Running parallel to the mainland, separating mangroves and the Caribbean Sea to the east and the Placencia Lagoon and faraway Maya Mountains to the west, Placencia peninsula’s 16 miles of sandy beach comprises three distinct villages: the 1964 Canadian development of Maya Beach in the north, boasting some of the mainland’s best beaches; Seine Bight, defined by its traditional Garífuna community (one of six in Belize today), which still preserves its cultural drumming, dances, and customs; and Placencia Village, found at the southern tip.
Sitting on a sheltered half-moon bay, the village of Placencia, one of the oldest continually inhabited communities in the country, sees the greatest number of visitors. A mere Creole fishing village before tourism arrived, the town now boasts a range of restaurants, gift and dive shops, the most affordable hotels in the area, and a vibrant nightlife downtown, where businesses and wooden houses on stilts crowd the roadless village’s main street—a small concrete sidewalk recorded by Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s narrowest.
Exuding Belize’s laidback attitude with its refreshing breezes, coconut palms, and lazy waves, the peninsula’s biggest draw is the bounty of available activities, as its privileged location means adventure is never too far. Enjoy some of the best offshore sportfishing in the country; boat tours out to the Belize Barrier Reef or nearby cayes and atolls, some 20 dive sites accessible from Placencia’s coast; a boat trip up the Monkey River spotting manatees, crocodiles, green iguanas, and scores of birds; birdwatching (over 54 species recorded on the peninsula); visiting nearby communities; day trips to the mainland, including a visit to the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary—the world’s first jaguar preserve—which is home to impressive waterfalls and a wide diversity of wildlife; or exploring the Maya ruins of Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit, among countless other exciting options.
Itz’ana is the perfect base camp to everything wild and wonderful in Belize. Whether you’re better suited seeking jaguars in the wild or sunshine aboard a sailboat, the adventures await. Itz’ana is situated where the reef meets rainforest, and life meets luxury. Our amenities are intended to satisfy your every whim. From sparkling pools and a pampering spa to an organic garden and inspiring adventures, Itz’ana invites you to relax, explore, and repeat.
The modern version of El Caso Art Hotel was conceived as an art hotel and has a collection of more than 400 paintings and sculptures of Argentine art. Each of its 33 rooms overlook the Nahuel Huapi Lake, which is located only 66 feet away, and are decorated with works by the artist after which they are named. The restaurant’s gourmet cuisine, distinguished by the Argentine Academy of Gastronomy with the “Grand Prize Best Project Hotelier,” offers delicious dishes made with local products. With a privileged location, just 15 minutes from the city of Bariloche, 2 golf courses and many important centers such as the Cerro Catedral Ski Mountain, El Casco Art Hotel offers a unique way of living amidst art and nature.
In creating the space, The Ellysian celebrates the elegance of the female spirit. The newly built hotel reflects the strength and confidence of women and their history to stand courageously, empathetically and lovingly.
Ellysian means peaceful: the striking pure white exteriors combined with the natural beauty of its setting, on a soft sandy beach viewing the Caribbean Sea, gives a sense of peace to all who choose to dwell here.
The art, the décor, the amenities and touchpoints throughout the intimate hotel have a subtle feminine touch that will nurture you whether you have traveled here for adventure, rejuvenation, romance or a family vacation.
This 25-room seafront hideaway combines natural wonders with luxury style. Turtle Inn’s resort dwellings are in individual thatched cottages, decorated with handcrafted Balinese furnishings and are naturally cooled by the ever-present sea breezes. Just steps beyond your private deck, the white-sand beach dissolves into the clear Caribbean Sea. In addition, the resort has two infinity swimming pools for your daily enjoyment. With its friendly, attentive staff, three restaurants, a rejuvenating spa and idyllic seafront setting, Turtle Inn is a perfect refuge for those seeking a truly relaxing and tranquil getaway. Our unique Belize location also provides a wealth of exciting activities. The coral reef just offshore offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world, and our dive shop can accommodate both beginners and experienced divers. Inland hikes to hidden lagoons, boat trips up the Monkey River and a short bicycle ride into our local, typical Belizean town will enrich guests’ experience of Magical Belize.
Peuma Hue´s 500 acres of wilderness are located at the southern end of Lake Gutiérrez, only 25 minutes south from the town of Bariloche, 35 minutes from Mt Catedral and 45 minutes to 1 hour from its international airport. Bariloche is the gateway to the northern Patagonian Andes and an internationally renowned mountain resort, famous for its wonderful skiing in winter and its unique beauty in spring, summer and fall.
Estancia Peuma Hue is easily accessible, but still maintains a peacefulness and majestic nature found in few other locations. The estancia and boutique hotel provides a gorgeous setting to explore this slice of heaven on earth. Explore the impressive mountain scenery on horseback, or hiking on one of numerous mountain trails that rise high above the estancia into the mountain, creeks, waterfalls, majestic forests, meeting a variety of fauna that call our estancia home while lodging in its cozy hotel!
The Mountain Lodge comprises 2 houses with 4 independent rooms each and 3 private villas for accommodations; a boardroom, a non-denominational Temple, an organic vegetable garden and greenhouse, boathouse, stables and pastures for the horses and cabins for our wonderful staff. With a capacity for 28 guests and staff living on-site, the eco-lodge offers a highly personalized experience and an inviting atmosphere for all.