Top Reasons to Go to The Southern Coast of Belize

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Fodors is the largest publisher of travel and tourism information in the world and its website www.fodors.com is known for its unbiased, authentic and genuine reviews on travel.

The Mexico and Central America section of the website contains useful and imperative recommendations on the southern coast of Belize particularly Placencia which comes highly recommended to the intrepid traveler.

Over the years, Fodors has rated the top experiences, places, things to do, restaurants, and hotels in the Southern Coast  and in this post we share the top 3 things that can be experienced easily from Placencia:

Beaches. The mainland’s best beaches are on the Placencia peninsula and around Hopkins. Although they’re narrow ribbons of khaki rather than wide swaths of talcum-powder sand, they’re ideal for lazing in a hammock under a coco palm. And you don’t have to fight the crowds for a spot—at least not yet.

Jaguars. The world’s first and only jaguar preserve is the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Chances are you won’t actually see one of these big, beautiful cats in the wild, as they roam the high bush mainly at night, but you may see tracks or hear a low growl in the darkness.

Water Sports. Anglers won’t be disappointed by the bonefish, tarpon, and other sportfishing. The Barrier Reef here is generally 15 miles (25 km) or more off the coast, so it’s a long trip out, even with the fast boats the dive shops use. However, there are patch reefs around closer islands, with excellent snorkeling. Serious divers will find two of Belize’s three atolls, Turneffe and Glover’s, within reach. In a charter sailboat you can island-hop in the protected waters inside the reef.

Chabil Mar, the guest exclusive resort in Placencia is the only hotel in the Peninsula to receive the Fodors Choice Four Star Hotel Designation and is located in Placencia Village, while many other Placencia Peninsula resorts and hotels are located as much as 12 miles north of the Village.

The premier location of the resort is perfect to visit the shops, restaurants, nightlife and authentic traditional fishing Village culture at your leisure and on your own schedule, as often as you wish, and then return to the peacefulness and guest exclusive privacy of Chabil Mar.

For more information about things to do in the southern coast of Belize , 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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