Friday, June 26, 2009

Placencia Lobsterfest 2009 - Friday Update

15 boats registered in the 2009 Placencia Fishermen's Day Saltwater Tournament - Colton Reef, Easy Skankin' , Aquatics, Lucille, Rum Runner, Dolphin, Primal Scream, Torrie, Sundowner, Bad Tide, Akeera, Singing Sands, Leonora, Dos Gringos & Kirianna will be heading out in the morning to catch "THE BIG ONES" Good luck ladies & gentlemen!

Booths have been set up and and many are already operational - Tomorrow will be a real food fest - all sorts of dishes are gonna be available - Looks like beside the old favorites like Wendy's Creole Restaurant and Grill N Go you have Indian Food from Saffron's and Korean dishes from Singing Sands - all the stalls have been rented out for the weekend so that means about 70 plus food and arts & craft booths. Something for everyone.

Love FM is broadcasting LIVE throughout the weekend so if for some reason you just can't get here you won't miss out completely. You should try and get here though - the road is FABULOUS right now - many portions are PAVED (hard to believe but true)

The Reject's - a local Placencia band is playing tonight - sponsored by the Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar - where they normally play every Friday night.

The weather is beautiful and the crowds are gathering.We hope to see you this weekend!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sign up for the 11th annual Placencia Fishermen's Day Saltwater Fishing Tournament

Have YOU Signed up for the 11th Placencia Fishermen’s Day Saltwater Fishing Tournament?

Deadline for early registration ends Friday June 19th, 2009

Who has signed up so far…..

Colton’s Reef – Captain to be announced

Singing Sands – Captain to be announced

Akeera – Captain Alfred Williams

Boat to be announced – Captain Earl Godfrey

What You’ll Save by Signing up Now!!!

Early Reg. Fee Regular Reg. Fee Savings

2 person team $250 $325 You save $75

3 person team $300 $400 You save $100

4 person team $350 $475 You save $125

5 person team $400 $550 You save $150

6 person team $450 $625 You save $175

What are You Waiting For?????


* $2500 plus other prizes for Best Boat

– Top-scoring boat

* $3000 Grand Slam

- Grand Slam – one each – Kingfish, Jack & Barracuda – must be of minimum weight to qualify –

top weighted fish of each category – combination of highest points

* $750 Largest Kingfish * $750 Largest Jack

* $750 Largest Barracuda

* $750 Highest Scoring Extraordinary Fish

Fuel Prizes

100 Gallons of Regular or Diesel Fuel & 1 case Nautilus 2-cycle Lube courtesy of Shell Placencia to be distributed amongst Top Nine Boats

The Tipsy Tuna

The Largest Tuna that “Tips” the Scale

(Must be over 18 lbs to qualify)

$1000 courtesy of Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar

Ladies’ Luck

Heaviest Fish of the Tournament Caught by a Woman

$250 courtesy of the Barefoot Beach Bar

Heaviest Fish of the Tournament

Costa Del Mar Sunglasses courtesy El Capitan

Junior Angler Prize

Heaviest Fish of the Tournament Caught by a Junior Angler (under 12 years)

$100 courtesy of Sunova Beach Gift Shop

Lowest Scoring Boat

$100 courtesy of Dave & Anna-Marie

(Must have a score – boats with 0 do not qualify)

For more information call 523-4045

This event is possible with the support of

Tarpon Caye Lodge, Insurance Corporation of Belize/Caribbean Cabinet & Furniture, Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar, Shell Placencia/Sol Belize, Doran’s Services, Boson’s Chair, Serenity Beach Resort, Barefoot Rentals, Robert’s Grove, Laru Beya Villas, Wendy’s Restaurant & Bar, Paradise Resort, Seahorse Dive Shop, Barefoot Beach Bar, Scotiabank, Wallen’s Market Ltd, Chabil Mar Villas, Atlantic Bank, Z-Touch Day Spa, Ocean Motion Guide Services, Miller’s Landing, Splash Dive Shop, & Turtle Inn

Placencia Lobsterfest 2009 - June 26th, 27th, & 28th

Visit Placencia Lobsterfest Facebook Page to find out what's happening this year.

Placencia Tourism Center

Awarded Best Receptive Service for 2008

by the Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation & Culture Belize Tourism Board


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11th Annual Placencia BTIA Lobsterfest Raffle

This year’s Placencia Lobsterfest BTIA Raffle prizes are amazing! We are sure to have some very happy winners at the end of the day on Sunday June 28th! Tickets will be on sale at the Placencia Tourism Center later this week for $2.00 each or $20 for a book of 11!!!! Good luck and see you at this year’s Placencia Lobsterfest!

Moorings Belize - Day sail for 8 w/ La Dolce Vita - one bottle of Cabernet, Wallen's Market, Wallen's Hardware or Placencia Pharmacy - $50 gift certificate, Ocean's Edge - $100 Cash Prize & Jacki’s Bakery - $50 Savory & Sweet Baked Goods.

Victoria House, Ambergris Caye - 2 nights stay for 2, Tropic Air - Roundtrip ticket for 2, Placencia/San Pedro, Caribbean Travel & Tours - $100 Cash Prize, Lucille's Traveller's Inn - $50 Cash Prize. Lydia's Guesthouse - $50 Cash Prize.

Chaa Creek Lodge - 2 nights accommodations with breakfast and guided tours., Moon Clusters, Belmopan - $25 gift certificate, Ocean Motion Real Estate - $100 Cash Prize, Captain Jak's - $50 Cash Prize, Caribbean Future Real Estate - $50 Cash Prize

Brother's Habet - Black & Decker 1/2" Hammer Drill with accessories, Wallen's Hardware, Wallen's Market or Placencia Pharmacy - $50 gift certificate, Dean Cabral's Electrical - $50 Cash Prize.

Color Mart, Belmopan - 5 gallon bucket interior or exterior paint, Platinum Designs - $200 Voucher towards design project or consultation, Independence Lumber Yard - $75 gift certificate, & A&D Hardware, Dangriga - $50 gift certificate

Barefoot Rentals - 1 day golf cart rental, Barefoot Beach Bar - $100 Bar tab, De' Tatch Restaurant & Seaspray Hotel - Dinner for 2, Tutti Frutti - $25 gift certificate, Ranguana Lodge - 2 nights stay for 2 in an a/c beach cabana

Laru Beya Villas- one night stay in a Jr. Villa, Barefoot Rentals - 1 day golf cart rental, The Inn at Roberts Grove - Dinner for 2 with a glass of wine in their Seaside Restaurant, Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Parlor - $25 gift certificate, Splash Dive Shop - Snorkel trip for 2

Tarpon Caye Lodge - 2day/3 night Relaxation Package, La Dolce Vita - Bottle of Pinot Bianco, Wallen's Market, Wallen's Hardware or Placencia Pharmacy - $50 gift certificate, Ace Hardware, Belize City - One cooler. Garden Cabanas - $100 Cash Prize

Lola's Art - One painting, Spectarte Art Gallery - $200 Gift Certificate, Ernest Garcia - $25 Cash Prize

Z-Touch Day Spa - Facial by Ysela, Secret Garden Day Spa - Swedish Massage, Danube Austrian Restaurant - $50 gift certificate, The Joint Boutique - $50 Gift Certificate

Karel's Barber Shop - one haircut, Premium Wines and Spirits - 1 campari & 1 stones ginger wine, D'eclipse Entertainment Club - $100 Bar Tab, Cardelli Farms - One 5lb Box of quality jumbo shrimp

360 Degrees Exile Cafe & Art Gallery, Punta Gorda (opening soon by Lola & Edsel Lopez) - 1 gourd mask (value $105.00)

Artful Dodger Sail & Canvas - $200 Cash Prize

Atlantic Bank - $50 Savings Account

Avadon Diver - Discover Scuba Diving Class for two all-inclusive

Barefoot Beach Bar – Two T-shirts

Barnacle Bill's Beach Bungalows in Maya Beach - One night stay - Offer good until Nov 30th, 2009, based on availability.

Bella Maya Resort - 3-course Dinner for two in our waterfront restaurant

Belize Foam Ltd - 1 Double Premium Matress - (Value $286.00)

Benny’s - $250 Gift Certificate

Blue Crab Beach donates either 1 box of milk or dark chocolate or dinner for 2 in the restaurant.

Boson’s Chair – 2 Mochas & 1 hour internet

Cardelli Farms - 1 - 5# box of quality jumbo shrimp.

Casa Placencia, 1 nt, A/C Garden Room w/Welcome Fruit Bowl and cool Beer in the Fridge, Muffin Basket and fresh OJ in the morning-valid June through August, 2009-Value-$100

Chabil Mar Villas - $100 Cash Prize

Corn Tortilla & Fry Fish Publishing (LOLA'S ART sister) - 2 books, Folklore From Belize and In My Village (value $72.00)

Crow's Nest Bar & Grill - $50 Prize

Danube Austrian Restaurant - $50 Gift Certificate

Decked Out House donates 2 night for 1-4 persons or 2 adults and 2 children in choice of its Nautical Family Room or Dockside Studio. Reservations based on availability. Valid June 23 - Nov 1.

D’Express - 2 round Trip Tickets to Puerto Cortez Honduras

D’Express - 2 round Trip Tickets to Puerto Cortez Honduras

Dianni's Gift Shop - $75.00 gift certificate from our Sterling jewelry collection

Dianni's Guest House - 3 nights stay for 2 with breakfast

Doran’s Services - $100 Cash Prize

Dr. Arden Usher - Full mouth exam with teeth cleaning & polishing.

Eloise’s Travel Lodge - $50 cash Prize

Easy Living Apartments 1 night stay at for two persons (up to two children under 12 years stay free w/ adults) value BZ$200.00

French Connection - Dinner for 2 - 4 people ($300 Value)

Goss Chocolate donates 1 box of milk or dark chocolate, 3 pounds total weight.

Joy Tours - $100 Cash Prize

Julia’s Guesthouse – 1 night stay for 2 in our beachside cabana

Kristine Small – One 60 Minute Massage

Lee Cabral's Cabana Rental - 2 nights stay in fully furnished air-conditioned cabana.

Manatee Inn - 2 bottles of wine (Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)

Manatee Inn - 2 bottles of wine (Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)

Manatee Inn - 2 bottles of wine (Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay)

Maya Beach Bistro & Hotel – Try one of everything on the menu! – Try all food items on the menu once – (one item per visit – offer good through June 2010 - some restrictions apply)

Maya Breeze Inn is donating 2 nights stay for 2 and a 1 night stay for 2 prizes good from June to November 15th 2009.

Michelo’s Belgian Café $50 certificate

Miller's Landing Pizza and pool day, pizza and drinks to $50. to be used before Dec. 09

MIRAB, Belize City-Preferred Customer Wine Basket filled w/3 bottles, Vintner's Choice Wine and assorted crackers and cheeses-Value-$300

Miramar’s Apartments: 2-nights stay in Miramar’s beachfront studio suite (for 2 persons).

Miramar’s Apartments: 2-nights stay in Miramar’s beachfront studio suite (for 2 persons).

Ocean Motion Guide Service $100.00 Cash Prize

One World Rental - 2 nights in a studio for 2 people (A/C, TV, kitchenette).

Papi's Hardware, Belmopan-Solar Light set for your walkway-Value-$70 or $70 gift certificate -Special Order Color Catalogs – Outdoor Living & Papi’s Home Center Home Décor Catalog

Paradise Resort – 2 Nights Stay for 2

Pickled Parrot Pizza - $50 gift certificate

Pirates Grill at Lost in Paradise – Dinner for 2 ($50 Value)

Placencia Office Supply - $50 Cash Prize

Premium Wines & Spirits – 1 Campari & 1 Stone’s Ginger Wine

Premium Wines & Spirits – 1 Campari & 1 Stone’s Ginger Wine

Radisson Fort George Hotel & Marina – One night stay for 2 in a Club Tower Room.

Ranguana Lodge – 2 night stay in an A/C Beach Cabana for 2

Robert’s Grove - Saturday Night BBQ Buffet Dinner for 2

Rumfish Y Vino - $100 Cash Prize

Rumfish Y Vino - 1 Bottle of Red Wine ($75.00)

Scotiabank Placencia Branch - a $250.00 Scotiamax savings account

Seahorse Dive Shop - Snorkel trip for 2.

Seahorse Dive Shop - Scuba Diving trip for 2

Siripohn Thai Food - Lunch For 2 on a Friday

Siripohn Thai Massage - Facial Treatment

Siripohn Thai Massage - Thai Massage

Siripohn Thai Massage - Back & Shoulder Massage

Singing Sands Inn - 1 night in Sea View cabana included breakfast for two, valid from 1st of June through November 15th, 2009, valued at $250.00 BZD.

SMITH'S FAMILY CABINS, San Ignacio-2 nts for two in one of our 10 furnished cabins located just outside town on 10 acres of lush flora and fauna-valid June through November, 2009-Value-$170

Splash Dive Shop - Discover Scuba Diving -Value US$ 150.00

Sun Breeze Hotel (San Pedro) - 1 night double accommodations

Sunova Beach Gift Shop - $50 gift certificate

Sunova Beach Gift Shop - $50 gift certificate

The Added Touch – Cool, Colorful & Funky Lobster Wall Hanging – Original Art Work

The NEW (Placencia) Bazaar Gift Shop - $50 gift voucher

The Placencia Hotel & Residences – Dinner for 2

The Secret Garden Day Spa - One Facial

The Secret Garden Day Spa - One Thai Massage

The Secret Garden Restaurant, Bar & Café - $50 Gift Certificate.

Turtle Inn – Dinner for 2 with a bottle of house wine

TuttiFrutti Ice Cream Parlor - $50 Gift Certificate

Universal Hardware, Spanish Lookout-16" Lasko Standing Fan-white-Value-$68

Village Inn – 2 Nights stay at Menona Cabana

Villas at Cocoplum - - $50 Prize

Wallen’s Market Ltd. - $50 Gift Certificate to Wallen’s Market, Wallen’s Hardware, or Placencia Pharmacy.

Wendy’s Restaurant & Bar - $100 cash prize

Western Belize Statuary - One Planter

Whipray Caye Lodge – 2 nights stay for 2

Yellow House – 2 night stay for 2 * Certain restrictions apply

Yoli’s Bar & Grill – Dinner for 2 w/ bottle of wine


Saturday, May 23, 2009

New Placencia Lobsterfest Song with photos and more.......

Hi everyone,

Please check out this link to the newly released Gilharry 7 song “Placencia Lobsterfest” along with great pictures!

This year Placencia Lobsterfest will have the musical entertainment of Gilharry 7, the All Star Steel Band, Versatile Youths, Entourage Movements and much more. Our 2 day Salt Water Fishing Tournament has over $10,000 in cash and prizes. We have an incredible raffle with more than 80 prizes (so far - more are coming in everyday). The Placencia BTIA will have a really nice shirt on sale to commemorate the weekend. There are activities, games and a lobster cook off planned. And of course just about every lobster dish under the sun...... grilled, ceviche, patties, fajitas, pizza - you name it you can probably find it at this year's Placencia Lobsterfest...

Dates for this year's Placencia Lobsterfest are June 26, 27 & 28. Remember Placencia's Lobsterfest is ALWAYS the last full weekend of June. Tell a friend or two or three………..

Visit Placencia Lobsterfest Facebook Page to find out what's happening this year.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

11th Annual Placencia Lobsterfest

11th Annual Placencia Lobsterfest

Placencia is proud to announce that its 11th annual Lobsterfest will be held June 26th, 27th, & 28th on the beach in beautiful and sunny Placencia Village. Placencia Lobsterfest is always a fun filled weekend filled with great musical entertainment, a spectacular 2 day fishing tournament, a multitude of delicious lobster dishes, loads of games for young and old, and one of the largest raffles in the country of Belize!

Placencia Lobsterfest is held in honor of the spiny lobster that once assured the livelihood of Placencia Village and is traditionally held the last full weekend of June. This event is a joint effort of the Placencia BTIA and the Placencia Village Council.

Look out for updates in your local paper, on the internet at or at our official blog

The 11th annual Placencia Lobsterfest promises to be the biggest and best ever.

Join us the weekend of June 26th, 27th, & 28th because in Placencia we think Lobsters Rock!!!!

For more information on this event contact the Placencia Tourism Center at 523-4045 or email