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Placencia is at the southern tip of the resort Placencia peninsula in Belize.
district of Belize
Large Garifuna town in the south, formerly known as Stann Creek Town
island in Belize
capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize
capital of Belize
Known as Cayo to locals, Maya and Hispanic influence near the Guatemala border
Belize's largest city, on the Caribbean Sea
city in Cortes Departement, Honduras
smaller barrier island in the north
long considered the largest of Maya ruins (although the ongoing investigations of El Mirador may challenge this claim), this huge and impressive ancient Maya site is probably worth the trip to Guatemala by itself. Stay in the park or in nearby Flores the night before in order to organise an early morning trip to Tikal, to see the sun rise over the ruins. Tours are easily organised from the surrounding areas.
large barrier island in the north
Orange Walk Town is the capital of the Orange Walk district 57 miles north of Belize City. The agricultural town is not a tourist hotspot but a good base for explorations of Northern Belize and the Mayan ruins Lamanai.
From docks on the Rio Grijalva (the only major river within Mexico) near Tuxtla Gutiérrez 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.
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.
river in Belize
Maya city in Belize
Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America
This cemetery was in use from 1787 to 1896. It was renovated in 1999 and has been designated an archaeological reserve in 2009.
Once the residence of the British Governor General, this is now a "House of Culture" that is open for visitors.
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.
The largest cultural centre in Belize, it also hosts the National Art Collection of Belize.
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.
Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize
submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize
series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize
archaeological site in Belize
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