Placencia

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Placencia is a traditional Creole fishing village with an enviable location.  Its brightly painted wooden shacks are found at the end of a palm-covered, 16-mile finger of sand on the south coast of Belize.  The superb beaches of this sandy point are met by Caribbean rollers on one side while a sheltered lagoon lies on the other side. 

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN PLACENCIA

LAUGHING BIRD CAYE

This uninhabited caye is surrounded by coral reef and is a short speedboat ride out from Placencia.  Relax on the beach, drink a rum punch and enjoy the freshly caught fish cooked on the barbeque.

COCKSCOMB BASIN

This enormous 200 sq mile reserve is the world’s only jaguar reserve and is home to an estimated 40 to 50 jaguars. You will have to be very fortunate to actually see a jaguar but the reserve has plenty of other wildlife as well as numerous trails leading to hidden waterfalls

MONKEY RIVER

A short distance by boat along the coast is Monkey River Town, where the Monkey River enters the ocean.  The day is spent going up stream where you will see howler monkeys, crocodiles and colourful birds.

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