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Placencia

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

8.9km

16.51-88.37

Hopkins (Belize)

Garifuna village

30km

16.8667-88.2833

Stann Creek

district of Belize

33km

16.8667-88.2167

Dangriga

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

43km

16.9667-88.2167

Tobacco Caye

island in Belize

46km

16.8983-88.0619

Punta Gorda (Belize)

capital and largest town of Toledo District in southern Belize

71km

16.1-88.8

Belmopan

capital of Belize

82km

17.25-88.7675

San Ignacio (Belize)

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

97km

17.160125-89.05999722

Belize City

Belize's largest city, on the Caribbean Sea

98km

17.504722-88.186667

San Pedro Sula

city in Cortes Departement, Honduras

122km

15.5-88.033333

Caye Caulker

smaller barrier island in the north

127km

17.7425-88.025

Tikal

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.

154km

17.222-89.623

Ambergris Caye

large barrier island in the north

158km

18.013947-87.931039

Orange Walk Town

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.

158km

18.075-88.55833333

Chiapas

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.

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.

2.9km

16.56666667-88.36666667

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

protected area

35km

16.7162-88.6608

Lubaantun

human settlement

73km

16.28165-88.95945

Moho River

river in Belize

78km

16.05984-88.85193

Caracol

Maya city in Belize

85km

16.76388889-89.1175

Turneffe Atoll

Atoll off the coast of Belize, Central America

96km

17.33333333-87.86666667

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.

97km

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.

97km

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.

97km

17.48861111-88.18777778

Bliss Institute

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

97km

17.493477-88.186068

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.

98km

17.1457-89.0741

Xunantunich

Ancient Maya archaeological site in western Belize

100km

17.089059-89.141427

Bullet Tree Falls

102km

17.168-89.111

Great Blue Hole

submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize

120km

17.31527778-87.53444444

Belize Barrier Reef

series of coral reefs straddling the coast of Belize

120km

17.31555556-87.53444444

Altun Ha

archaeological site

124km

17.76395-88.347061

Lamanai

archaeological site in Belize

127km

17.7525-88.65444444

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

141km

17.869-88.003

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Placencia Peninsula

Belize
Placencia is a long, narrow peninsula – almost an island – along the Caribbean coastline of Belize.

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