New York Times Says to visit Placencia in 2017
Visit Placencia Belize in 2017
The New York Times, America’s leading daily newspaper since 1851, has just published its annual travel guide entitled “52 Places to Go in 2017.” Featured on the list at number 42 is Placencia, Belize, described by the New York Times as the capital of the burgeoning ecotourism industry in the country. The influential annual list is expected to send even more visitors to the country this year, recommending that visitors enjoy holistic activities such as visiting a yoga studio or sampling the wide variety of fresh produce at a juice bar on the Placencia Peninsula.
“We are very excited to see Belize, and the Placencia Peninsula in particular, featured in the New York Times annual guide of the best 52 travel destinations on the planet,” said Julie Zelaya, managing director of Roam Belize. “We look forward to hosting travelers from all over the world. We offer private ground transfers, vehicle rentals, and shuttle service to the peninsula and can help visitors by booking rooms at the finest hotels and resorts in and around Placencia.”
The New York Times special report on the top 52 recommended visitor destinations around the planet highlighted the fact that electric powered vehicles are the most popular form of transportation on the Placencia Peninsula. The article also mentioned the fact that Placencia is a popular staging point for expeditions to the nearby Belize Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site popular for sailing, fishing, scuba diving, and snorkeling, including both snorkeling and scuba diving with whale sharks that visit Belize during their annual migration.
The New York Times has been the recipient of a record-breaking 117 Pulitzer Prizes since its founding in 1851. Nicknamed “The Gray Lady,” the New York Times is widely considered to be a national newspaper of record. The New York Times has maintained their broadsheet, eight-column format and published a number of special weekly sections, including on topics such as editorials, sports, and travel. Destinations that have been previously featured by the New York Times as a top place to visit have seen the number of tourists increase substantially as a result of the influential newspaper’s recommendation.
Belize gained full sovereignty in 1981 after centuries as a British colony. The only nation in Central America where English is the official language, Belize has seen a substantial increase in the number of visitors as more and more travelers have taken advantage of the natural beauty, vibrant wildlife, and spectacular panoramas on offer in the country.