Here are three delectable festivals in Belize during the month of May. Be sure to check them out:
Toledo Cacao Festival
Three days of chocolate bliss begins and ends at the Toledo Cacao Festival! Annually supported by The Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the cacao festival showcases exquisite Belizean chocolates while celebrating the magnificent cacao tree. Cultural performances and entertaining lectures will be featured; the fest will take place from May 18 through to May 20, in the Toledo District. Honeymooners can’t afford to miss this. (For more information)
Hopkins Mango Festival
The flavor of Belizean mangoes is reason enough for a festival. On May 26 visitors to Stann Creek District will experience a wave of tantalizing aromas. The remote Hopkins Village sets the stage for sweet mango bliss. There will be Mango eating and throwing competitions, children’s races and the crowning of a Mango king and queen; a perfect way to add culture and flavor to a Belizean-style family vacation. (For more information)
Crooked Tree Cashew Festival
Adventure to relaxation; coupled with rainforest and beach access. Belize has it all, and savory festivals partners along with the, already, sweet! The Belize District, hosts the Crooked Tree Cashew Festival, an annual event celebrating the tasty cashew fruit. Enjoy myriad cashew dishes along with cultural performances, live music and cashew roasting. This event takes place on May 12 and 13 this year; plan accordingly! (For more information)
For more information on exotic festivals, Belizean chocolate, or to start planning your next family vacation in Belize, visit the Belize Tourism Board website at www.travelbelize.org.