Friday, March 28, 2014

Beach of the Week: Placencia, Belize
Placencia, Belize holds many adventures and beautiful views.

In southern Belize, on the Caribbean coast, lies the Placencia peninsula, with 16 miles of beaches.  Placencia is a wonderful destination for adventure seekers.  Here are just some of the things you can experience in and around Placencia: jungles, jaguars, snorkeling, waterfalls, cave exploration, deep sea fishing, birds and wildlife, exotic plants, Mayan ruins, river tours … 

…and scuba diving.  This place is famous for diving.  The Belize Barrier Reef, just off the coast, is 190 miles long.  None other than Charles Darwin is rumored to have called it “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies”.  Home to hundreds of species of fish and sea life,  the area is a diver’s heaven.  A large area of the reef is protected and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  There is a large variety of dive sites, places that are suited to beginning divers and sites that will wow the most experienced.  One of the gems of the area is the population of whale sharks.  These gentle giants are the largest fish in the ocean, growing as long as 60 feet!  Local dive centers can arrange diving lessons and tours.

And after long, fun days adventuring and diving around Placencia, you’ll be ready for a break.  Time to relax on a beach and appreciate Placencia’s laid-back vibe.  Find a restaurant and grab a bite, then get a good night’s rest so you’re ready for tomorrow’s adventures.

What Placencia adventure would you choose?  Would you like to swim alongside a 60 foot fish?

Taking a Caribbean adventure?  Be sure to keep it sun safe; visit SolEscapes!


  1. Hello. I need to know where you purchased the rights to use my photo of the Placencia, Belize sunrise with two people under a palapa. It is a copyrighted photo. Please respond quickly as to avoid a lawsuit. Thanks, Sam Camp

    1. Hello Sam,
      Gorgeous photo. We purchased on