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  • Five Fun Things to do in Placencia Belize

    A charming and gorgeous Peninsula in Southern Belize, Placencia is an ideal vacation destination to do many fun things.  Below are five fun activities that you can do when you are in Placencia: Explore Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary This is Belize’s most famous, and one of its biggest, protected areas – the huge swath of tropical forest became the world’s first jaguar sanctuary in 1984….

    The History of Placencia Belize

    Placencia has a long history of occupation starting with the Maya who established at least 14 sites around the Placencia Lagoon. They were principally engaged in the making of salt as well as participating in the extensive coastal trade.

    Things to Do in Placencia, Belize

    According to Travel Belize, Placencia is a peninsula and Creole village on the Caribbean coast, located in the Stann Creek district. You’ll find 16 miles of white sands here, surrounded by mangroves, rainforest and ancient Mayan ruins. This tropical location offers plenty of activities but not too much by way of attractions. You’ll need to let the sea, surf and sand be attractions all by themselves to truly get the best out of Placencia.

    A Short and Sweet Overview of Placencia Belize

    The villagers enjoy the easy life as much as visitors – as you’ll find out during Lobster-Fest, celebrated over a fun-filled weekend in late June, shortly after the opening of the lobster season. You could also try to visit during the Sidewalk Arts Festival, held around Valentine’s Day, when you can meet some of the artists and musicians of Belize’s vibrant arts scene.

    Tours of Placencia, Belize

    The village of Placencia sits at the southernmost end of the Placencia peninsula in south Belize. According to Rough Guides, Placencia has “some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, and these, together with the abundant, inexpensive accommodation, make it a great place to relax.” Tours of Placencia take in Mayan archeological sites, mangrove-fringed lagoon, jungle rivers and wildlife-filled rainforest.

    Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve

    The worlds first sanctuary created specifically for the elusive jaguar …. The Cockscomb Basin is also home to one of Belize’s highest points, Victoria Peak and a number of rare species, like the red eye tree frog. The Sanctuary is a protected subtropical rain forest surrounded by the Maya Mountains. Its name comes from the cockscomb profile of the nearby Maya Mountains. “Dry Season” runs…

    Five Blues Lake National Park

    A guided tour to Five Blues Lake National Park can be done on your way to Placencia. Find more details of this natural attraction below. WHAT TO SEE The park is centered around an intensely blue lake, still unexplored but so far thought to be 200 feet deep. It’s used for swimming and boating, and sits surrounded by ragged limestone hills, many with caves, and…