The monotony of life, work and responsibilities in the drab concrete jungle can get you down. Sometimes you need to escape your surroundings all together and experience something new to add some spice into your life, something exotic, something colorful… something like Fiesta de Carnaval in San Pedro, Belize.
The Fiesta de Carnaval is a joyful riot of color. It is a massive two-day event on the island. It is a mess of flying paint and flour, so it’s definitely the time to embrace getting absolutely covered in color.
The event is held the weekend before the start of Lent and everyone gets in on the act, from local kids and adults to unsuspecting tourists. It is so much fun. This is definitely an experience you’re never going to forget.
Fiesta de Carnaval is a unique tourist experience, and can be shared with friends, with family or just with the locals who participate in this tradition.
Even after the festival is over, there is still much to do. San Pedro, Ambergris Caye is home to a whole range of activities to suit the personalities of all visitors. There are plenty tours that can take you snorkeling with sea turtles, sting rays and nurse sharks at the Hol Chan Marine Reserve.
If you have a bigger appetite for adventure you can scuba dive the Great Blue Hole and discover its many mysteries. Or you can simply take a nice quiet fishing trip or explore San Pedro town on foot, on a bicycle or a golf cart.
There is never a dull moment in San Pedro. Oh and the cuisine on the island is exquisite, with world class chefs cooking up storms in any of the five star restaurants. For those who love to immerse themselves in new cultures, eat like a local and check out the spots the locals get their grub from.
Fiesta de Carnaval is definitely worth checking out but be sure to book your tickets and hotels soon. There is no shortage of visitors who want to return to part-take in the experience again.
The award winning Villas at Banyan is one of the premiere resorts in San Pedro, it has all the amenities to make your vacation to Belize a spectacular one.
Weary travelers can unwind and relax in any of Banyan Bay’s fully furnished 2 and 3 bedroom Villas with amazing views of the Belize’s Barrier Reef. The resort also offers beach massages and features a 3-tiered pool.