Placencia, Belize

Belize Lobster Festival
June 20 – 24, 2019

Placencia, Belize Lobster Festival

Conde Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle travel magazine, has just selected Belize as a top destination to visit in 2019! The Placencia peninsula, where warm crystal blue ocean waves meet delicious tropical Caribbean cuisine, will host its annual Lobster Festival once again in June. This long-standing cultural tradition and event marks the opening of lobster season in Belize and is the second largest annual celebration in Placencia. People from around the world make their way to the beautiful Caribbean village for mouthwatering lobster dishes of every kind, live music and dancing, art and more! Belize is home to the second largest coral reef system in the world, making it a true paradise for diving, snorkeling and eco-exploration. There are majestic ancient Mayan Ruins to explore. Also, several breathtaking private islands, or Cayes, to visit and spend a lazy afternoon swaying in a hammock in tune with the island breeze. You certainly won’t want to leave this beautiful slice of paradise.

 

Trip Information

  • Dates: June 20 – 24, 2019
  • Duration: 4 nights
  • Total Trip Cost: Double Occupancy $2,597, Single Occupancy $1,997, Activities Only: $1,197
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $397 (this is non-refundable)
  • Payment Plan:
    • Double Occupancy:  Deposit + 4 payments of $410/month
    • Single Occupancy:  Deposit +  4 payments of $560/month
    • Activities Only: Deposit + 4 payments of $210/month
  • Payments are due on the 8th of each month for 4 months following deposit. All payments due in full by May 10, 2019.  Prices are in USD.
  • Age restrictions:  All Global Gastronome guests must be 21 years of age or older

 

Itinerary Summary

Below is a brief summary of our activities and only details part of all that you will experience.  We can’t give away all the goodies just yet.  You will receive a detailed itinerary complete with locations, addresses, restaurant names, etc. approximately 6 weeks prior to the start of our adventure in Placencia.

  • June 20 – You will be met at the airport by your driver who will whisk you away to the resort.  Check into accommodations.  Enjoy a lovely welcome dinner with your host and other Global Gastronome special guests.
  • June 21 – We start with an early breakfast, then off to a day fully immersed in Mayan culture with a visit to Mayan ruins, lunch in a traditional Mayan home and visit a spice farm where we experience what it is to grow vanilla, cardamom and more.  Later, it’s off to the beach for the Lobster Festival! (breakfast and lunch included)
  • June 22 – Rise and shine it’s another activity-filled day! We’ll have breakfast then depart for a Lesson in Garifuna culture, cooking class and a trip to a cacao farm where we make our own chocolate. (breakfast and lunch  included)
  • June 23 – Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and enjoy all that Placencia has to offer. You have the day free to do as you please. Lay out on the beach, go for some water sports or visit the artists in town for the Lobster Festival (breakfast included).
  • June 24 – Departures (breakfast included)

Choose your package

Want to book double occupancy but don’t have a roommate?  We can help with that.  Book double occupancy and we will match you with a roommate!

Single Occupancy

1 person, 1 room, 1 bed
    .

$2,597

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 4 payments $560/month

Double Occupancy

2 people, 1 room, 2 beds or
2 people, 1 room, 1 bed (couples)

$1,997

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 4 payments $410/month

Activities Only

Book your own hotel, join us
for activities and meals

$1,197

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 4 payments $210/month

Would you like to speak to a live person before booking? Click the button to the right and you can schedule a call with one of our customer service representatives who will answer your questions.

Activities Only – another Global Gastronome exclusive!  Several of our former and potential guests have expressed a desire to join us in the festivities of a Global Gastronome adventure without having to book a hotel room.  We heard you!  Now, you can book the Activities Only portion of our trip and stay with friends or relatives, an AirBnB or at home (if you’re local) while enjoying all the fun of a Global Gastronome excursion.

Please read our Terms & Conditions 

Included In Your Trip…

  Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Activities Only
4 nights Hotel Accommodations

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Transportation to/from Belize International Airport

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Breakfast every morning

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Welcome Dinner

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Global Gastronome Swag Bag

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Lobster Festival and Beach Parties (food/bevarage not included)

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Chocolate making class

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Spice far tour

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Transportation to/from all scheduled excursions

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Hands On Cooking Class

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Farewell Dinner

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Global Gastronome GastroBox

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Professional Photographer

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Global Gastronome onsite Representative

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Private Facebook Group

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Pre-departure Conference Call

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  • GLOBAL GASTRONOME EXCLUSIVE – Approximately 3 weeks after you return home you will receive The GastroBox – a box full of authentic spices, recipes and cooking implements used during our Belizean adventure!
  • 4 nights accommodations 
  • Authentic Belizean/Mayan cooking class
  • Chocolate/Cacao Farm tour
  • Daily breakfast, other meals as mentioned above
  • Round trip transportation to and from the airport upon arrival and departure
  • On-site Global Gastronome representative to assist and make your adventure worry free

Roommates

Don’t have a roommate but want to book double occupancy package?  No worries, we will assign a roommate to you! Simply check the box marked ‘I need a roomie’ on your registration form.

Transportation

Transfers to and from the airport to the hotel are provided as-well-as round-trip transportation to all scheduled events.

Not Included In Your Trip…

  • Airfare
  • Cost of travel visa
  • Souvenirs
  • Additional hotel costs (bar, massages, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Mandatory trip insurance (all attendees are required to have travel insurance)
  • Excursions not listed above
  • Alcoholic drinks, snacks and remaining meals
  • Transportation for non-included activities
  • Discretionary gratuities

Insurance, Cancellations and Refunds

Trip Insurance

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of us having a great time.  This is why Global Gastronome requires all participants to purchase trip insurance – both cancellation and medical.  Once your booking is processed, you will receive a link to purchase trip insurance.

Cancellations and Refunds

Package and/or all other travel arrangements are non-refundable (unless otherwise stated) but may, in some cases, be transferrable 60 days or more prior to departure.  For all changes and cancellations, please notify us at info@globalgastronome.com.  Change and cancellation terms are subject to change without notice.

What do I do next?

Choose your package below and click Book Now.  Once your booking is processed, you will receive a confirmation email that has all the information you need to purchase trip insurance, gain access to the private Facebook group, gain access to the private membership group and much more!

Single Occupancy

1 person, 1 room, 1 bed
    .

$2,597

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 4 payments $560/month

Double Occupancy

2 people, 1 room, 2 beds or
2 people, 1 room, 1 bed (couples)

$1,997

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 4 payments $410/month

Activities Only

Book your own hotel, join us
for activities and meals

$1,197

Per Person
Payment Plan: deposit + 4 payments $210/month

Payments are automatically drafted from your account every 30 days. Final payment is for full remaining balance.  You will receive a reminder email 5 days prior to each payment.

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. Due to the unique nature of our scheduling, each excursion is custom designed and, occasionally activities listed on this itinerary may not be available due to acts of nature, availability or political climate. Please rest assured that our team takes special care in planning each excursion and will do everything in our power to provide activities of equal or greater value in the event of a substitution.  Please read Global Gastronome Terms & Conditions for more information.