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Things to Do in Placencia Belize

Bird Watching

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With over 500 different species of birds 80 percent which are classified as residents and 20 percent migrants from North America, Belize has become a premier destination for bird watching. Its tropical forests, Cayes, savannahs, wetlands and coastal plains offer a spectacular opportunity for viewing our numerous birds in their natural habitat. Birding in Belize is an experience for both the amateur and the professional bird watcher. Read more…

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Jaguar Preserve, established in 1990, is world renowned for being the first jaguar reserve and situated within the shadows of the Maya mountains. This “one of a kind” reserve was established as a result of jaguar studies conducted in the area by Alan Rabinowitz in 1984 to 1986. The Cockscomb Basin encompasses some 100,000 acres of tropical forest, rising from 300 to 3,675 ft. at the summit of Mt. Victoria. Read more…

Monkey River Boat Tour & Jungle Hike

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The sleepy Creole village of Monkey River Town is located 12 miles south west of Placencia Village. The Monkey River drains both the Bladen and Swasey watersheds, now under protective status. Wide sandy beaches stretch out along the entrance of the river. Monkey River is not just a village or town, but also home to the Black Howler Monkey, alouatta pigra, which are also known in Belize as the “baboon”. They are also the largest monkey in the country and one of the largest in the Americas. Read more…

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