Monkey River & Manatee Watching Belize Tour

Monkeys and Manatees: Don’t Miss This Awesome Belize Tour!

Mahatma Gandhi must have had Belize in mind when he said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Here in Belize, that’s especially true, notes Jamal Andrewin-Bohn, Director of Education at the Belize Zoo. He and other conservationists pride themselves on making sure that “the Central Belize Wildlife Corridor maintains its integrity, supporting…

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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Placencia Belize

 One of the top tourist destinations in the region, Belize has more than 400 islands that stretch from north to south along the Belize Barrier Reef, part of the second-largest barrier reef in the world after Australia’s. With more than 100 types of coral and some 500 species of tropical fish, the barrier reef is paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Swimming through vividly…

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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…

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6 Belize Barrier Reef Facts Every Scuba Diver Should Know

First brought to the world’s attention by the famed French marine biologist Jacques Cousteau in 1971, the Belize Barrier Reef has become one of the world’s most popular destinations for scuba diving thanks to its rich eco-system thriving with an abundance of marine flora and fauna. Here are 6 Belize Barrier Reef Facts that every scuba diver should know: The reef is actually several reefs…

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Top 10 Things to do around Placencia Belize

Things to do in Placencia, Belize What’s your definition of adventure? A romantic liaison? Close encounter of the ferocious kind? Perhaps cave exploration defines the limits to which you will go to get your heart rate up! Because there are so many adventures to be had in and around Placencia Belize, we’ve made a list, each of which can be booked through Laru Beya Beach…

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Exploring Gladden Spit & Silk Caye Marine Reserve

The Gladden Spit promontory is one of the most beautiful areas of the Belize Barrier Reef. Together with the Silk Cayes (islands), this area measures approximately 40 square miles (105 square km) and is now called the Gladden Spit and Silk Cayes Marine Reserve (GSSCMR) which is a protected marine area under Belizean law. Gladden Spit itself is one of the only three atolls found…

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Top Tourist Attractions in Placencia Belize

Located in Southern Belize, the peninsula of Placencia has some of the country’s most beautiful and spectacular beaches and these together with a vast array of inexpensive and comfortable accommodations make it an ideal vacation destination. Placencia Village is also a perfect base to explore many of the top attractions in southern Belize. Below we have compiled the best tours you must do while vacationing in Placencia:

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Flora and Fauna in Belize

Abundant rainfall, balmy temperatures, and huge swathes of pristine land make Belize one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet. More than 4,000 different native flowering plants can be found in Belize as well as more than 700 different species of trees and other flora. Scientists have only just begun to catalog all of the different plants in the country, a difficult task as…

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The Top 5 Belize Nature & Wildlife Tours

Thanks to its unique history and diverse geography, Belize enjoys one of the most diverse natural environments on the planet. The islands and offshore reefs are teeming with fish, sharks, rays, and sea turtles while the rainforests and jungles of the interior are home to monkeys, crocodiles, giant iguanas, tapirs, and jaguars. Below are 5 amazing nature and wildlife tours to do on your vacation…