Well it wasn’t the mayhem and debauchery that Easter celebrations typically are but after all the non-events of 2020, this weekend’s Easter Celebrations were encouraging. We’re seeing signs of normal life returning. Hotels and vacation homes were booked out up and down the peninsula and restaurants did a brisk business. I was so pleased to see families staked out on the beaches with coolers and BBQs going but it was a bit disconcerting seeing the police and BDF patrolling—patrolling hard. They must have come through Tipsy Tuna 3 times in the ninety minutes we were there yesterday. Mask wearing and distancing were strictly enforced and if you were holding a house party you were doing your best to be discreet about it.
The Belize Travel Market held an event at the basketball court that was well attended and expertly organized. We saw our friends from the Crocodile Research Coalition along with loads of local crafters.
This market is a perfect place to spoil yourself with Belizean made products, jewelry, and food. Top treats in my book are fish dip from Doyle’s Smoke Yaad and the organic cacao fudge from Taste Belize.
Though there was no live music or big dance parties or Belikin-sanctioned beer drinking contests, it was a generally good holiday weekend.