World Famous Chicken Drop - San Pedro, Belize
Ambergris Caye, Belize
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World Famous Chicken Drop - San Pedro, Belize Ambergris Caye Reviews
It's A Super Pooper Mar 22, 2006
WORLD FAMOUS CHICKEN DROP
You know you're in San Pedro, Belize when the town's most happening night is built around watching a chicken poop.
The World Famous Chicken Drop, held every Wednesday evening in front of the Spindrift Hotel's Pier Lounge beach, has been a cultural phenomenon since 1988.
The Spindrift has one of the best bars on the island, Pier Lounge. It's located on the hotel’s beachside. Head there early on Wednesday - watch the waves and the tourists roll in and enjoy heavenly Happy Hour prices from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. When you arrive, be sure to tell your server that you want to purchase a number for the Chicken Drop.
After Happy Hour, it’s time for the main event – Ambergris Caye’s version of the Vegas Strip and Rio's Carnival all wrapped up in one – The World Famous Chicken Drop!
Sometime after 6:00 p.m. (remember, you're on Belize time), everyone gathers outside around an outdoor pen to see how fast fresh coconut and a half-cooked slice of bacon travel through a chicken’s digestive system.
Usually, one of the tourists gets to place the poultry in the pen. Each week, they are given the same instruction: "Pretend the chicken is a pair of dice. Gently shake her three times and blow on her butt for good luck."
On this night, a very enthusiastic woman dutifully complies and puts the chicken in the pen. Our star performer clucks a few times and staggers around the board like a late-night drunken sailor. Suddenly, like the Alka-Seltzer commercial, "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz... oh. what a relief it is."
The owner of the winning number gets two honors. First, he or she cleans up from selecting the winning number (receives the cash). Second, he or she cleans up the winning number (it’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it).
The World Famous Chicken Drop is just one more reason why I LOVE Belize :-D
Part of the Belize (Ambergris Caye, Placencia, Jungle) - March 2006 (Also see Belize - February 2005) travel blog
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