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Recent Placencia Peninsula reviews

  • Spring Breakers!

    "We got back last night from our week in Belize. We had a lovely time in Placencia! We drove down from Belize City and arrived at Casa Nettuno, after a 3.5 hour drive. Ignacio was there to greet us and show us the house and provide the keys. We ate dinner that first night at Wendy's in the village and loved our meal! Other places that we ate dinner at included Rumfish y vino, Habanero's in Robert's Grove resort (very tasty mexican dinner), the Cozy Corner (we also had a great beachside breakfast there one morning!) Jennifer cooked chicken and beans and rice for our dinner one night. The last night there, we made our own dinner w/ fresh caught fish that day from John and Chris's fishing trip. Some great lunches that we had were at Dawn's Grill and Go (really liked that place, and we met the owner Dawn who was lovely!), and another great lunch at Sweet Mama's in Robert's Grove resort, which was delicious. We ate lunch at DeTatch one day which was just so-so. We probably would not recommend DeTatch. Brenda's place at the dock was bustling and she provided us with fresh-from-the-oven, homemade macaroons, and lunch more than one day. John the Baker Man also provided us with yummy baked treats (cinnamon rolls and coconut tarts), as did the Above Grounds Coffee Shop (I loved the fresh juice blend for breakfast at Above Ground and the fresh breakfast doughnuts and muffins we had there!) We did a day of snorkeling through Splash, out to Gladden Spit to try to spot some whale sharks (they eluded us that day!) The sea was a bit choppy for snorkeling, but the lunch served onboard and the boat crew were all wonderful. We had a nice time swimming and relaxing in between snorkeling. Not sure it was really worth the price of $200 per person, especially since we did not see any whale sharks and did not see a really big variety of fish while snorkeling. In truth, both my son and I got a bit seasick. My husband really enjoyed his time on the water. Another day we did a Monkey River tour set up by Robert's Grove that was actually a lot of fun for us. We enjoyed talking with our guide,Terry, who lives in the Monkey River village and we loved the simple but delicious lunch served at the village restaurant. We loved the walk in the rainforest and saw MANY howler monkeys while on the hike. The price for the tour seemed like a real bargain for the amount of enjoyment we got out of it. We loved the house and its beach. Ignacio and Jennifer were both wonderful. We will come back!"
    Guest: MJCC Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 29, 2014
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  • Beautiful Belize

    "Excellent and friendly welcome with a detailed and thought through guide on how to get there. House exactly as described and better. Beautiful location with everything you would need. Beach close by and with the chairs and kayak provided gave a relaxing holiday. Surrounding area provided the house within a safe and picturesque setting."
    Guest: H & J Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 27, 2014
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  • The best family vacation ever!

    "HI, We were in Belize for 2 weeks in August we had the best time ever. Villa is just amazing fully equipped and beautiful. Swimming pool was just refreshing and having the palapa with the hammock was my highlight of the trip...just relaxing. My 2 girls 9 and 12 just loved hanging out in the pool and making sand castles on our private beach that was cleaned up every day. Listening to the waves at night from the bedroom was my god soooo relaxing :) I really recommend taking Alrin for a tour guide we did Monkey River and Snorkeling/fishing both days were just perfect. We did some hiking, visited chocolate and banana plantation, zipline, cave tubing, ATM cave... Belize was just the perfect family vacation. August was a perfect month beautiful weather and less tourist! Food in Belize is just WOW!!! Thank you Yvonne and David for your recommendations and renting out your Villa this was the best family trip ever!"
    Guest: Sharon R. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: October 6, 2014
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  • Belize is UnBelizeable

    "Our stay at Harbour Hideaway was the best. Jim and Cindy made us feel like family. Their studio was perfect for what we needed. They had everything: beach towels, kayaks and they even borrowed an extra bike from a friend so our whole family could have one. They were very thoughtful. It is in a great location and it is very clean. Our vacation will be remember for always."
    Guest: sheri Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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Placencia Peninsula Travel Tips

Unwind and Relax at Placencia Peninsula Vacation Rentals

Belize is a beautiful vacation destination. The lush coastline and barrier reef attract divers from all around the world that come to explore its underwater wonders. It’s a place where you can enjoy nature, partake in a wide variety of activities and still take some time out to simply enjoy the view. The Placienda Peninsula is a popular destination for honeymooners and people who are looking for a peaceful beach vacation. Travelers that like to explore nature and have an interest in bird watching, butterflies and unusual flora can explore the forests and trails. A little further inland, there are a number of Mayan ruins that will be of interest to people who enjoy studying ancient cultures.

Excursions and Things to Do near Placencia Peninsula House Rentals

Placencia’s primary attraction is the barrier reef that runs the length of Belize. The second-largest barrier reef in the world, it has spectacular dive sites and is an amazing natural phenomenon. Underwater canyons, walls and coral bommies are home to host of reef fish and marine creatures.

Sailing is a great eco-friendly way to explore the coastline near Placencia. Cruise charters can take you to snorkel on the reefs and explore secluded beaches and cays. Sit back and relax with a cocktail and enjoy cruising the calm tropical waters.

About a half-hour from Placencia is the small village of Monkey River. From there, you can take a leisurely trip upriver spotting wildlife along the way. If you’re fortunate, you could see the shy manatees, green iguana, boa constrictors, crocodiles and wild deer. The local guides are extremely knowledgeable and provide an entertaining narration during the tour. The bird life is abundant and occasionally you can hear the monkeys in the trees above.

To see the Mayan Ruins at Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit, you will need to join a full-day excursion. On it, you can see the partially excavated sites and hear about the ancient mythology from the local guides. It’s an eerie and enchanting experience.

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is about an hour from Placencia. It is the world’s first jaguar sanctuary. Although sightings are rare, touring the sanctuary is still a wonderful experience as you get to see many unique species of plants, animals and birds.

What to Take with You When Staying at Placencia Peninsula Villas

Since it is a tropical destination, you can afford to pack quite light. The essentials are good sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable shoes and your swimsuit. In general, the clothing is quite casual. Lightweight cotton shirts, shorts and skirts are most suitable for the climate. If you are planning on doing some nature walks or excursions, make sure you have a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Insect repellant is another essential. It’s advisable to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants at night and on jungle tours to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Leave valuables such as expensive jewelry at home. If you are keen photographer, pack an extra memory card as you are likely to take loads of photos.

When to Visit Belize Vacation Rentals

Placencia is a destination that has a year-round warm tropical climate. From May to November, the weather is hot and humid and tropical storms can occur at the end of the season. The summer months are somewhat dryer and run from December to April. The most popular travel period is between December and February which coincides with the dryer weather. Travel during peak season does come at a premium and if you are on a budget, it's worth looking at traveling in mid-season. The low season is during September and October when hurricanes are most likely to occur.

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