The Easter Season is here and although religiously symbolic of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, for quite a few Belizeans the weekend is all about having fun. Many will be making the trip out to the cayes or down south to the beach; or even across the border to enjoy some cold ones on the Mexican side. But for those staying close to home, there are some options to be enjoyed.
Yari Catzim - Reporting
Smoky Mermaid, located on the northern highway, will be open this Easter to provide Orange Walkenos or any visitor passing through town an experience to remember. General Manager Terry Orio told us that from Saturday at ten in the morning, you can stop in to enjoy the food.
Terry Orio- GM - Smoky Mermaid
“We will be closing Thursday at six and not be opening until Saturday morning at seven, so that people that are traveling to and from wherever they are going for or coming from can stop here and eat breakfast, lunch you know just sit here and relax in our environment, our ambience we will have our normal days.”
Although there will be no special activities this weekend, Orio invites everyone to stop in.
Terry Orio- GM - Smoky Mermaid
“Scrumcious meal, srumcious meal and cheeze dip. We have our ceviches, you know that is our traditional things here in Orange Walk, you no if you no have cheeze dip, and you don’t have ceviche and salpicon no tienes nada. So you are more that welcome to common here and try those and we have delicious quesadiaz that’s one of the, you know the fast food then, we have hot dogs for the children, we have mini burgers for them and we have shrimp, conch and steaks, whatever and a little bit of everything.”
In addition the Smokey Mermaid also offers tours to Lamanai.
But if you are looking for a place where your children can swim in safety while you enjoy the ambiance, then Mameyal Cool Spot is the place to be.
Under the new management of Giovanni Rodriguez the place will be open the entire weekend.
Giovanni Rodriguez- Mameyal Cool Spot
“Esta semana que viene cuando todas als familias salen a banar con sus ninos nosotros estamos ofreciendo la picina. Tenemos mucahs actividades, manana jueves tenemos la picina para que los ninos utilizen. Tendremos diferentes comidas y bebidas yo creo que la gente va a tener much para divertirse y mas que todo los ninos lo van a disfrutar.
The price to use the pool is only $3 and there will be an adult supervising the children so that parents can enjoy themselves without worries. Prizes and surprises are also on the weekend’s agenda.
Giovanni Rodriguez- Mameyal
“Que vengan el domingo vamos a estar haciendo unas presentaciones. Tambien tendremos juegos para los ninos con muchos premios. El sabado tambien tendremos muchas actividades tarde de la noche la musica como siempre el karoke. El domingo sigue las actividades tambien con mas juegos y la musica y por supuesto el karaoke. Invito a todos que nos visiten habra algo para todos.”
For the religious faithful there will be completely different items on the Easter Agenda, and we’ll have more on that in tomorrow’s newscast.