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What low season? Belize breaks records, Lobsterfest, & the newest pics around the village!

Dear Tropical Storm Franklin

No surprise to read THIS article – Belize has broken its overnight tourism records – smashed them in fact! In April the overnight percentage went up 24% compared to last year!!!!!You can tell in the village, the energy and buzz is much higher than in past years during low season – mid July feels more like late November as far as the people. It is still NOT crowded – you can go into any restaurant and not have a wait, and you can have the beach to yourself most days, which is one of the draws of this village (paradise without overcrowding!). But, the amount of tourists in the village can be seen in far more filled up seats at the bars and restaurants.

The village recently enjoyed Lobsterfest, so lobster is back on the menus, yay! Here is a montage of village images from the last couple weeks – even if you are enjoying your own summer across North America, the exotic and rustic look of this place can make you want to come back…

Lobsterfest:
Gotta get a pic with the lobster…..

Belize breaks records

Get your face in this board….

Get your face

CBC’s own Carlos Vasquez¬†won the Amateur Rum Punch Contest with his “famous” racecar rum punch!!!

Rum Punch ContestRum Punch Contest

Lobster pizza, lobster rolls, lobster omelettes, lobster bisque, lobster fritters…..

Lobster pizza
Here are some images on Main Street from the last week….
Love the Central American-style grocery stores….you never know what you will find!
Main Street from the last week
Pretty painted fences down Main Street…
Pretty painted fences down
 Street art can be found throughout the village
 Street art
 Charming, tranquil, exotic are some of the words that come to mind, everywhere you look
Charming, tranquil
Charming, tranquil
¬†Belizean “fast food” – love her burritos!
 Belizean "fast food"
 Belizean "fast food"
 Bicycles are a sight you will see everywhere throughout the village, always a pretty picture:)
pretty picture
 A visit to Pickled Parrot is a high point of a vacation here!
Pickled Parrot is a high point
 The newest restaurant in the village РThe Vineyard!
The village - The Vineyard
¬†And everyone’s old favorite…..Rumfish ūüôā (never get sick of seeing this in new pictures!)
never get sick of seeing
 One of my favorite souvenir shops!
 One of my favorite souvenir shops
 More cute storefronts
More cute storefronts
¬†Reclaimed nautical signs ūüôā
 More cute storefronts
¬†Local favorite Dawn’s grill
Local favorite Dawn's grill
¬†Secret Garden is hidden behind this rustic wood building…
 Secret Garden
 Pretty shops tucked off to the side of Main Street
Pretty shops
Pretty shops
 Great Asian soup and stir fry here, with great people watching!
 Great Asian soup
 Never get sick of these tropical colors!
Never get sick