Tuesday, February 20, 2018

2018 Placencia Arts Fest Pics, another great year!

The Arts Fest was another success in 2018! The best way to describe the Art Fest short of being there is to check out some pictures from this year...
Handmade local art and signs

 Booths full of local artisans

 When you come to Belize, do your self a favor and have a do-it-yourself wine tasting with local wines - totally unique!
 Garifuna drumming is a huge part of the culture here.
 Mayan baskets - you will see these everywhere
 Whether this says "meat tacos" or "me at tacos", it works
 Local carvings
 Mayan jewelry
 Garifuna drummer
 Local treats
 This festival is a huge draw, always packed!
 CBC was thrilled to be a sponsor, this is a very community-supported event
 2018 shirt
 One of the highlights is always the music
 Local artists were able to be commemorated on Belikin bottles!
 Walter, one of the local artists featured (with CBC's Sue and Carlos!)

The Arts Fest is always in February and is a great excuse to book your trip next year!!

Saturday, February 10, 2018

After a rainy January - the colors are amazing in Belize!

For those guests who booked their vacations in January in Belize - yikes!! It was the worst weather in January that most people said they had ever seen. It rained pretty much everyday for around 4-5 weeks, and although there were some sunny days, and breaks from the rain, it was WET and annoying!! At CBC, we had the most amazing guests who were great sports and found ways to make the best of it. It seems that it is over now - fingers crossed! For guests coming now (sorry past guests!!!:( ) they are treated to super lush growth everywhere, this is supposed to be a dry time of year and the foliage is loving it!!

So here was the scene for most of January :(
Still pretty - and the weird thing was, the way the currents were, we had the MOST gorgeous water for January - so that was a positive!

Here are some examples of the lushness you'll find throughout the village right now...

Here are some other random pictures from January - we are set to close lobster season soon to (whaaaa!) and soon to come is the Placencia Art Festival!
 You can still get a ton of great seafood options, no worries!
 Wood carvers like Leo are a huge part of the sidewalk fun at the festival
 Local characters like Marlon the Coconut Man are sure to be found at the festival...
 This area will be the heart of the festival, right by Tipsy Tuna!
So word is, the weather has dried up, but we are getting a lil bit of Sargassum coming in. Belize is not for the fussy - it can be a place where you have to roll with mother nature, and it is not always predictable - but there are ALWAYS ways to have an extremely memorable and beautiful vacation!