Tag Archives: Placencia

Bird watching

Bird watching in Placencia – Belize is home to 566 species of biological diversity. Try to spot the beautiful toucan (Belize’s national bird), a parrot, or even a massive macaw.

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/

Caving and Cave Tubing

Belize has evolved into an international caving (spelunking) destination. Hire a guide and explore magnificent caves just recently discovered. Tubing through unique underground rivers is a specialty of Belize.

White water rafting

Fast-moving runoff waters from the mountains of Belize create some very exciting river rafting. Come discover the Belize River, the Macaw River, the Mopan, and the Caves Branch River (offering an underground adventure with some five miles running through a cave system).

Mayan Ruins Exploration

Take advantage of the daily guided trips available to ancient Mayan ruins. Hike, explore and discover. Lubaantun is the closest ruin and makes for an excellent day trip. The magnificent ruins of Tihal in Guatemala are also accessible for day trips.

Jungle Excursions

The dense mystical jungle is just a short drive from Placencia. The Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve offers marked trails amongst unique plants and animals, thrilling waterfalls and magnificent scenery. 112,00 fully protected acres

Scuba Diving

The world’s second-largest Barrier Reef is right at your doorstep. Three of the only four atolls in the Western Hemisphere await your exploration, as do the hundreds of tiny nearby islands. Dive with turtles, manta rays — even the magnificent whale shark — off the coast of Placencia. www.BelizeScuba.com

Massage & Spa Treatments

This can be an adventure as well. Go out one morning in search of the perfect hammock spot, shade-producing palm tree, energetic bar or tranquil infinity pool. The day belongs to you! There are plenty of things to do in Belize!