Placencia Belize Activities

Experience the Magic of Placencia in 4 Fun-Packed Days

“If I only have four days off, I’m not spending two of those in the air,” said one travel study participant when asked the question: Exactly how long should a trip be for that stress to be “worth it”? Scientists at the Academy of Finland discovered that between three and six days away is ideal. Choose a destination that doesn’t come with an exhausting flight…

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Time to Crawl Out of Your Shell: Placencia’s 2022 Lobsterfest is Almost Here!

We don’t have to tell you that the supply chain crisis hits a new product category every day. From toilet tissue to baby formula, U.S. store shelves have become a game of hit or miss, with some items leaving in their wake bad news for folks who look forward to summer discounts and bargains. Case in point: “The price of lobster and seafood at large…

5 Best Places to Visit in Belize This Summer

5 Best Places to Visit in Belize This Summer

If you’re heading to Belize this summer, we’ve got 5 recommendations for “can’t miss” spots guaranteed to delight and impress based on endless recommendations from tourists who are not shy about expressing their opinions. You’ll likely join this universe – even if you don’t get to every one! 1. The Belize Barrier Reef. Astronauts spot it from the stratosphere but seeing it up close can…

Placencia Belize Beaches

Placencia Belize: More than Beautiful Beaches

When Nature, the official magazine of the non-profit Nature Conservancy, sent writers and photographers to Belize to check out an initiative to bring the nation’s total amount of protected lands to nearly 40%, the result of their trip was impressive. The magazine devoted nine pages to the feature story, treating readers to gorgeous photography and notable details about efforts to protect and ensure The Belize…

summer in placencia belize

When It Comes to Summer Vacations, This Belize Destination Is Spot On

If there’s anything avid tourists learned during imposed pandemic restrictions that removed the most pleasurable activity from their lives, it’s that it’s okay to want to “have it all.” When one appreciates the bounty of pleasures received by taking even the simplest holiday trip abroad, life seems richer, more vital, and certainly more fun. For travelers seeking a Belize escape this summer, having it all…

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Vacationing on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula? Here’s How to Get There

For U.S. primary school students, lessons about the midnight ride of Paul Revere are mandatory. Teachers still use the phrase “One, if by land, and two, if by sea,” to teach kids about the secret signal given by Revere to alert patriots about the route British troops were taking. His warning helped win the American Revolutionary War. In Belize, where Brits held dominion from 1783…

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Plan a Summer Getaway Where History Meets Beauty on the Placencia Peninsula

If you have yet to hear about Belize’s current hot spot, this is your opportunity to learn more. The Placencia peninsula is a 16-mile-long finger of land that has an intriguing history. We’re not sure how long it took them to make the pilgrimage from Nova Scotia Canada to Placencia shores back in the 17th century, but Puritans only stuck around until wars of independence…

Belize Slow Travel

Slow Down, Eager Traveler! Discover the Magic of Slow Travel in Belize

According to an article published in The Harvard Crimson, Americans rush around too much, said University of Berlin Professor Adolph Goldschmidt. “They never bother to rest and reflect,” he added. “They want to see how many miles they can make in a day.” His words were delivered at a 1930 lecture, yet little changed about American travel habits over time – until Carlo Petrini, protesting…

What you need to know before visiting Belize this year

Things To Know When Visiting Belize in 2022

Let’s start with what you already know! Belizeans are warm. The weather is warmer. It only takes a few hours to reach Belize from southern U.S. cities (you may not finish your crossword puzzle), and because everyone speaks English, no apps are required. Belize’s Covid preventative measures are so state of the art, the tourism industry instituted Gold Standard protocols, conferring certification on the nation’s…

Belize Ecotourism

7 Benefits of a Belize Ecotourism Experience

Where to start your Belize journey? On the Placencia peninsula, where ocean and lagoon coasts offer a true education in marine ecology. In terms of location, visitors couldn’t find a more eco-friendly place to stay than Laru Beya Resort where you can count on these 7 ecotourism benefits. 1. Sojourn at a location dedicated to the preservation of a vast array of life forms. From…