Spring in Belize Sees the Arrival of the Whale Sharks

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Whale Shark Belize
Each spring, whale sharks migrate to a feeding area off the coast of Belize, close to the village of Placencia. Whale sharks are known as the ‘gentle giant’ of the ocean, they are naturally curious and will calmly swim right along a boat or snorkeler. The largest whale shark on record was 40'7" with a mouth that spanned 4.5 feet wide. 

Is swimming with these gentle giants on your bucket list? If so, read on and find out about the best times and ways to see the whale sharks in Belize. 

Best Things to Do in Belize with Kids

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Family Vacation Belize
The kids are back at school and now is the time many families are thinking about where to go on vacation during the school breaks. If you are planning a vacation for Christmas or Spring Break, find out why the beautiful Central American country of Belize is the perfect family destination. 

Why is Belize a Great Family Destination?

Top 5 Best Beaches in Belize

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Miami Beach, Manta Caye, Glover's Reef
Belize has 240 miles of coastline on the Caribbean Sea and is home to around 450 islands or ‘Cayes’. We look at the best beaches on the mainland and further afield where some of the real gems can be found, on the atolls that stretch along the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System. This continuous reef structure runs the length of Belize, parallel to the coast and is one of the most pristine reef ecosystems in the Western Hemisphere.

Best Places to Eat in Placencia, Belize

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Tutti Frutti Gelateria, Placencia, Belize
Placencia is well known for its stunning white sand beaches and also for some of the best restaurants in Belize. Placencia has attracted many top chefs to this beautiful seaside village and you will be treated to an amazing and authentic food scene.

Seafood is a big feature of Belizean cuisine and the local Placencia restaurants source it locally, so your catch will always be fresh. In addition to fresh seafood, you will find Placencia has a selection of cozy coffee shops, bakeries and one of the best ice cream parlours in Belize.

When is Lobster Season in Belize?

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Free diving for lobster in Belize
June is an important month in Belize for festivals. It also marks the start of the lobster harvesting season which happens each year on June 15th. The harvesting of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster is only allowed from June 15 to February 14.

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