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#512549 - 03/22/16 10:19 AM Easter is a party on La Isla Bonita
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Ambergris Caye is already well known for its festive vibes all year round, so without a doubt it is also the top destination for Easter break. Hundreds upon hundreds of visitors, both local and foreign, flock our island paradise for a good time.

So what is there to do you may ask?? How about initiating your week at the clubs on Friday night? It’s not a typical party day, as it is Good Friday (aka No Alcohol Served), but this changes after midnight when the clubs start playing the best in music and drinks start flowing. Start your Easter weekend off right!

Saturday means time to hit the beach. Beach parties across the island beckons the young at heart ready to have a great time. Caprice Bar and Grill has once again partnered up with Carib Beer to bring you EASTERFEST 2016. This year’s party promises to be bigger and better, featuring three international and local deejays including DeeJay Capone and DJ Karlo. The party goes on from midday to midnight. Close off your Saturday at Fido’s Courtyard with Island Invasion’s Easter Madness Volume 6. Island Invasion is one of the most anticipated parties and this year’s instalment will be epic. Dance the night away under the largest palapa in San Pedro to the tunes of DJ Biggz, Evolution Sounds, Dj Jago, Dj Odessey, Fyah Statah and Lady X.

But don’t call it quits yet, because the party continues bright and early on Sunday with two of the biggest beach parties in the country. Lunca Loca will be hosting their annual Easter Beach Bash from 10AM. Join them for a day of beach volleyball, a fun variety of music and cold drinks. To top it all off, Caprice Bar and Grill will also be hosting an Easter Sunday Foam Party from noon to midnight. Now that sounds like a rager!

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun


Belize Spring Break Guide – What to do and where to go!

Easter in Belize is packed full of things to do, today we bring you the 5 standout activities everyone must have in their itinerary this weekend!

1. Religious festivities in Benque Viejo Del Carmen:Every year for easter the residents of Benque become a buzz with the excitement of the church displays to come, avid church go-ers sign up to be script actors and extras to dress up as Jesus, his disciples, Mary and the various Roman characters. All over town, along the route of the “Stations of the cross” procession locals create elaborate, colored sawdust carpet art on the street with diverse symbolisms of the catholic faith.

2. Cross-country bicycle race: The Cross Country Cycling classic is an amateur cycling race held every year on Holy Saturday that spans from Belize City to the heart of San Ignacio town and back. The idea for the race was put forward by Monrad Metzgen (one of Belize’s national heroes) in 1928 after a trip to one of the northern villages on which he was struck by the amount of bicycles that the locals used to travel around.

3. Burrell Boom Horse race: As the Easter festivities wind down, Burrell Boom in the Belize district holds its annual day of races on Monday (the day Jesus resurrects) at the Castleton Race Track. It’s very popular event in which Belizean jockeys ride Belizean bred horses for cash prizes and spectators from all districts and even outside the country gather to socialize and enjoy delectable Belizean dishes including all manner of traditional preparations of rare game meats and even sea food.

4. Beach Parties on the islands (and Placencia): Easter weekend has sort of become a Belizean version of “Spring break”, filled with people enjoying the sun and the sea, dancing at large beach parties, and partying the night away in one of the many nightclubs, or bars. San Pedro has signature events like “Island Invasion” at the Fidos bar and Luna Loca is famed for its outrageous beach parties, and the Holiday Hotel is also the spot to be on Sunday with their large foam beach party usually headlined by an international DJ.

5. Restaurant Hop for local delights: There is a traditional belief in Belize that swimming on Good Friday will turn you into a mermaid, and that also on the day one should not travel, it is a day to stay home, be reverent, and eat, but not red meat, only fish. This means, of course, that there are stacks on stacks of cultural-religious food traditions that sprung out from peoples’ creativity sparked by religious “law” from the bible.

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#512578 - 03/23/16 11:23 AM Re: Easter is a party on La Isla Bonita [Re: Marty]
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Top 5 Activities for the Easter Break in Belize

Are you searching for a great place to enjoy your Easter Vacation? Look no further than the beautiful country of Belize. There are a wide variety of intriguing and exciting activities occurring country-wide, making Belize an ideal destination to truly enjoy the break. Here’s our list of the “Top 5 Activities for the Easter Holidays in Belize”: 

Stations of the Cross Procession 

Good Friday is revered as a sacred day in Belize; on this day, most businesses are closed until 6:00 pm and social activities are put on hold. However, there is one activity that is prevalent among the Catholic community on this holy day and that is the Stations of the Cross Procession. Many villages and towns (Most popularly: Benque Viejo del Carmen in Western Belize), hold a Stations of the Cross re-enactment mid-morning. Worshipers  pray and sing religious songs at 12 pre-selected stops along the route, culminating with a mass of tribute.

Photo Courtesy: Pereztitution

Cross Country Cycling Race 

Arguably the highlight of the Easter Weekend and the most iconic cycling event of Belize, is the 140 mile race known as the annual Cross Country Cycling Classic that is held on Holy Saturday. Inaugurated in 1928, local and international riders assemble in Belize City to be a part of this exhilarating challenge. The race commences at the break of dawn, and competitors pedal to San Ignacio Town in Cayo and back, in the hopes of donning the garland and becoming the Cross Country Cycling Champion of Belize. 

Photo Courtesy: Isaac Rhys

Burrell Boom Horse Race

 As the Easter Holiday slowly comes to an end on Easter Monday, there are still activities for all to enjoy. The most prominent of these is the annual horse race held in the village of Burrell Boom in the Belize District. Both local and visiting spectators assemble at the Castleton Race Track every Easter, to enjoy tasty Belizean dishes such as rice and beans served with a variety of game meats, socialize with friends and family and of course, watching the jockeys compete for prizes throughout the day by racing on locally bred horses. 

Photo Courtesy: The Belize Times 

Beach Parties 

There’s no better place to enjoy Belize’s tropical climate than on one of the gorgeous Belizean beaches. During the Easter Holidays, the islands of San Pedro and Caye Caulker as well as the coastal village of Placencia, come alive. Parties along the beach-front are abundant and travelers can indulge in scrumptious barbequed dishes, beat the heat with refreshingly cold beverages and enjoy the energetic music from DJs and musical artists alike. 

Swimming with Whale Sharks 

Easter is known to be observed in either March or April and both months offer an opportune time to catch a glimpse or even swim alongside the majestic Whale Shark. Every year, these Sharks journey to Belize and feed on snapper spawn found at the Gladden Spit Marine Reserve, just off the coast of Placencia. If you’re traveling to Southern Belize this Easter, be sure to book a snorkeling or diving tour with our partners at Splash Dive Center, and live the unforgettable experience of being among these gentle giants of the sea.

Photo Courtesy: Hopkins Bay Resort


If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life this Easter, Belize should definitely be your destination of choice. Book your flights today with Maya Island Air!


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#512624 - 03/25/16 11:56 AM Re: Easter is a party on La Isla Bonita [Re: Marty]
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Reminding you all that Barrier Reef Drive will be closed to all vehicle traffic and parking from 12 noon tomorrow Friday 25th and Pescador Drive will be closed from 5:00pm untill the procession has passed, NO PARKING during these times. Thank you and have a safe Easter.

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