Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Matachica redefines laid-back luxury travel in Central America

For Immediate Release - San Pedro, Belize, March 1st, 2011 – Matachica Resort & Spa is proud to begin the New Year with two prestigious prizes awarded by the world’s most distinguished travel publications. After announcing its multimillion-dollar redesign and expansion, this hidden jewel facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef is increasing its international recognition.

Condé Nast Johansens, the purveyor of international luxury travel guides, has revealed the winners of the 2011 Awards for Excellence. Matachica was selected among 270 outstanding properties throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Islands, and named one of the Top 3 finalists for the Most Excellent Romantic Hideaway in Mexico and Central America. Readers of the guides, hotel guests and the Condé Nast Johansens team all contributed votes for the 2011 awards. As a result, the Excellence Awards winners represent the very best of the best.

In addition, Matachica’s Jade Spa was named one of Spa Magazine’s Favorite Resort + Hotel Spas in Central and South America and was featured in the magazine’s Worldwide Guide 2011 issue. This prestigious Spa Magazine 2010 Silver Sage Readers’ Choice Award highlights Jade Spa’s growing popularity among discerning spa-goers. Jade Spa features rejuvenating massages and treatments – including papaya facials and Mayan coffee scrubs – using natural ingredients sourced locally from the Belizean jungle and sea.

“We are thrilled to receive these significant recognitions from the well-traveled readers of the Condé Nast Johansens guides and Spa Magazine. We aspire to exceed all of our guests’ expectations for a truly unforgettable experience, and it’s great to receive these acknowledgements. These awards support our intentions and propel our commitment to our guests even more,” says Daniel Lighter, proprietor of Matachica.

Located on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, and set on a secluded stretch of natural white-sand beach facing the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Matachica offers a spectacular Caribbean getaway with a signature relaxed attitude and barefoot elegance. Matachica features 24 intimate villas facing the sea, a freshwater infinity pool with Jacuzzi, one of the best restaurants in the country, Mambo Restaurant, as well as Jade Spa, offering a distinctive experience with its own Belizean twist.

Congratulations San Mateo Bombers - 6-a-side Tournament Champions!!

The 6-a-side football team San Mateo Bombers took home the top honors this past Sunday when they became the tournament champions. Having bested out the SP Police team (2nd Place), as well as other teams like the Fire Blazers, Tropic Air, SP Strikers, Mario's Boys and Mata Chica Bombers, San Mateo took the lead and 1st place trophy.
Councilor Joseph Elijio was on hand to aid Miss San Pedro Natasha Stuart, as well as Deputy Mayor Pablo Ico in handing out the trophies to the winners. Congratulations once more, and job well done!!!
As always, big up to the referees who were on hand for all the games!