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January 2019

Cruise ship passengers arriving at Harvest Caye offshore of Belize now have another great way to explore more of the country. A ferry now operates from Harvest Caye to the popular Placencia Village in southeastern Belize. Tickets can be purchased onboard cruise vessels or at the information booth on Harvest Caye for $20 USD round trip. The Placencia Peninsula is a 16-mile long north-south stretch of golden sands on Caribbean shore in southeastern Belize. One of the leading eco-tourism centers in

On April 20, 2019, the Paranda Folk Art and Music Festival will take place at the Palmento Grove Lodge and Fishing Lodge located on the northwestern side of Hopkins Village in Stann Creek District in southeastern Belize. Paranda is a traditional music and dance tradition of the Garifuna people who make up approximately five percent of Belize's population. Reflecting Spanish influences on traditional African rhythms, Paranda is a kind of "blues" music where soulful lamentations are combined with guitar music and

In 2019, the village of Placencia will host the 16th annual Sidewalk Art Festival. Running from 9:30 am on Saturday, February 9, 2019, through the following day, Sunday, February 10, 2019, the Sidewalk Art Festival will celebrate the music, food, art, and cultural heritage of the Placencia Peninsula. Placencia Village currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records spot for the world's smallest main street, a 1,097-foot-long pedestrian only sidewalk that measures just four feet across. During the festival, the village's

On December 22, 2018, Sun Country Airlines began its non-stop flight from Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) to Belize (BZE). The flights are seasonal and transport travelers to Belize every Saturday until April 2019. Travelers from the Midwest, USA should consider visiting Belize as a way to escape the harsh weather conditions during the cold months in North America. Avoid spending time in the icy rain and snow and instead choose to spend time in a warm, tropical destination like Belize. Belize is one