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Any plans this weekend? The BTB is inviting you to the Grand Opening of the Boca Del Rio beach in San Pedro Town on Sunday, April 14th! It will be followed by a fun-filled Family day with lots of activities for all. See you there!

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Videos of the new beach at the Boca Del R�o Area

Boca Del Rio Grand Opening & Family Day

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The Beauty and Beach Bounty Of Boca Del Rio

The Belize Tourism Board and the San Pedro Town Council recently finished giving the Boca Del Rio area of the island a major facelift. It's called the Boca Del Rio Project, and it included reclaiming beachfront that was washed away due to erosion.

Once that was completed, the contractors constructed a 100 feet by 100 feet swimming area, a reinforced seawall, as well as other amenities for locals and tourists alike to enjoy. The total cost of the works is estimated at over $250,000, and it was carried out by the San Pedro construction company, Cayo Frances Limited.

The new Boca Del Rio Beach was officially opened yesterday, and here's what the Mayor and the Area Representative had to say about the grand improvement:

The project was completed in 3 months.

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Boca del Rio park and beach rehabilitation project inaugurated
The successful completion of the beach reclamation project at the Boca del Rio Area in San Pedro Town has given way for a new recreational facility for island residents and visitors alike ahead of the Easter Holidays. San Pedro now has a new beach along with a refurbished park in the said area- a project spearheaded by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) in collaboration with The San Pedro Town Council (SPTC). It was officially inaugurated on Sunday, April 14th with a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation Honorable Manuel Heredia Jr., Mayor Daniel Guerrero and staff of the SPTC and the BTB respectively.

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BTB Officially Launches Boca Del Rio Project In San Pedro Town

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) officially launched the Boca del Rio project during an inauguration ceremony on Sunday, April 14, as part of its plan to develop and enhance the attractions and amenities in key tourism destinations in Belize. The launching also included a family day of fun, which included numerous sports, prizes and lively music.

The project was a joint initiative of the BTB, the Minister of Tourism & Civil Aviation, Hon. Manuel Heredia Jr. and the San Pedro Town Council. It entailed the reclamation of 100 ft. by 370 ft. of the Boca del Rio beachfront; construction of a 100 ft. by 100 ft. swimming area; construction of a reinforced seawall and the installation of signage.

The project is in tandem with the National Sustainable Tourism Master Plan (NSTMP), which gives top priority for the investment in the sun and beach product in Belize and it is part of BTB's efforts to provide infrastructural development in key tourism destinations with the aim to enhance the visitors' experience in an enjoyable environment.

The project was implemented by contractor Cayo Frances Limited, a local contractor based in San Pedro Town, over a three-month period.

San Pedro continues to be Belize's most visited destination registering 203,340 visits in 2018 representing 41.5% of the total amount of overnight visits to Belize. Furthermore, San Pedro currently hosts 172 Hotels, many of which are located in the vicinity of the Boca del Rio and there are also numerous restaurants and bars which provide excellent service to our visitors.

Situated at the mouth of the river (Barry Bowen Bridge), Boca del Rio separates the main town from Ambergris Caye by a channel popular among swimmers and beach lovers due to its crystal waters. The area has always been a wonderful spot for visitors, family recreation and relaxation. However, throughout the years the beach area vibrancy had declined due to the deterioration of the beach.

The Boca del Rio area has a park that is equipped with amenities such as chairs, swings, slide and basketball court. In an effort to promote and assist with the self-sustainability, BTB assisted the San Pedro Town Council with beach chairs, tables and umbrellas that will generate revenues to maintain the Boca del Rio beach. This will provide a recreational area for locals and tourists alike to enjoy our beautiful Caribbean Sea in a safe environment.

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This is now very nice - thank you everyone. A couple of weeks ago I, along with my Canadian visitors when there to swim. I was shocked to find there are no ladders to enter or exit the water. Kids jump in but have to be lifted out. Hopefully one is in the plans.

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