Category - Activities in Placencia

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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park
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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids
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Sharks, Rays, Turtles…oh, my! Snorkeling Gladden Split Marine Reserve
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Belize Private Island Retreat- Ray Caye Weekend
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Commercial shoot for Captain Jaks Golf Carts
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Getting back to normal/ new normal in Belize
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Little dipper on the Big Sipper- How we spent 4th of July in Belize
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Turtle Inn Resort with Kids
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Keeping a Kid Busy in Belize
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Fun, sun, and rum- on the Caribbean Sea

Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park

About an hour drive from Placencia Village, off the Southern Highway past Hopkins, is Mayflower Bocawina National Park.  Many visitors come to the park on adventure tours for Zip Lining or Waterfall Rappelling (remember I wrote about the rappelling here?) but if you’re looking for a nearly free, self-guided day trip I recommend one of the beautiful hikes here.  Don’t be afraid to get a little hot and dirty.  Pay the park fee ($10 bzd for foreign guests, $2 for local visitors), bring a picnic lunch and extra…

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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids

Placencia is paradise for young kids. Placid, tepid, clear water surround a pint-sized hamlet that is easily navigated on foot or by bicycle. Now there are 3 fresh and exciting offerings in the village

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Belize Private Island Retreat- Ray Caye Weekend

Take a break from the “real world” on a private island surrounded by magnificent coral reef and tepid turquoise sea. Can you imagine a better place to self-isolate than a boutique luxury resort on a wee island a stone throw from Belize’s beautiful barrier reef?

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Getting back to normal/ new normal in Belize

I’m feeling very optimistic this week as life in Belize is beginning to get back to normal… or rather the new normal. The State of Emergency that began April 1st with the closure of our borders and strict shelter-in-place regulations ended on June 30th and signaled an end to restrictions like curfews and group gatherings.

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Little dipper on the Big Sipper- How we spent 4th of July in Belize

No fireworks this year as the borders are still closed and there are nearly no North American tourists to cater to but we enjoyed a short and splendid cruise around the Placencia lagoon aboard the Big Sipper on the Fourth of July.

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Turtle Inn Resort with Kids

Turtle Inn, a Coppola Family Hideaway Resort (yes Coppola, as in Francis Ford Coppola, the famous film director/ wine maker/ a bunch of other things), in Placencia is eco-luxury high-end rustic dreamy indulgence.  I envision well dressed, gym-toned, expensive smelling people lounging around in big sunglasses drinking vintage wines when I envision a vacation at Turtle Inn.  But did you know they also cater to families (not just pseudo celebs and venture capitalists)?!?  Our little guy, Mitch, and his friends had the distinct pleasure of attending a Turtle…

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Fun, sun, and rum- on the Caribbean Sea

Floatchella, a fundraiser for the peninsula volunteer fire department, was huge fun and a massive success. The event is, in essence, a floating bar crawl through the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea around picturesque Placencia. It’s basically a perfect day.

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