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  • 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…

    Diving in Placencia Belize

    Placencia prides itself as having some of the best diving in Belize …. The Placencia area is rapidly becoming one of the hottest diving spots in the Caribbean region. Here dive sites are more pristine because they have felt less impact from boats and divers. As the Belize Barrier Reef progresses southward along the coast, the reef begins to separate further from the mainland. This…

    How to Get to Placencia Belize

    To reach Placencia from Belize City you have several options: Drive to Placencia – rent a car from one of the rental agencies located in the parking lot of the Belize National Airport. Ask for directions and hit the road. The quickest way to get from Belize City to Placencia is via the Hummingbird and Souther Highways.  These roads are paved and the signage is pretty consistent….

    The Culture of Placencia Belize

    The culture of Placencia is a mixture of the many groups of people that have inhabited Belize throughout its history. The country considers itself part of both Central America and the Caribbean, so influences from both regions are strong here. Placencia, for many years, was a small fishing village isolated from the rest of the country. The population consisted of mostly Creoles (with both African…

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    Monkey River in Southern Belize – Best Inland Day Trip from Placencia

    Named after the troops of black howler monkeys that make their home in the jungle that line the banks of the Monkey River, the Monkey River drains the Bladen and Swasey watersheds of southern Belize. Undisturbed populations of crocodiles, iguanas, gibnuts, hawksbill turtles, brocket and white-tailed deer and armadillos also reside along the river corridor and observe you as you glide by. Paddlers generally kayak…

    Placencia – The Perfect Barefoot

    The Caribbean Sea caresses miles of secluded beach on the Placencia Peninsula. When the warm brown sugar-like sand gets between your toes, it feels like nature’s own spa treatment. Thirty years ago, Placencia was a quiet fishing village with a narrow meandering sidewalk that served as its main—and only—street. Today this burgeoning destination retains its traditional charm (and sidewalk) while offering first class amenities and…