Southwest Airlines is rapidly expanding their international coverage. On its official website , it recently announced that they will be offering non-stop flights to Belize from the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport (FLL) beginning on June 4, 2017. This comes on the heels of the announcement of a new Southwest non-stop flight between the Denver International Airport (DEN) and Belize City scheduled to begin on March 11, 2017.
Thanks to these new flights from Southwest as well as non-stop service offered by top airlines like American, Delta, United, and WestJet, it is now easier and more affordable than ever to enjoy a memorable vacation in Belize.
Placencia Peninsula is one of the most popular destinations in Belize. Located on the Caribbean coast in the southeastern part of the country, Placencia was recently featured in a New York Times “52 Places to Go in 2017”, article that highlighted the burgeoning eco-tourism industry in the region. If you want to enjoy a fresh-squeezed juice, perform yoga on the beach, sip on a local coffee, or simply admire the spectacular view of the Caribbean, Placencia is the place for you.
Placencia is 16 miles of golden sands separated from the mainland by a lovely, mangrove-lined lagoon. Despite its growing popularity, Placencia has successfully maintained its traditional laid-back atmosphere where “Barefoot Ready” continues to be the motto. It’s conveniently located close to all of the top sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing destinations on the Belize Barrier Reef as well as top attractions on the mainland like the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve and ancient Maya sites like Nim Li Punit and Lubantuum.
One of the top resorts on the Placencia Peninsula is Laru Beya. This amazing property offers guests beachfront tranquility in a gorgeous, natural setting , where Pelicans hunt for their delights in the continuous sea. Guests stay in one of the resort’s elegant rooms or suites and can enjoy sumptuous meals prepared at the on-site Palapa Restaurant. Run by a professional chef, the restaurant prepares homemade bread and fresh-squeezed juices daily, specializing in Italian, Mexican, and Caribbean dishes made to order.
Laru Beya is just a few minutes away from the village of Placencia, an idyllic fishing town that has retained all of its traditional charm . It has has a charming selection of cafes, restaurants, shops, and dive centers that have a full range of scuba and snorkeling equipment.