10 Amazing Day Trips to Take in Placencia

Located on the Caribbean coast in southeastern Belize, the Placencia Peninsula is 16 miles of golden sands and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

Below are 10 amazing day trips that visitors staying in Placencia can enjoy:

1 – Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

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Measuring over 150 miles in area, the sanctuary is home to a rich variety of landscapes and wildlife, including some of the last native jaguars in Central America.

2 – Bird Watching

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Belize is home to hundreds of species of migratory and local avian species, including toucans, scarlet macaws, and red-footed boobies.

3 – Xunantunich

 

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Excavated for more than a century, this impressive Maya city yielded up a major surprise in the summer of 2016 when a team of local archeologists discovered the largest royal tomb ever discovered.

4 – Inland Blue Hole

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Located in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, the Inland Blue Hole is a spring-fed circular body of bright blue water formed from the collapse of a cenote, the perfect place for a quick dip on a hot day.

5 – Monkey River

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Enjoy a boat tour up this pristine river, home to thousands of unspoiled acres of jungle where crocodiles, tapirs, toucans, and monkeys frolic.

6 – Laughing Bird Caye

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Measuring over two acres in size, the Laughing Bird Caye National Park is a protected nature reserve just 11 miles off the coast of the Placencia Peninsula, home to the laughing gull and dozens of other species of birds, marine mammals and flora.

7 – Snorkeling at Silk Caye

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The crystal clear waters make Silk Caye the ideal place for first-time snorkelers to marvel at the rainbow of marine life that thrives in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

8 – Diving With Whale Sharks at Gladden Spit

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Whale sharks are the largest fish species in the world’s oceans, and once a year they migrate to the waters off of Placencia  to feed by the light of the moon. Few experiences can compare to interacting with these playful, gentle giants of the deep.

9 – Placencia Village

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The unofficial capital of the peninsula, Placencia Village is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat, a cocktail made from fresh local ingredients, purchase handcrafted souvenirs, and to mingle with locals.

10 – Fishing the coastline

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The interior side of the peninsula is home to a mangrove-lined lagoon, the ideal spot for anglers to try their luck at fly fishing and flats fishing for dozens of species, including tarpon, bonefish, and permit fish.

Where to Stay in Placencia

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If you are already thinking about where to plan your 2019 vacation, why not consider Placencia? The multiple award-winning resort of Chabil Mar is located just a few minutes’ walk from Placencia Village. Featuring elegantly appointed villas, the resort has its own gourmet restaurant, swimming pools, and lush tropical garden. Guests at the resort can enjoy organized tours at all of the attractions listed above, a great way to make the most of your fabulous Belize vacation.

For more information about visiting Belize or Placencia in 2019 , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

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