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Placencia Holidays

Beautiful beach in Placencia, Belize

A sleepy paradise of idyllic beaches and inland jungle

On the Southern Coast of Belize, Placencia rests upon an emerald peninsula, offering a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Renowned for its pristine beaches and tranquil ambiance, this sleepy paradise is a gateway to the coral reefs and cayes dotting the azure sea. Nearby, the coastal village of Hopkins presents another picturesque retreat, with opportunities to explore both the vibrant underwater world and lush inland jungles.

Placencia epitomises the quintessential beach getaway, with powdery white sands, crystalline waters, and a laid-back atmosphere. Authentic Creole charm permeates the town, where local cuisine delights at quaint restaurants and beachfront reggae bars serve up refreshing smoothies by day and hand-crafted cocktails at sunset. Venture to Placencia Lagoon, where shallow estuaries harbour a wealth of wildlife, from elusive crocodiles to graceful manatees, perfect for a leisurely boat trip or kayaking excursion through mangrove forests.

Explore the vibrant underwater realm with snorkelling adventures at Gladden Spit, Silk Caye Marine Reserve, and Laughing Bird National Park, mere steps away from Placencia's shores. For day trips, venture to the renowned Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary & Jaguar Preserve, renowned for its scenic waterfalls and diverse birdlife, including the elusive jaguar.

Further along the coast, the coastal town of Hopkins beckons with snorkelling expeditions to Tobacco Reef and the chance encounters with shy manatees in sea grass prairies. Thrill-seekers can take to the skies at Bocawina Rainforest Resort, where the longest zip-line in Belize offers exhilarating rides through the lush canopy, day or night

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