, then San Pedro might be the best option for you. San Pedro is known for their raves, live music, and gatherings. Certainly, you can expect more people to engage in this type of activity, especially because San Pedro’s Lobster fest last for about a week.

Placencia hosts lobster fest for about three days, and you can expect a bit of every sort of entertainment. Placencia also hosts many competitive games that you can engage on. Since Placencia is a peninsula, you can always take a bus ride inland to go site seeing, cave tubing, bird watching, and hiking in nearby locations in southern Belize.

If you are looking for a more relaxing lobster festive, then Caye Caulker might be the best option. While you are there, you can do many other activities such as snorkeling and go scuba diving. You can view a full list of Marine Tours at Belizing.com. Caye Caulker might also be the most affordable of all locations.

If you can afford to visit all locations, then do so, as this event is done once a year, at the most affordable time to travel Belize. You might also want to visit far inland, where you can still experience unique dishes of lobster, and certainly many more affordable adventures. Let's go Belizing at Lobster Fest!
Where is the 2019 Lobster Fest? The Lobster Fest will be hosted at San Pedro, Placencia and Caye Caulker. Choose one, or all, of the locations and have a blast at the beach, Enjoy delicious lobster meals or meet with lobster fishermen to see their catch of the day. There will be lots of fun including beach parties, live entertainment and concerts, and the Miss Lobster Festival competition.
Why should you attend the 2019 Lobster Fest? Lobster Fest is always a fun and exciting event for locals and travelers. There will be awesome beach parties with great prices on food, drink and accommodations this summer for the Lobster Fest Season!

Facebook pages:
Placencia: https: //www.facebook.com/PlacenciaLobsterfestBelize/
San Pedro: https: //www.facebook.com/cayecaulkerlobsterfest/
Caye Caulker: https: //www.facebook.com/San-Pedro-Lobster-Festival-172811686113460/
Venue:
Beachside
Address:
Placencia, San Pedro Town, or Caye Caulker
Start Date:
Thursday, 13 Jun, 2019
District:
Stann Creek, Island
Tours/Activities
$
89
-
$
99
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Enjoy the best view of our beautiful island as you float gently high above the second largest reef in the world! Below, you'll see Rays, Sharks, Turtles, Dolphins, and even Manatees ... moreswimming through the crystal clear blue Caribbean waters. Fly solo or with up to 2 additional friends or family members. This is the perfect activity for kids and adults alike! Complimentary Belizean Rum Punch and soft drinks provided!
$
1,595
/ Item
Package Includes: ● Choice of: -ceremony at private sandbar at sunset - beach ceremony with tropical bamboo arch ● Tropical floral bouquet for bride and matching boutonniere... more
for the groom with your choice of colors

● Wedding cake (pie or cupcakes!), and champagne toast

● Justice of the Peace to perform official ceremony

● All paperwork, processing, and certifications

● On-site wedding planner, and online planning tools
$
600
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Our Full Day fishing with Private Beach Barbeque usually starts at 8:00 am. We do provide everything needed for the tour. We fish for some hours until we catch enough fish to eat, ... morethen we go snorkeling and at the same time, we dive for Lobsters and Conchs (Seasonal). We then proceed to a private sandy beach where you can enjoy the nice breeze while you take some refreshments like sodas, waters or beers along with a delicious conch ceviche. After that comes the lunch and we return pretty much to your hotel or resort around 4:00 pm.
$
30
/ Person
$
600
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Spend your day exploring the beautiful waters and beaches of Ambergris Caye! You will snorkel, fish for you lunch, and enjoy a traditional fisherman's beach bbq prepared for you by ... moreyour captain and first mate.
$
100
-
$
150
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Get the most bang for your buck with our fishing and snorkelling combination trip. Start your trip off by catching fresh bait with cast nets near the mangrove formations then spend ... morethe morning fishing along the barrier reef.

As the day warms up, stop for a lunch break at Bread & Butter Caye. From here, jump into the water for some world class guided snorkelling. This is a perfect day for those wanting to experience both fishing and snorkelling in one trip.
$
400
/ Group
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
The beach BBQ fishing adventure is what most of our guests are in search of. We start off this trip by heading out to catch our meal. After catching enough fish to eat, we head to ... morethe beach to light up the grill and cook up the catch. While the guides prepare the meal, you can swim on the beach or simply just take a walk to enjoy the Caribbean Beach. Once the food is served and everyone is happy, we close off the day with some snorkeling. Cost for this trip is $400.00 USD and it does not include park fees if you desire to snorkel in a marine reserve.
$
100
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Provider:
AN AMAZING DAY First stop of the day is Mexico Rocks where you will encounter larger coral heads and smaller fish. After a second snorkel stop at Basil Jones, we head to Robles where ... moreyou can stroll the deserted beaches or relax in a hammock while our guide prepares a tasty BBQ with fish, roasted potatoes, coconut rice, flour tortillas, and brownies.
$
49
/ Adult
$
425
/ Group
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
Join us at Splash Wave tours and let us take you to Goff's Caye, Belize. Discover with us the unspoiled beauty, white sand beach and aquamarine waters surrounding this small island ... moreparadise. Escape to this tropical Caye for a day of sun, sand, snorkeling, and full of family fun.

This gorgeous and uninhabited island is only a 30-minute boat ride away from Belize City. Perfect for cruise ship passengers and visitors staying in Belize City. It's a popular destination because of its powdery white sand beach and the pristine water that surrounds it. It is located right on the edge of the barrier reef and has an abundant variety of colorful tropical fishes and other marine life such as corals, sea urchins, conch, lobsters, and stingrays, just to name a few. All this makes a remarkable snorkeling experience. This is a truly ultimate Belize island experience. This small Atoll symbolizes the true essence of Belize. The unspoiled sandy beaches offer unequaled rustic charm and all of the necessities without the commerciality or the crowds.

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