The Placencia Peninsula is 16 miles of sandy beaches located on the Southern coast of Belize. Coupled with the stunning Caribbean Sea on its east and the charming Placencia lagoon on the west. This once fishing village has evolved into a major tourism resort area offering many attractions and entertainment for every traveler. The beaches along the Peninsula are dotted with a variety of small hotels and resorts from which any day trip inland or the Cayes can be easy arranged. Below we have selected just a few of these amazing options.
1. Visit Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary
Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS) is recognized internationally as the world’s first jaguar preserve. In fact tracks of wild cats, deer, tapir and other wildlife can often be seen on its trails. In addition travelers can enjoy a number of other activities around its waterfalls, mountain views, nature trails and its rich diversity of Neotropical birds. To maximize the diversity offered at this nature reserve ask your travel specialist about trips going to this location during your stay.
2. Cultural tours
On the other hand if you are looking for a cultural immersion, then Placencia has you covered. As a matter of fact two of the main cultural highlights in Placencia Belize are the Maya Experience and Garifuna Culture Immersion. These interactive tours offer guests the opportunity to not only learn about the cultures but also participate in meal preparation, dance and other cultural activities.
3. Dive or snorkel
Placencia offers some of the most spectacular diving or snorkeling sites. In fact Belize is one of the world’s top diving destinations. Experience all ranges of diving and snorkeling, from shallow water cayes to the Great Blue Hole. With more than 100 types of coral and some 500 species of tropical fish, the barrier reef is paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers.
4. Whale shark Diving
Gladden Spit is the only place in the world where timing for whale shark visits is reasonably predictable. In fact Placencia is the best departure point in the whole of Belize to enjoy these trips. The best months to view whale sharks is during the full moon from March to June. Book early as these trips book out fast.
5. Fantastic Adventures
Above all what makes Placencia Belize your ideal vacation destination is its easy access to inland adventures. In fact you can visit amazing Maya sites, go zip lining and cave tubing or cave exploration all while staying on the beach. Ask you travel expert about other amazing adventures you can experience.