New York Times selects Placencia as one of its top places to visit in 2017

Visit Placencia Belize in 2017 says The New York Times

Visit Placencia Belize in 2017 says The New York Times

The New York Times, the award-winning news organization that has won a total of 117 Pulitzer Prizes, has just published a new article entitled “52 Places to Go in 2017” as part of its annual tourism guide for its readers.

Highlighting a panoply of unspoiled, beautiful, and charming locations to visit around the globe, the New York Times article made special mention of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Entitled, “Ecotourism expands in southern Belize,” the section of the New York Times article describes how golf carts are the most popular form of transportation on the laid-back peninsula that connects the Belizean mainland to the coast.

The New York Times article describes the laid-back, forward-thinking orientation of the peninsula, a place where yoga studios, juice bars, and elegant beachfront resorts entice visitors with gorgeous views and a chance to sip on some of Belize’s finest rums. The New York Times article also made special mention of the nearby Belize Barrier Reef, part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world, and its many world-class scuba diving opportunities, including the chance to interact with whale sharks, the largest fish inhabiting the planet’s oceans.

Chabil Mar, a multiple award-winning luxury resort featuring elegant villas, is located on the Placencia Peninsula just a few minutes’ walk from the capital village. The name of the resort comes from a Maya term meaning “Beautiful Sea,” and the Chabil Mar resort features gorgeous panoramas of the Caribbean Sea in a tropical oasis setting that includes infinity pools, a lush garden, and an elegant pier that is perfect for enjoying fresh-made cocktails and gourmet meals prepared by the resort’s onsite restaurant and bar.

Chabil Mar is conveniently located close to some of Belize’s most popular attractions, including tours of ancient Maya ruins and hiking expeditions through the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve, a vast, trackless wilderness that is home to some of Central America’s last surviving jaguars. Placencia Village and the Chabil Mar resort are also popular staging points for sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling adventures on the Belize Barrier Reef.

The New York Times was founded on September 18, 1851, and is one of the most prestigious and widely read publications in the United States. Nicknamed “The Gray Lady,” the New York Times is widely regarded as a national newspaper of record, and its tour guide recommendations are extremely influential in bringing visitors to remote locations around the world.

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