Located on the Caribbean coast of Belize is the village of Placencia. This small village is known for its colorful homes, lively atmosphere, and the vast range of outdoor activities. Placencia is the ideal destination for travelers seeking laid-back ambiance or adventure. Some of the popular yet exhilarating outdoor activities include diving, snorkeling, zip-lining, and more. We will take you through several uncommon and recommended experiences that will leave you wanting more.
Activity | Diving at The Great Blue Hole
The Great Blue Hole, one of the world’s more recognizable natural wonders is found in Belize. It is an enormous underwater sinkhole off the coast known for its stunning underwater and aerial views. The formation of the Great Blue Hole came from repeated collapses of a limestone cave system during lower sea level. The hole is 1,000 feet in diameter and 400 feet deep, making it a remarkable site. Snorkelers can enjoy exploring the reefs while divers can immerse themselves along the wall to a depth of 130 feet.
Activity |Rappell & Zipline
Start off your adventure with a hike to the top of Antelope Falls while you enjoy scenic views of the Caribbean Sea. Afterwards, head on down by foot before rappelling 300-500 feet. Take a short break before you take off to your next zip line and bite into a savory, authentic Belizean meal. Wrap up lunch and zip down for a mile and a half featuring the longest zip line in Belize.
Activity | Cook Your Catch Tour
Begin your fishing journey by departing the marina at It’zana Resort and sail through the turquoise blue Caribbean water. Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful islands by taking photos. Your journey takes a quick pause, giving you the opportunity to catch little sprats for bait. Once you’ve had enough practice to master the technique, your captain will take you to his favorite fishing spot. There you will put your practice to the test. Perhaps you’ll catch a fish or two. Thereafter, head on over to Limilia, where chefs will cook your catch into an exquisite meal.
Activity | Monkey River Tour
Take a 15-mile boat trip towards Monkey River, home to the howler monkeys. Breathe in the fresh air as you experience a relaxing ride down the river. There you will encounter a variety of birds, crocodiles, iguanas, and howler monkeys of course. Upon arrival, your local guide will take you through the rainforest. You may witness the signature howl of the howler monkey.
Activity | Nim Li Punit Mayan Ruins
Nim Li Punit, often known as “Big Hat”, is a Maya archaeological site named after the headdress sculpture found at the site. It is home to many structures and carved stelae depicting ancient rulers of the city. Take a tour through the three plazas which will take you back 1,200 years to the Late Classic Period, when the city originally flourished.
Whether you’re a thrill seeker or a beachgoer, Placencia is a village waiting for you. At Alluring Americas, we can help make this your next travel destination. For more information, please contact our Alluring Americas Destination Specialists at 800-701-4278 or email us!