Visiting Placencia soon? Check out this traveler’s top 10 images from their recent trip here!!!

Shannon, from Cleveland, OH, has been coming to Belize for over 5 years. She keeps coming back for the traquility on the beaches, and says it is one her most peaceful and happy places she’s ever been.Once you know Placencia, it is also very rewarding to watch and understand the small but meaningful changes that happen to this little village year after year. Most people that come to Placencia feel a bit of nostalgia for the way it looked when they first saw it; it is one of those places that tends to stick to travelers, because of the small town, warm welcome, you’ll know everyone’s name at your favorite spots by the time you leave. Placencia is one of the most vintage Caribbean-looking beach towns, that also happens to have a funky, artistic but come-as-you-are (a bit of grit!) feel that visitors come to experience again and again. Doesn’t hurt that you will experience great beaches where you willl often be one of the only people on the beach, even in high season!

Here is a forward by Shannon: I have been lucky to travel all over the Caribbean: The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, British Virgin Islands, Cancun/Tulum, and many trips to Belize. Belize is by far my favorite spot (and not just because Laura and Dave are here) because it offers the perfect balance of relaxing and adventures. You can have an island experience similar to the BVI with beaches more beautiful than Cancun or the Dominican and also rainforest experiences with waterfalls and hiking.  The icing on the cake is it’s English speaking with fabulous food and US dollars are accepted everywhere. CBC provides the perfect spot for relaxing along with kayaking and paddle boarding that fills out the week of excursions perfectly.

Here’s a taste of her vacation here, told in 10 images!

Day 1: Beautiful, perfect views and tons of relaxing at CBC…..

Day 2: Afternoon lunch and drinks at Tipsy Tuna, with a Caribbean band in the background…..

Day 3: Trip to Belize Ocean Club for lunch and a BOC Martini with cucumber…plus a shot from an afternoon at the new Placencia Beach Club.

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Day 4: Amazing grilled lobster at Secret Garden….

Day 5: Adventures at Maya King….waterfalls and river tubing, a must do!

Day 6: Boat trip to Ranguana Caye (worth 2 shots!) Great snorkeling, bbq lunch, cocktails, and jenga….we didn’t want to leave!

 

Day 7: Breakfast at Maya Bistro…delicious omelet, and then a few hours enjoying coffee on the palapa dock….

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Laura Diffendal

Laura and her husband David purchased a half acre on the Caribbean Sea in 2014, in Placencia, Belize. They have built their own version of paradise, and they now operate the only boutique, adults-only microresort, walking distance to everything in the village. Caribbean Beach Cabanas was rated the 2017 Small Hotel of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board, and was featured on HGTV's Beachfront Bargain Hunt. You can visit their site at www.caribbeanbeachcabanas.com. In April of 2018, they opened their second boutique hotel, www.purboutiquecabanas.com, in Ambergris Caye!

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