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!
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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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