Start Planning Your Trip to Belize for the 2024 San Pedro Lobster Fest

by Larry Waight
All eyes are on La Isla Bonita for the 2024 San Pedro Lobster Fest. Looking for a place to stay? La Perla del Caribe is perfect for those who want to be close to the action but far enough to get away when they feel like it.

If your passion for seafood involves loads of lobster, there’s a very good chance you’ve already heard of Belize’s Lobster Fest, an annual bacchanal that boasts plenty of lobster dishes along with enough Belikin beers to quench your thirst in between bites.

Free diving lobster. Image via Life & Thyme

Belize’s most recent Caribbean Spiny lobster season opened on July 1, 2023, to plenty of publicity in addition to an uptick in tourism. This year is expected to be equally bountiful, with the 2024 San Pedro Lobster Fest set to take place from July 1st to 13th. Eager travelers are already starting to book accommodations for the party. Will you be one of them? You should be! To ensure you enjoy the best of Belize’s lobster season, you’ll need to start planning now if you hope to headquarter in Belize’s number one travel destination. 

2024 San Pedro Lobster Fest: What to Expect 

Photo Credit: Pablo Garcia Photography via the San Pedro Lobster Fest Facebook Page

Wondering what you’ll need for your Lobster Fest debut? Not much. Ambergris Caye is Belize’s most happening destination. Still, there are no Fashion Police roaming San Pedro. Anything goes, so you can pack light: shorts, lightweight shirts, flip-flops, swim attire, and perhaps one “after sundown” covering for nighttime beach strolls and parties. Got an official bib? Bring it if you like, but you’d be wise to leave room in your travel bag for your souvenirs, commemorative lobster fest t-shirts, and island crafts.

Where to Stay: La Perla Del Caribe

Of course, enjoying all the festivities means having secured a place to stay on the island. To that end, set your sights on the luxurious La Perla Del Caribe for the perfect beachfront accommodations. Found north of San Pedro Town, La Perla Del Caribe is an exclusive community of luxury villa rentals, each of which is ideal for small groups of guests

Photo by La Perla del Caribe

Perfect for those who want a place close enough to the action but far enough away for moments of tranquility, La Perla – and its 500 linear feet of private beach – will be great for unwinding in-between all the lobster-centric festivities. Plus, the property offers a dedicated concierge that can book tours and massage services and see to a golf cart rental. And if you prefer not to lift a finger during your escape, you can book a private chef, too.

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Whether you’re a Lobster Fest newbie or you’ve been lucky enough to experience this annual event in the past, you’ll discover that your experience is even more exciting when you stay in a luxe abode that’s a class above the rest.

Booking early is the secret to snagging a reservation, made easy by La Perla’s toll-free U.S. phone number: +1-214-382-0299. This is not a decision to mull for long given the fact that island accommodations tend to fill fast when Lobster Fest rolls around! Will you be one of the lucky attendees? Only you can answer that question!

Featured Photo by La Perla del Caribe / Morgane Photography

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