Placencia Peninsula Belize

The Gateway to Belize: Culture and Adventures on the Placencia Peninsula

The word gateway is fraught with symbolism and applies to so many aspects of our lives, it’s a wonder we don’t use it often. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary says that gateways allow us to achieve desired goals, while techies are more likely to refer to a gateway when trying to explain a network node that connects two communications protocols. Those who consider themselves religious point to…

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10 Interesting Fun Facts About Belize

This increasingly popular vacation hotspot is located just a few hours flying time from the United States. And if you’re looking for the perfect place to stay in Belize, we’ve got you covered. Laru Beya Resort on the picturesque Placencia Peninsula offers an exciting range of package add-ons and à la carte tours. Our All Inclusive Package includes private rooms, scrumptious meals, unlimited local drinks,…

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Belize: The Most Amazing Place to Go in March 2024

“March” to the Beat of Your Own Drum in Placencia, Belize You survived January. Put up with February. By March, you’re desperate to abandon your coat but winter continues on. We’ve got just what the doctor ordered: A March holiday in Placencia Peninsula, Belize. According to mental health experts, symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)—a type of depression—tend to start in October and, in some…

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On Belize’s Placencia Peninsula, Beaches Are Always The Star Attractions

When journalist Rebecca Norris was asked by the online travel website Veranda to research the world’s most beautiful beaches, the destinations she cited included Portugal, Greece, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Tahiti, and French Polynesia, each of which requires long plane rides, adjusting to multiple time zones, and plenty of patience. Instead of spending so much time getting to and from her beach suggestions, why not take…

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2024 Placencia Lobster Fest is Fast Approaching

How would you fare if you were asked to lay a round of lobster trivia? Browse these facts and victory could be yours: Lobsters have eight walking legs used to crawl forward, but they swim backwards. Each one has a “dominant claw,” just like left- or right-handed people. Lobsters can re-grow body parts in around five years. Lobsters smell with their legs but have poor…

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Traveling to Placencia Belize for the First Time: A Newcomer’s Guide

Close your eyes and bring back the feelings you experienced when you booked your first trip abroad. You were likely excited, anticipatory, and a bit nervous, but in no time, you were enchanted. If Placencia Belize just made your wish list, expect an equally fabulous trip—especially if you follow these tips. Dig up your passport- You have met renewal deadlines, right? You won’t need a…

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Is Placencia Belize Safe? A Friendly Guide to Safety and Security

Undertaking a search for a vacation spot should always be more about safety and security than it is about the number of sites you can take in during an average vacation. If you’re researching Belize, expect to discover a large amount of feedback from a variety of sources, but like everything that’s published on the net, it’s important to be discriminating. That said, here’s the…

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Visit Laughing Bird Caye National Park on your trip to Placencia

Named for the so-called laughing gulls which formerly used the island as a nesting site, Laughing Bird Caye is a small (1.8-acre/0.73 ha) island located approximately 11 miles (17 km) off the coast of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Today, the island is the epicenter of Laughing Bird Caye National Park, a protected nature reserve that includes the island as well as the surrounding…