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Monday, February 27, 2017- Barefoot Rentals and Services in Placencia, Belize has been chosen as the tour operator of the year by Luxury Travel Guide magazine. After carefully sorting through thousands of competitors throughout Central and South America, Luxury Travel Guide magazine awarded Barefoot for reaching the pinnacle of hospitality achievement. Barefoot Rentals and Services has consistently received high marks from clients and is currently rated 4.5 stars out of 5 on TripAdvisor, the world's most popular travel guide site. Luxury

New York Times: Visit Placencia Belize in 2017 The New York Times, perhaps America's most influential and widely read newspaper, has just released their "52 Places to Go in 2017" travel report. The lovely Central American nation of Belize was featured in the article, urging travelers to enjoy the burgeoning eco-tourism industry in places like the Placencia Peninsula in the southeastern part of the country. Far enough off the beaten path to escape the crowds, the Placencia Peninsula and nearby region were

A recent article published by CTV News highlighted Belize as a top "off the beaten path" destination for 2017. The article declared that Latin America is set to be a key travel trend for 2017, noting that Belize has plenty to offer travelers looking for a "walk on the wild side." The CTV News report identified some of Belize's top attractions, including the ancient Maya ruins at Xunantunich in the country's western Cayo District near its border with Guatemala. Noting a

With more and more affordable non-stop flights from the United States and Canada, delightful year-round weather, delicious food, friendly people, and a plethora of adventure opportunities on both land and sea, it's no wonder that more and more people are choosing to vacation in Belize. Below are 5 reasons why you should rent a car on your Belize vacation: 1 - You Move At Your Own Pace You'll set your own schedule when you're driving a rental vehicle in Belize, never having to

For many years, Canadians wanting to escape cold weather and enjoy a lovely getaway vacation in tropical Belize had to endure lengthy flights and multiple layovers. But starting on October 29, 2016, WestJet will be offering non-stop service from Toronto's Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Belize City (BZE). With more than 180 miles of offshore coral reefs and islands, Belize has become a paradise for vacationers who enjoy sailing, fishing, snorkeling and sailing. Coral reefs account for a quarter of all

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is celebrating World Post Day with a special program: Travelers who send a postcard to the BTB will not only receive a letter in return from a Belizean pen pal, but they’ll also be entered to win a trip for two to Belize. “We know travelers are very curious about Belize so we want to connect them directly with warm and friendly Belizeans who know this country best,” said Karen Bevans, Director of Tourism at the

Belize has been chosen as a top adventure tour destination for 2017 by Stride Travel. Based in San Francisco California, Stride Travel is one of the largest search and reviews site for tours and adventure experiences. According to Stride, Belize offers world class snorkeling and scuba diving and once you visit the country, you can gain access to top snorkeling and diving spots like the Lighthouse Reef atoll, home to the famous Blue Hole. Stride also recommends that travelers to Belize explore and

The fifth annual End of the World Marathon is scheduled to start at 5:30 AM on December 4, 2016 in Placencia Village. Runners will be competing in both a half and full marathon, and all proceeds raised from the event will go towards providing high school scholarships to local children on the Placencia Peninsula. In 2012, when the planet was gripped with Maya mania thanks to a popular interpretation that calendars produced by that culture were predicting the end of the

Is it too early to start planning your dream vacation in Belize? Of course not! Belize is getting more and more popular, so now is the time to start deciding which of the amazing beaches, pristine islands, ancient Maya sites, and spectacular nature reserves you will visit in 2021. To get you excited, here are six outstanding reasons to circle your calendar and make plans to come visit Belize in 2021. Come for the Belize Weather When it's cold and wintry in

Be prepared to "reel" in the fun on September 10, 2016, as the Marelco Yamaha Saltwater Fishing Tournament kicks off in Placencia, Belize. This two-day competition pits the crews of fishing boats against one another to see who can earn the most amount of points in this exciting two-day fishing competition. The competition is open to all boats that complete their registration by the evening of Friday, September 9, 2016 in Placencia. The rules state that no fish may be shared