Sunday, October 11, 2015

Award winning Placencia!, Tutti Frutti and Tranquilo are back open, Tiger Falls, Yoga, and updates from the end of slow season in Placencia...

Placencia is extremely proud today--for the first time ever, PLACENCIA was chosen as the TOP BEACH DESTINATION of 2015, as voted by a large number of countries, at World Travel Awards!! Here are more details on the award....we were up against some stiff competition!

http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-mexico-and-central-americas-leading-beach-destination-2015

Let's just take a moment to explore a few  reasons Placencia is awesome. Our beach has been picture perfect for weeks now, the weather has been spectacular, and Tutti Frutti opened back up today! Tranquilo also reopens this week! Here are a few pics from the last week or so, it has been amazingly beautiful.




The whole village is getting ready for high season. There is so much construction and updating going on, and we have been doing our share here at Caribbean Beach Cabanas. We took a little time off of having guests to do some updates, and here are the latest pictures of the upgrades we have made!
New sidewalk stain....
 Brand new bed and a/c in Casita....
 New sitting area in Casita....
 New outdoor showers for each cabana, water comes out of a conch shell!!
 Upgraded linens and furnishings in Cabanas...

 New artwork, fountain, and office sign
 New welcome entrance!
 Tons of new art everywhere....
On a different note, another option when you come here that I wanted to plug is BB Yoga Flow. I love yoga, and going to a class is always better (for me anyway). I had heard about Agnes, and started attending her classes a couple weeks ago. The people in the class are awesome, Agnes is a GREAT teacher, and I love her little studio. From CBC, it is a short bike ride, just past Turtle Inn. Her classes are at 6 and 9am, and you can find both advanced and beginner classes. Here are a couple images I took--this is highly recommended when you come, she'll make you never want to leave!
Inside her studio...
 Here's the sign to look for from the main road...
 Outside of studio...
Another awesome recent find I want to share....we get a lot of athletic people here who want to do active things (note, on vacation I usually want to lay on the beach and be lazy. But, if you are the type who likes to hike and be active, listen up!) Dave and I drove to Cockscomb this past week and did the Tiger Fern hike. This was SO awesome. You'll want to bring a small backpack with water/snacks, your bathing suit, a towel, and a change of clothes and shoes. You will hike about 4 miles to FANTASTIC, TOTALLY WORTH IT 2 waterfalls, where even with my fears of spiders and snakes, I jumped in and swam. It was just amazing and a must do for hikers. You will also see a breathtaking view of Victoria's Peak, check out these pictures! Note--this hike was, for me, grueling (4 miles in=4 miles back). I was exhausted afterwards but also had that nice natural high. It was a lot of uphill hiking! You can really earn your drinks later in the day. I am not the only one who loved it....

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g291976-d300701-r166942344-Cockscomb_Basin_Wildlife_Preserve-Dangriga_Stann_Creek.html
One of 2 waterfalls....
 Gorgeous view of Victoria Peak...

 Dave diving into a waterfall pool

For those of you on your way here soon, ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!