One of San Pedro’s biggest and most exciting festivals celebrates the yearly opening of Lobster Season on June 15th. For 2015 – from Saturday June 14th to the HUGE block party on June 20th – there are events and parties, music and lots and lots of delicious lobster.
On the grill with lots of butter…
May I back up just a bit? I am a giant fan of Belize history and this article about the beginning of Commercial Lobster fishing in San Pedro is fascinating. “Before 1920, lobsters were considered a pest and a big nuisance for San Pedranos”…
Who would have thought that less than 100 years later, we would be rejoicing over the season…and even dressing like one of the world’s favorite (but not terribly attractive) crustaceans?
This year, planning for the Festival is in full swing. There will be both day and night time events every day of the week (from the 14th to the 20th)…pub crawls, fine dining, chocolate sampling and lots more…
At each event, you can get a stamp in your Lobster Passport.
And at the final block party, you enter your passport in the Grand Raffle…each stamp is an entry and an amazing prize – usually a vacation package for return trip – is won. A return trip with ALL of the fixings…food, trips and tours, gift baskets, hotel and flight transfers and more.
Sadly, not everyone can win…
But it’s sure fun trying. And so is the Saturday night Block Party in San Pedro’s Central Park with food booths, plenty of lobster & cocktails and music all night long.
SO MUCH FUN but I guess we should get down to the nuts & bolts. Let’s think how we can get you here: I checked a few different flight options this morning on Kayak.com and, for the date June 14th to 21st (we don’t want you to miss a thing!), I found some good looking rates:
Calgary to Belize City RT: $583USD
Newark to Belize City RT: $579USD
These obviously vary depending on time of day, what site you are using and…a whole random magical formula that the airlines use but these flight prices are reasonable for sure. And we can’t WAIT for Southwest to start it’s daily Hobby Airport/Houston to Belize City route this October.
And then on your very short flight from Belize City to San Pedro, you can actually spot the lobster fisherman and their old wooden sailboats and dories lobster collecting the festival’s guest of honor.
And Grand Caribe Resort is the PERFECT spot for your family to enjoy it all,. We are offering a summer discount. Stay 4 or more nights and save up to 28%.
We hope to see you there. This Lobsterfest should be the biggest and best ever.