From England to Portugal, and from U.S. southern towns to exotic Asian ports, fishing villages have morphed into tourist destinations for very compelling reasons: They’re charming, nostalgic, and retain a “taste of yesterday” when life was decidedly more laid-back. If you don’t have time to fly around the world to visit one, you’ll find that Belize is home to one of the most charming examples in Central America.
Belize is home to a formerly vibrant fishing industry along the nation’s most desirable coastline: the Placencia Peninsula. Originally settled by Nova Scotia Puritans in the 17th century, these folks didn’t stick around after wars of independence broke out in the 1820s. Their departure was filled with people of myriad backgrounds who recognized this as a thriving fishing hub. Over time, this 16-mile-long cape played a major role in the nation’s seafood industry; a fact that did not go unnoticed by Belize developers who saw the tourism potential of this tranquil neck of land.
Celebrate this area’s fishing heritage
While Placencia environs no longer rely strictly upon fishing to bolster the region’s economy, fish is not far from the minds of Belizeans in the area. The culinary scene is fast becoming legendary, and if you book a stay at Laru Beya Resort, you’ll wind up in both a foodie paradise and a resort dedicated to pampering guests.
All-inclusive packages and add-ons are so popular, returnees wouldn’t dream of staying elsewhere. Roam the resort menu to see how this former fishing village has transformed itself into an idyllic vacation venue offering fabulous onsite amenities and adventures in and out of the water.
You may not have time to visit the nearby villages of Seine Bight and Placencia, but you’ll be sorry if you don’t. These cultural epicenters offer guests a taste of Belize that can’t be matched, especially if you’re interested in culture, history, and your vacation itinerary always calls for shopping!
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Will you be celebrating a landmark occasion in 2023? Be that a birthday, anniversary, or family reunion—or you’re looking for the perfect destination wedding venue—find it at Laru Beya. If you don’t need a special occasion as an excuse to treat yourself to a Caribbean getaway, you will not only find a tropical gem at Laru Beya but intriguing special discounts as well.
With Lobsterfest on the horizon, it’s the ideal time to pay homage to Placencia’s former fishing village by indulging your appetite for this tasty crustacean while enjoying low season rates. Need more incentives? Watch this YouTube video and don’t be surprised if sunscreen and a new swimsuit wind up on your shopping list by the time it’s over.
Book directly to get your reservation into the system fast and if you’re bringing the kids, throw a deck of “Go Fish” cards into your luggage so they’re engaged even before your family’s flight touches down in Belize. Put the cards away when you unpack. Your little fish will have too much fun to require diversions during your stay!