Holidays & Festivals

Halloween Madness At the Holiday Hotel: Party of the Year

Every year, the entire town (almost) dudes and dolls up for Halloween and heads to the HUGE red carpet event and late night party at the Holiday Hotel. Ben of Truck Stop – I am still not convinced that this isn’t a real dog’s head. And his wife Joanna’s! I…have never done it!  Never been.Keep reading »

Hip Hip Hooray! Miss San Pedro is Officially Crowned and Kids Parade to Celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye

September 10th is the first officially holiday of September – to celebrate the Battle of St. George’s Caye in 1798.  The Spanish, invading from Mexico, tried AGAIN to expel the British Baymen and their slaves from Belize. The small Baymen crew was victorious.  And along with Independence Day on September 21st (some 183 years later)Keep reading »

Costa Maya Pageant Explosion at the Fabulous Finn & Martini on Ambergris Caye

The International Costa Maya Festival, perhaps San Pedro’s busiest weekend, kicked off officially last night.  It’s a weekend that starts with a Thursday night pageant – with ladies from each country in Central America and Mexico and continues with parties, carnival rides, music, comedy and more. Beautiful Michelle Nunez, last year’s Miss San Pedro, isKeep reading »

San Pedro, Belize’s 2016 Annual Lobster Festival is the Best Yet

Last night was the big block party for the 10th annual Ambergris Caye Lobsterfest and it was an absolute blow-off.  There were more people, more space, more booths (which means more tasty food selections) and it was an absolutely gorgeous night. I got there early.  1.  Because my night time photos are…terrible.  2.  I wasKeep reading »

San Pedro, Belize’s LobsterFest 2016 Is Stacking UP to be HUGE!

On Ambergris Caye, Belize, this is going to be the biggest Lobster Festival on record!  In more ways than one… 11 days of events.  For the 10th Annual San Pedro LobsterFest. The calendar is already full…as in previous years, a passport will be issued and the more events that you attend?  The better chance that youKeep reading »

Estel’s 5th Annual Ribs Cook-Off: There’s A New QUEEN in Town

What a way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.  A gorgeous day on Ambergris Caye. Texas singer/songerwriter Jerry Jeff Walker in town and his huge crew for sold-out Camp Belize (his yearly two week concert set in San Pedro.)  And 6 grills going filled with delicious pork ribs.  6 grillmasters.  3 from San Pedro, 3 fromKeep reading »

What’s New on Ambergris Caye These Days?

For a small island, there’s always quite a bit going on around San Pedro and this weekend kicked off one of the famous influxes of visitors.  The Jerry Jeff Walkers and Camp Belize. The famous songwriter and performer (here is one performance in 2015 and one I attended in 2014) is a sold out event.Keep reading »

San Pedro’s Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Rises Again – BIGGER AND BETTER!

After an official cancellation in late November, a new group taking the reins and a Saturday night weather postponement, San Pedro’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade lined up last night and was…freaking awesome. I arrived early…as always and stopped by Sandbar Hostel/Bar & Restaurant first to add my gift to the growing pile and to admireKeep reading »

The Beautiful House Lights Of Ambergris Caye, Belize

I love to take a ride (or a walk) around San Pedro just before Christmas.  Houses and businesses, big and small, decorate for the holidays.  And the town and the Bowen & Bowen Christmas tree in Central Park are a great place to start. Last night was a gorgeous evening to do it.  Flip flopsKeep reading »

Why I LOVE December on Ambergris Caye, Belize

I am no Scrooge – I’m a pretty big fan of Christmas no matter where I am.  I have now lived in Belize for over 8 years – and have spent each Christmas here on Ambergris Caye. I also spent the 33 previous Christmas seasons in the US…New Jersey to be exact.   And while IKeep reading »

The 5th Annual LoveFM Christmas Parade Brings Out All Of San Pedro’s Families

The countdown to Christmas is here…and LoveFM National Radio & TV organizes beautiful parades around the country.  Last night at sundown, families and KIDS assembled and lined the streets to watch our only land based Christmas parade here on Ambergris Caye.  (The Lighted Boat Parade is December 19th!). Here are squillions of pictures of theKeep reading »