"Making our streets car-free is the most radical design decision we have made at Las Catalinas. I assure you plenty of people tried to talk us out of it" - Visionary of Las Catalinas
As a travel destination, Las Catalinas has grown in importance in recent years, being featured and on covers of major travel publications such as Travel + Leisure, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Described as a "Costa Rican paradise, made to order for travelers", this coastal resort town has gained international acclaim for its small-town vibe, authentic Costa Rican culture, and scenic beauty. While its luxurious boutique hotel Casa Chameleon has won awards for its zero-edge infinity pool, the town grounds also offer a large share of its 70+ villas and apartments as vacation homes, with guests being able to mingle with full and part-time residents and turning this local community into a more international, cultural melting-pot of like-minded types.
Best for: Adventure , The Beach, ECO, Exotic, Mountains, Wellness
"The Peninsula" an affectionate nod to Spanish Settlers, is a 16 mile strip of paradise, Belizean's own Key West in the Southern Stann Creek District.
Hippy settlers from Canada and Europe were the modern day commercialized humans to develop the village giving it a rich organic and natural serenity offering visitors a variety of experiences fulfilling the wish lists of all. The peninsula is bordered by mangrove-lined lagoons, making this truly a world class area for sport fishing, water-front residences, beautiful boats and yachts from all over the world, intimate resorts, and unique small business commercial endeavors. 16 miles of clear blue Western Caribbean Sea front with expansive views and direct ocean access to nearby Belize Barrier Reef is what draws sophisticated travelers here. Spectacular rainbows are commonplace along palm dotted white sands, while the village itself is famous for it's charm and walkability.
A full on destination experience in and of itself, Placencia's location enables day trips further afield easily and affordably like the Blue Hole, Mayan Kingdoms, Wild Jungle are all day-trippable.
Best for: Adventure , Archeological & History , ECO, Exotic, Spiritual Journeys, Wellness