Lobster-fest in Belize
Group or private tour
6 days & 5 nights
Date of festival: last weekend in June
Every year, the Lobster-fest in Placencia takes place on the last weekend in June. The largest celebrations occur on Saturday of that weekend. The Lobster-fest is a massive fair where you can find a wide variety of lobster dishes such as lobster ceviche, grilled lobster or curried lobster. Children can enjoy games, fun competitions like volleyball or tug of war, and they visit information booths from local organizations. At night, national Belizean entertainers perform dances in Placencia. Visiting the Lobster-fest is combined with exploring the area around Placencia.
This is the itinerary that we suggest:
Day 1. Arrival in Placencia
After arriving in Placencia, there will be time to explore the village and its many restaurants, shops and bars. You can relax by the pool at your hotel, or explore the beach.
Day 2. Monkey River Tour and Placencia Lobster-fest
The ¾ day Monkey River tour leaves Placencia in the morning. It starts with a boat trip across the Placencia Lagoon to the Monkey River. Then, a boat tour will take you up the river. After this, you will embark on a jungle hike through the Monkey River jungle. Iguanas, Black Howler Monkeys, a variety of tropical birds, crocodiles and other animal can be seen. The tour guides will provide information about jungle plants and their medicinal value. The jungle hiking is followed by a tour to and through Monkey River Village, where you will indulge in an authentic Belizean Creole lunch. As you travel back to Placencia by boat, you may spot manatees and dolphins.
In the evening, the Lobster-fest commences. You can participate in the festivities and enjoy the first lobster dishes while being entertained by Belizean performers.
Day 3. Placencia Lobster-fest
Today, the major festivities will occur. There is an extravagant fair during the day and dancing into the night. You can enjoy all kinds of lobster dishes throughout Placencia, and participate in fun games and competitions with other visitors and locals.
Day 4. Placencia Lobster-fest
Another day of festivities and lobster eating awaits you. You can also relax at the beach, on your verandah or by the pool.
Day 5. Full day private charter guided Snorkeling Tour
The snorkeling tour takes place on a 22-24′ panga, which is a Mexican skiff. The tour includes guided snorkeling by one or more local cays (islands) where corals, tropical fish, sea turtles and dolphins can be observed. A freshly prepared barbecue lunch on a local caye is included. Light tackle fishing is optional on this tour. Fishing gear is included.
Day 6. Placencia
Unfortunately, today marks the end of this holiday. You can take a domestic flight to the international airpot in Belize from Placencia. You can extend this trip by adding any of our trips or customizing one for yourself. Contact us for more information.