Placencia Lobsterfest 2015

It’s safe to say that the 2015 Placencia Lobsterfest was a blast!

The Lobster Festival is primarily a fundraising event held in the quaint, seaside village of Placencia. Coordinated by the Placencia Village Council and Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, the event plays a major role in tourism and the sustainable development of local business.

Upon arriving to the main area of the festivities, one could smell the distinct aroma of fresh seafood in the air being grilled and prepared in a plethora of flavours. There was definitely no shortness in creativity. At this point, of course, the only natural thing to do was…EAT! If Lobster wasn’t in your plans for the day, select vendors carried many other dishes running down the list of chicken, fish, steak, pork and a bunch of vegetarian delights. With an influence of Creole, Garifuna, Mayan and other cultures, Placencia’s Lobster Fest has become one of the major tourist engagement experiences in Belize.

The atmosphere was absolutely amazing. Live music from the marching band, cooling drinks on every corner and not to mention, the weather was perfect. Popular DJs and musicians had many on their feet, gyrating to the sounds of the Caribbean. It was definitely a moment of true unity for everyone. The festivities ran each day from Friday the 19th up until the night on Sunday the 21st, a great way to have ended both the festivities and Father’s Day.

Here are some of our highlights from the weekend:

 

 

 

We spent our weekend at one of the most breath-taking, exclusive resorts in Placencia - Chabil Mar Villas.

 

 

Heading out to the fesitval, we came across a parade filling the streets with music, dance, colour and culture.

 

 

Both local and international travelers occupied the various tents, waiting for vendors to serve them their preferred lobster dish of the day.

 

 

Who needs a restaurant when you can have your food prepared right before your eyes?!

 

 

Not to mention, there was an abundance of food for everyone including barbequed chicken, pork chops and kebabs!

 

 

One of our personal favourites - the lobster ceviche served in a fried corn tortilla basket.

 

 

To top it off, why not have a cold glass of this unique lobster and fresh fruit drink mixed by the bartender's at Robert's Grove Resort.

 

 

Everyone was simply enjoying lobster in every way possible.

 

 

Here's a lobster mascot along with Ricky and his crew at The Spice Shack!

 

 

The Marching Band kept us entertained with their upbeat instrumentals and butterfly dancers to combine in an incredible performance.

 

 

At the end of the day, we enjoyed not only being a sponsor of
the Placencia Lobsterfest but also every single moment spent with the amazing people in it.