Best location in Placencia! Sunset Pointe sits on the southern tip of the Placencia peninsula and is surrounded by water on all sides. A ten minute walk or quick bicycle ride and you are in the heart of Placencia Village. Enjoy the Caribbean Sea from one porch and the Lagoon from the other porch. Our condo is on the top floor with gorgeous views and a wonderful breeze. The rooftop palapa with bench seating provides a 360 degree view of the Caribbean Sea, the lagoon, and the Maya mountains. The 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo sleeps up to 6 people. Each room opens to a covered private outside porch through French doors.
All new living room furniture in February 2018.
The condo includes a shared swimming pool and thatched roof viewing dock on the Caribbean for your enjoyment. There is a caretaker on site to assist you, and local fishing/tour guides are available. The unit is just blocks from the center of Placencia Village which features restaurants, beach bars, entertainment, white sandy beaches, and grocery markets.
Rental of our condo includes the use of 4 bicycles and 2 kayaks as well as the use of a local Belize cell phone.
Getting to Placencia...
Fly into Belize International Airport and then take a 35 minute flight to the Placencia airstrip via one of the local Belize airlines (Tropic Air or Maya Island Air). The other option is to rent a vehicle at the international airport and take a scenic 3.5 hour drive to Placencia.
Belize is often referred to as one of the Seven Underwater Wonders of the World. The world's second largest barrier reef runs parallel to its coast. However, the barrier reef is not the only factor that makes Belize one of the world's most popular destinations for scuba divers and snorkelers.
Many of the small islands, known as 'cayes,' that lie off the coast of the Belizean mainland have their own coral reefs, with spectacular underwater gardens teeming with sea life of all types and sizes.
The clear turquoise waters and the proximity of the barrier reef make Belize a favorite destination for divers and snorkelers.
The 'cut' (channel) leading out to sea functions as a sort of 'fish freeway' for many large fish, including giant groupers, barracuda and nurse sharks, a timid and unaggressive shark species. Divers and snorkelers may enjoy a close encounter with a sea turtle.
Fishing in Belize:
Belize is a mecca for those interested in fishing. All kinds of fishing: spin, fly, trolling - can be experienced all year long, and the abundance of game fish guarantees excellent sport.
The estuaries, inlets and mouths to the many rivers are known for their tarpon, snook and jacks. The lagoons and grass flats are known for the bonefish, permit and barracuda. The coral reefs support grouper, snapper, jack and barracuda while the deeper waters off the drop off are home to sailfish, marlin, bonito and dorado.
Fishing is great all along the coast of Belize. Any of the many rivers which empty into the Caribbean along Belize's coasts can guarantee a daily catch.
The waters surrounding Placencia abound with a great variety of saltwater fishing and the area boasts some of the best fishing guides in the country. Most types of fish, including bone fish and tarpon, can be caught year-round. Within 15 minutes of leaving the dock, you can be fishing in tidal flats or in blue water hundreds of feet deep.
A tour of the Monkey River where you will see crocodiles, howler monkeys and more, is a must. You will ride in a boat, but you will exit the boat to see the howler monkeys and have lunch. The lunch is an authentic Belizean meal of stew chicken with rice and beans.
If water is not your thing, there are many land tours available. Land tours include Mayan ruins, Chocolate Farms, Banana Farms, Spice Farm, horse-back riding, Mayan villages and homes where you experience an authentic meal. In addition there are zip lines, beautiful waterfalls, many hiking opportunities and bird watching.
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