3 Popular Events for early 2020 on Ambergris Caye 

by McNab Editorial Team

2020 has started and there are plenty of fun activities taking place on the vibrant island of Ambergris Caye!  Here are some events you should  definitely mark on your agenda to attend during your vacation  

Save the Date: January 18th Wahoo Challenge 2020  

To kick start 2020, anglers are invited to join the 2020 Wahoo Challenge. The wahoo challenge a tournament is a tournament that has been taking place for many years now on Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye is a prime location for deep-sea fishing, making it a popular destination for fishing tournaments. Despite the possibility of wahoo being caught all year round, the challenge is set specifically in early January, in the cooler months in Belize, when the chances of catching a Wahoo are highest.  It’s never a dull moment catching these fish as they are known for their highspeed chase, not to mention them being a great meal!

The tournament starts with a briefing on Friday followed by the main event on Saturday, January 18th. On Saturday there will be a Bimini start at 6:00 AM with lines out until 4:00 PM While on Sunday, January 19th fishing is from 6:00 AM-12 PM. Join the action at Dive Bar as anglers come in to weigh their catch.  Entertainment will be provided by Panerrifix Steelband, Erin Castellano, Amaurys, Mangrove Riddims, and the Gasoline Lollipops.  


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February – El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro 

Ambergris Caye, already a vibrant and happening caye, comes alive for El Gran Carnaval de San Pedro. Celebrated yearly one week before lent, visitors and locals are all invited to join in various cultural celebrations. Dancing, paint parades, and local performances flood the sandy streets of the island. Live music and entertainment make this Carnaval one not to miss.  


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Photo Courtesy Andrew Usher

Early – Mid June- Lobster Festival in San Pedro  

Belize, home to the second-largest living barrier reef in the word, makes it a destination that serves up delicious seafood.  Lobster, shrimp, crab, fish,…you name it…restaurants will have a fresh catch of the day available. In celebration of lobster season opening June 15, an annual celebration of events is held on the island of San Pedro. Lobster Fest is held around that time to honor the opening of the season.  It is one of the best times to visit the island with a number of restaurants hosting events and dinner specials with a massive block party to end the week of celebrations of these crustaceans. In San Pedro Lobster fest runs from June 11- June 20th.

In case you miss the Lobster Fest in San Pedro you can also head over to Placencia and Caye Caulker where Lobster Fest is also celebrated at a later time in the month  

To keep up to date with all the events taking place visit our CALENDAR OF EVENTS page.  

Written by Louise Roe

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