Is Placencia Suitable for a Family Vacation?

Plan A Belize Family Vacation

Have you been thinking about going on a vacation as a family? If so, you’ll want a destination with plenty of fun outdoor activities, a kid-friendly coastline, great food, and a calm family-friendly atmosphere. Located in Southern Belize, Placencia Village is one of the most popular destinations for family vacations.

Placencia is a laid-back village with white sandy beaches, shopping areas, art galleries, adventure activities, and world-class luxury resorts such as Chabil Mar.

Family Activities to do in Placencia

Apart from the wonderful beaches, Placencia has plenty of adventurous outings that every person in your family will enjoy. Here are the top things to do as a family during your Placencia vacation:

1. Indulge Yourselves in Water Activities

The Most Popular Belize Family Vacation Activities

Placencia and its surroundings offer world-class scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. Since Placencia is located close to the Belize Barrier Reef, you can easily take a boat trip to the reef and spend a day surrounded by a variety of marine life, including nurse sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and many more. Alternatively, you could go fishing or rent a boat and tour nearby islands like Laughing Bird and the Silk Cayes.

2. Go on an Adventurous Trip

Belize Jaguars

Since Belize has a large untouched jungle, rainforest, and savannah, you can do plenty of activities on a day trip. For example, you can experience the rainforests, and wetlands, paddle on mountain rivers, explore cave systems or view wildlife. Visit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, home to jaguars, coatimundi, ocelots, monkeys, deers, tropical birds, and the mountain tapir.

3. Birdwatching

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Thanks to the extensive rainforests in Belize, the country is a breeding sanctuary for thousands of tropical bird species. Take a day to watch the popular species like the scarlet macaws, herons, hummingbirds, and keel-billed toucans. After that, relax at the incredible beaches in Placencia as you watch the sunset as a family.

4. Visit Mayflower Bocawina National Park


This park was established in 2001 and protects an archaeological site and the surrounding rainforest. It’s a 1.25-hour drive from Placencia, so you can easily get here with your family. The park offers access to various Maya sites and stunning jungle waterfalls. You can visit any of the sites, including the Mayflower Plaza, Tau Witz, and Maintzunun Temple mound. While here, enjoy Belize’s longest zipline, which runs 2.5 miles across Bocaniwa.

Finding the Perfect Family Resort: Chabil Mar

placencia belize resort

When planning a family trip, you must think about where you’ll be staying. For a great family vacation in Placencia, you should book accommodation at Chabil Mar. Our award-winning, family-friendly resort has access to the beach and is conveniently located in Placencia, offering you a memorable family vacation experience. So, book accommodation for your family at this exclusive Caribbean beachfront resort for a unique experience.

Visit our website for more information on Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning a Belize vacation.

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