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Recent Placencia Peninsula reviews

  • Fabulous condo in Placencia

    "My family stayed in this beautiful condo for a week. It was perfect. When we were not diving, snorkeling, hiking to waterfalls in Jaguar country, we would lounge by the pool, jumping in every 10 minutes to cool off or to just play around with the kids. We had been traveling for a week and a half prior and were pleased to find a beautiful kitchen, plenty of stores, fish market and produce stands in town a quick cab ride away. We rode the bikes or walked into town easily. The property was dreamy. I felt like we walked into paradise with fresh flowers everywhere. The other residents/guests were so friendly and helpful."
    Guest: Mindee G. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 10, 2014
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  • Wonderful, wonderful

    "Had the best 2 weeks in a very long time. Beautiful little house, we had a very quiet relaxing time. The staff is wonderful and so helpful. We will be back."
    Guest: Candi Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: April 6, 2014
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  • Honeymoon in Belize

    "My (now) wife and I just back from our honeymoon in Placencia and we're already hoping to get back as quickly as we can! Placencia is definitely off the beaten path and it will take a little extra traveling to get there, but it's well worth it. The people are wonderful, the food excellent and you have the flexibility to either take it easy or go on an adventure with a tour agency (we went up to the ATM cave with Pirate's Point Adventure Tours and Shane was excellent) or book through Francisco, who works at the condo and can help arrange most tours if you ask him. If you go fishing and decide to keep your catch, a place called The Shak has a "you hook it, we cook it" option - unfortunately we found out about that too late, so weren't able to take advantage of it. The condo itself was excellent. It's a bit large for only two people, but that didn't detract from our stay. Having the pool on site was also a big plus. The condo is at the very end of the peninsula, which makes it an ideal location if you want a quiet place to stay. You do have the option to rent a bike or golf cart to get to and from the main part of the village; we walked most of the time and didn't have any issues. (If you're looking got do some inland adventures, most tour agencies can arrange transportation. Yes, you will pay for it, but it is worth it.) It's maybe a 5-10 minute walk and, even during the hottest part of the day, it wasn't unbearable. We are very happy that we stayed here and would recommend this location to anyone else looking to visit Placencia."
    Guest: DCB Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 5, 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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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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