10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Belize in 2015

Posted on Monday, October 6th, 2014

whale sharks in belize

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When looking for exotic and scenic places to travel to in 2015, Belize is one of the hottest destinations that comes to mind. From its spectacular Maya Ruins to the warm weather all year round, there are several reasons why Belize is a hot spot for the coming year.

When researching the location and discovering the benefits, there are several reasons to make it your vacation destination in 2015.

1. Great Belize Vacation Rates

The Guest Exclusive Chabil Mar Resort offers affordable Belize vacation packages.

2. Whale Shark Diving

Belize offers plenty of adventure with the opportunity to dive with whale sharks near Gladden Spit off Placencia. Guests can see the sharks feeding on plankton and other spawning fish during the full moon of March – June. For those who do not know, the Whale Sharks are the largest living fish in the world.

3. The Weather

Thousands of travelers visit Belize each year due to the incredible warm weather all  year-round. With an average temperature of 88 degrees, it’s a comfortable climate that can be enjoyed for those wanting to spend time outdoors.

4. Belize Maya Ruins

Belize contains some of the most majestic Maya ruins in Central America like Caracol, Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Altun Ha, and Lamanai and according to Archaeologists  more than 8 million people lived in southern Mexico and northern Central America during the pre-Columbian era.

5. Fishing

Belize offers world class fishing thanks to its pristine and diverse barrier reef which is home to an abudant of marine life. On a fishing trip, you can catch a snook or permit and even enjoy it for dinner.
6. Sailing

Experience the beautiful and vast views of the Caribbean waters by taking a sailing trip where you can dine on-board and enjoy lounging on the deck while traveling to various points in Belize.

7. Jungle and Sea Belize Vacations

Both the jungle and sea can be explored when visiting Belize with vacation packages that will allow you to meet howler monkeys, ride in canoes, go on nature walks, and even climbing ancient Maya ruins.

8. Perfect for a Honeymoon

Unwind on your honeymoon in a relaxing and laid-back environment where you can stay barefoot during the vacation in one of the most romantic destinations in the world.

9. Ideal for a Wedding Vacation

To enjoy an intimate ceremony that offers spectacular views of the water, Belize is an ideal location for a wedding vacation. Professional wedding planners can make it an experience of a lifetime by planning all of the details for a relaxing event on the beach.

10. Belize is on Everyone’s Radar

More people are traveling to Belize for the amenities and accommodations that are available in the country. From the spectacular views to the historical sites that can be visited, it’s a hot spot for the coming year for thousands of tourists.

Book Your Belize Vacation at Chabil Mar

Posted on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014


Belize is one of the most enchanting places to get away from the stress and fuss of your everyday grind. If you’ve found you need a little downtime on a beautiful tropical beach, surrounded by friendly people, warm weather, and the beauties of nature, our all-inclusive Belize vacation packages have just what you’re seeking. Placencia is one of the most exquisite destinations among the many in our small country. When you stay at Chabil Mar, you’ll be provided with new understandings of luxury as we pamper you and cater to every need.

Getting the Best of Placencia

When you’re ready to embark on your Belize vacation, don’t settle for just any price on all-inclusive resort packages. Get the best prices for the ultimate experiences. Chabil Mar, an exclusive and entirely guest-focused resort, has received the highest accolades for excellence eight years in a row. Located only a short distance from the idyllic village of Placencia, and surrounded by incredibly pristine beaches, we cater to your every whim. If you know you’ll be embarking on a much needed vacation in 2015, reserve the best rates of 2014 now at our Placencia, Belize resort.

At the Drop of a Sun Hat

For a limited time, reservations made for dates up through October 31st, you’ll receive a free night for every four days booked with us. That means you can stretch your relaxation an entire extra day with no additional cost. Who said spur of the moment getaways can’t be perfect? We make it our business to ensure that your vacation in Belize exceeds every expectation, and leaves you feeling refreshed. We’ll look forward to seeing you again, when you need to recharge your batteries with a long stint of pampering and relaxation.

Not Just For Grown-Ups

We understand if you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or even planning a little time for some peace and quite from the rigors of family life. But we also know that family adventures are extra-special in Belize. To that end, we offer a number of attractive packages for all types of vacationing parties—from singles to entire families with children. Our country is a beautiful blend of glorious beaches and enchanting tropical rainforests. We offer fishing, scuba, bird watching, jaunts to the surrounding islands and famous atolls, and many number of delightful combination packages. Of course, if your idea of Paradise is long walks along pristine beaches and no particular itinerary of which to speak, Chabil Mar is perfectly suited to that as well.

Whatever pleases you, Chabil Mar is a resort dedicated to satisfying your Belize vacation needs. As a guest-focused Belize luxury resort, we have made a name for satisfaction and relaxation in the beautiful location of Placencia, Belize—a location quite unlike any other you’ve ever seen. Come and enjoy the Barefoot Lifestyle in a charming village without cars or pollution, where everything you might desire is at your fingertips or just a peaceful saunter down the beach.

Let the staff at Chabil Mar make your Belize dreams come true.

Top Reasons to Go to The Southern Coast of Belize

Posted on Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Photo by Jeff Monuszko

Fodors is the largest publisher of travel and tourism information in the world and its website www.fodors.com is known for its unbiased, authentic and genuine reviews on travel.

The Mexico and Central America section of the website contains useful and imperative recommendations on the southern coast of Belize particularly Placencia which comes highly recommended to the intrepid traveler.

Over the years, Fodors has rated the top experiences, places, things to do, restaurants, and hotels in the Southern Coast  and in this post we share the top 3 things that can be experienced easily from Placencia:

Beaches. The mainland’s best beaches are on the Placencia peninsula and around Hopkins. Although they’re narrow ribbons of khaki rather than wide swaths of talcum-powder sand, they’re ideal for lazing in a hammock under a coco palm. And you don’t have to fight the crowds for a spot—at least not yet.

Jaguars. The world’s first and only jaguar preserve is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Chances are you won’t actually see one of these big, beautiful cats in the wild, as they roam the high bush mainly at night, but you may see tracks or hear a low growl in the darkness.

Water Sports. Anglers won’t be disappointed by the bonefish, tarpon, and other sportfishing. The Barrier Reef here is generally 15 miles (25 km) or more off the coast, so it’s a long trip out, even with the fast boats the dive shops use. However, there are patch reefs around closer islands, with excellent snorkeling. Serious divers will find two of Belize’s three atolls, Turneffe and Glover’s, within reach. In a charter sailboat you can island-hop in the protected waters inside the reef.

Chabil Mar, the guest exclusive resort in Placencia is the only hotel in the Peninsula to receive the Fodors Choice Four Star Hotel Designation and is located in Placencia Village, while many other Placencia Peninsula resorts and hotels are located as much as 12 miles north of the Village.

The premier location of the resort is perfect to visit the shops, restaurants, nightlife and authentic traditional fishing Village culture at your leisure and on your own schedule, as often as you wish, and then return to the peacefulness and guest exclusive privacy of Chabil Mar.

For more information about things to do in the southern coast of Belize , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

Latin Post: ATM Cave is Top Sacred Cave in the World

Posted on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014


National Geographic ranks Actun Tunichil Muknal (Cave of the Crystal Sepulchre), or ATM as the No.1 “Sacred Places of a Lifetime” in the beautiful Central American country of Belize. (Photo : Flickr/Michael Daines/Antti T. Nissinen)

A recent article on Latin Post, a popular Internet site that caters to the Hispanic Community in the US and the rest of the world praised Actun Tunichil Muknal as one of the top caves that travelers have to explore when they visit Belize.

The article titled “National Geographic Top “Sacred Places” List: Belize Ancient Mayan Cave Ranks First and written by Melissa Castellanos was published on September 13 2014 and generated a lot of exposure on the Internet for Belize.

“Named the No. 1 on its list of “Sacred Places of a Lifetime” by National Geographic, ATM is located in the Cayo District, not far from the charming little town of San Ignacio. It involves a 45-minute hike, crossing streams and river banks of the Tapir Mountain Reserve to get to the cave’s entrance. Once there, you swim, twist and turn and climb to the depths of ATM where there is no natural light,” writes Castellanos who was captivated by the Cave’s aura.

According to Larry France, Marketing Manager for Chabil Mar, the ATM Cave has been making international headlines for the past three consecutive months and is considered one of the most remarkable caves on the Planet.

“It is one of Belize’s most enthralling attractions and the cave has been featured in prestigious publications like Discovery Channel, The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post says France whose resort offers a number of Belize vacations that include a tour of the cave.

Actun Tunichil Muknal or the ATM Cave as it is locally known is one of the most breathtaking caving experiences you will have in Belize. The cave is located in the karstic limestone terrain of Roaring Creek Valley in the Cayo District and is approximately 5 km long and contains a perennial stream that runs through it including a ledge with two stelae and a large chamber full of intact human remains and Maya pots.

For more information about Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave or Belize , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

7 Uniquely Beautiful Places in Belize to Add to Your Bucket List

Posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Belize has a cornucopia of intriguing attractions from stunning islands to ancient Maya ruins but here are 7 unique and beautiful places in Belize that you need to add to your bucket list:

Placencia Belize

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Photo by Jeff Monuszko

Placencia is an elegant peninsula in southern Belize and has 16 miles of some of the very best Caribbean beaches in the country. Here, the coastlines are a favorite for numerous divers and fly fishermen. Once a sleepy fishing community, Placencia has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belize.

SEE ALSO: 15 Instagram Photos of Placencia Belize Everyone Needs to See

 Victoria Peak

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Amongst the Maya Mountains is the second tallest mountain in Belize, Victoria Peak. It is positioned in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated in the Stann Creek District of Belize. In 1998, Victoria Peak was declared a natural monument. The peak is located in a broad-leaved willowy forest and many of the plants are used for medicinal practices.

Mountain Pine Ridge

Mountain Pine Ridge in Belize

Photo by Gaby Silva

The Mountain Pine Ridge Nature Reserve is the oldest of Belize’s natural parks and is comprised of 300 square miles of dirt roads and wildlife trails. The most prevalent fascinations in the area are Rio Frio Cave, Rio on Pools and Big Rock Falls, which echo through the valley.

Laughing Bird Caye


Laughing Bird Caye is a gorgeous Belizean island located on the western side of the Victoria Channel and is the southernmost atoll in the central lagoon of the Belize Barrier Reef. It has deep channels on both sides with an abundance of different kinds of coral habitats and marine life.

Hopkins Village


Hopkins Village is a coastal fishing settlement in eastern Belize that is known for their tourist hospitality and drumming celebrations. Hopkins is believed by many Belizeans to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population. The Belize First Magazine voted Hopkins as “The Friendliest Village in Belize.”

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

Often referred to as a “magical place,” the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary in Belize is a spectacle of natural splendor and diversity. It is a perfect nature reserve to learn about plants, animals, natural history and so much more.

Blue Hole

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The Belize Blue Hole is a sinkhole cave that is also a part of the UNESCO site. It’s a popular magnetism of divers throughout the world and is a geographical marvel that is part of the Lighthouse Reef System. It’s 480 feet deep and one of the most astonishing natural phenomena on earth.

SEE ALSO: The Best Diving in Belize

For more information about the traveling to Belize or Placencia, feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.