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Placencia Peninsula

peninsula in Belize

8.9km

16.593889-88.366667

Hopkins (Belize)

Garifuna village

39km

16.8667-88.2833

Stann Creek

district of Belize

41km

16.8667-88.2167

Dangriga

Large Garifuna town in the south, formerly known as Stann Creek Town

51km

16.9667-88.2167

Tobacco Caye

island in Belize

53km

16.8983-88.0619

Punta Gorda (Belize)

capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize

64km

16.1-88.8

Belmopan

capital of Belize

90km

17.25-88.7675

San Ignacio (Belize)

Known as Cayo to locals, Maya and Hispanic influence near the Guatemala border

103km

17.160125-89.05999722

Belize City

Belize's largest city, on the Caribbean Sea

107km

17.504722-88.186667

Caye Caulker

smaller barrier island in the north

136km

17.7425-88.025

Chiapas

From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla GutiƩrrez in Chiapas state, tour launches take you into this steep-walled National Park. You'll likely see vast flocks of flamingos, pelicans, and other waterfowl, as well as crocodiles.

449km

16.41-92.408611
Sights

Seine Bight

Seine Bight is a village on the Placencia Peninsula located in the Stann Creek District of Belize. It is located 2 and a half miles south of Maya Beach Village and North of the village of Placencia. This small village has roughly 1,000 inhabitants, mostly Garifuna people who subsist on fishing, hunting, and homegrown vegetables. The early settlers named their village for their favored fishing tackle, Seine fishing and a bight, a bend or curve in a coastline.

6.1km

16.56666667-88.36666667

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

39km

16.7162-88.6608

Lubaantun

human settlement

69km

16.28165-88.95945

Moho River

river in Belize

71km

16.05984-88.85193

Caracol

Maya city in Belize

87km

16.76388889-89.1175

Cahal Pech

The main attraction in the town. Cahal Pech is a smallish set of Mayan ruins that were abandoned around 800-900 AD. There is an indoor museum displaying artifacts, a site plan, and information on the ruins in a regional context. There are, allegedly, guided tours, but these are unneeded, as the site is easy to traverse. The entire site should take 1-2 hours at most for a thorough exploration. Once at the ruins, the site is fairly flat, but Cahal Pech is at the top of the hill overlooking San Ignacio. The walk uphill to it from the main town is quite exhausting and is difficult even from the San Ignacio Resort Hotel on the hill. If you have any disability, or are in poor physical condition, you will want to drive.

103km

17.1457-89.0741

Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

103km

17.33333333-87.86666667

Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

105km

17.089059-89.141427

Yarborough Cemetery

This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.

105km

17.488032-88.189813

Government House, Belize

Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.

106km

17.48833333-88.18666667

St. John's Cathedral (Belize City)

An Anglican cathedral that was built in 1812. The cathedral is a landmark of Belize and one of the oldest remaining buildings in the city.

106km

17.48861111-88.18777778

Bliss Institute

The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.

106km

17.493477-88.186068

Bullet Tree Falls

108km

17.168-89.111

Great Blue Hole

submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

126km

17.31527778-87.53444444

Belize Barrier Reef

series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize

126km

17.31555556-87.53444444

Altun Ha

archaeological site

133km

17.76395-88.347061

Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

135km

17.7525-88.65444444

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Placencia

Belize
Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.

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