Category Archives: Things to Do

Belize offers everything under the sun, including an extensive variety of water activities, jungle excursions, adrenaline sports, Maya ruin exploration, and even a slew of relaxation options. Come down to Belize and play! Swan villas will be the ideal starting point for any adventure. A full-time, on-site Adventure Coordinator will …

Snorkeling

You have 3 options: A) 2 hours activity. Distance from Swan: 20 min. kayaking. For free. ( Swan Villas provide everything) Cross the road with the kayak to the open sea side and paddle to False Caye (island in front). Go to the north side of the caye and enjoy …

Wind Surfing & Kite Surfing

An as-yet-untapped sport in Placencia, the calm waters and steady trade winds create an ideal environment for wind surfing and kite surfing. New outfitters are just starting to set up shop and offer instructions. Distance from Swan: 5 min. drive to the tour company. Contact: www.seakunga.com

Fishing

Fly-fishing, trolling, deep sea or spin casting. It’s all here and in abundance! The flats surrounding Placencia are rapidly becoming world famous for the spectacular fly-fishing. One of the few places where catching a Grand Slam (permit, tarpon and bonefish in one day) is possible.
www.tarponcayelodge.com

Sailing, and Cruising

Sailing conditions are amazing! No wonder The Moorings decided to call Placencia their base in Belize. Calm, crystal clear waters, accompanied by a steady breeze makes this an ideal place for sailing. Come explore the hundreds of uninhabited islands and be Robinson Crusoe for a while. Placencia offers excellent protective …

Canoeing & Kayaking

A) As long or short as you want.  Distance from Swan: 1 min. Get the kayaks and explore the calm lagoon behind Placencia where you may spot a Manatee, rays and, if you are lucky, dolphins. B) 1 hour activity. Distance from Swan: 60 min. kayaking Cross the road with …

Hiking

The possibilities are endless. Stroll along the peaceful beach during an amazing Caribbean sunset. Or go explore the jungle and hike through one of the many national parks or preserves all within a two-hour drive of Placencia. Placencia is an excellent starting point for tackling Victoria Peak — Belize’s highest …

Bike riding

Mountain bikes are a great way to explore the Peninsula. For those more into the “real deal,” Belize offers several pro-attended road races. The annual Holy Saturday Cross Country Cycling Classic takes place on Easter weekend and is a 144-mile challenge from Belize City to San Ignacio and back. International …

Horseback Riding

Distance from Swan: 30 min. drive Drive to Placencia Junction on Southern Highway. Turn right towards Dangriga. Drive to mile 13 and. look for a sign on the left. Contact:      (501) 650-9083/532-2008  Two rides per day: 8:30am and 2pm  Book in advance http://www.outbacktrails.com/