The Placencia Marina Hosts Ocean Cruising Clubs final stop for the Curacao to Belize Rally 2016

Published on : Wednesday, May 11, 2016

theplacenciaThe Placencia Marina owner, Marco Caruso and his team are host to the Rally goers from the Ocean Cruising Club Curacao to Belize Rally 2016! A wonderful Welcome to Belize Reception was enjoyed by all on Friday the 8th of April at The Placencia Hotel Palapa Pier Lounge, sponsored by the Belize Tourism Board (BTB) and supported by the Placencia Village Council, Seine Bight Village Council and the local authorities involved with clearing of all these vessels into Belize waters.

This event has taken 23 participants through 7 countries and many new ports of call, starting in Curacao in the beginning of January and ending at The Placencia Marina on April 8, a wonderful four-month voyage around the Caribbean!

Watching all the vessels arriving at The Placencia Marina together was a beautiful sight to behold, there were mono-hulls and catamarans, ranging in size from 39 to 56 feet, each with their own unique style. Many of the vessels stayed over a week at the marina as they explored the inland wonders of Belize, then went on to cruise around our beautiful waters for the next month, while some continued on to their next port of call.

This is truly the start of a new era of cruising in Belize, Mr. Caruso is thrilled to have the Curacao to Belize Rally choose The Placencia Marina as the final stop, what an honor!

“We really had an enjoyable time even though ‘too short’, and felt a heartfelt welcome from you and all of your staff,” remarked a Rally participant.

The Placencia Marina would like to extend our warm thanks to the OCC Rally participants, we will be looking forward to seeing you all again!

The Placencia Marina has berths for yachts with up to an 11.5 foot draft, pedestals at all slips with 110v to 480v power and potable water. Clearance services in and out of Belize are available along with provisioning and other support services.  All marina guests have full access to all the amenities and services of The Placencia Hotel, including the swimming pool, shuttle vans, multiple restaurants, casino, tennis courts, dive shop, tour desk, gym, kayaks, paddleboards, etc.

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