Belize offers something for everybody.
There are a lot of adventures that await a visitor to Belize.
Most of them a easily reached for a day trip from Placencia.
Things To Do In The Placencia Area:
Scuba dive on the barrier reef 16 miles
Snorkel and swim at numerous offshore
cayes with surrounding reefs
Visit Laughing Bird Caye, a World Heritage
Site just six miles away.
Enjoy a Monkey River Trip to a pristine
jungle with Howler Monkeys, Jaguars, Iguana, Boas, countless
species of tropical Birds, Insect Bats, and more.
Ocean or lagoon kayaking.
Deep sea fishing for a spectacular
variety and quality of fish.
Fly-fishing the flats for ‘The
Grand Slam’, Permit, Tarpon, and Bone Fish
- Enjoy a day at a hot spring in the jungle.
See and swim with the migrating Whale
Sharks every year between March through June. Placencia
is one of the best locations along the Belizean cost to
view those giants.
- Watch the manatees in the Placencia lagoon.
Attend the local annual Placencia Lobsterfest
every June with fishing contests, dancing in the streets,
lobsters cooked in every way imaginable, and local vendors
selling their arts and crafts.
- Or simply just hang-out in a hammock on a beach where
time literally stands still.
Things To Do A Short Drive From Placencia:
Hiking and tubing in the Cockscomb
Jaguar Preserve, the only Jaguar preserve in the world.
Spelunking in the Mayan Mountain
caves which may be the largest system of caves in the
Go on tubes in the rivers flowing
through the caves, emerging into light, and dropping
back down again. Canoeing, floating, and white water
rafting in the beautiful rivers of western and Southern
Horseback riding through the Mountain
Pine Ridge near San Ignacio to beautiful waterfalls.
Visiting numerous Mayan ruins, from
Caracol to Lamanai to Lubaantun to Nim Li Punit to Pusilha
to Tikal, which is located just over the western border
of Belize in Guatemala, as well as some lesser know
sites still unexplored or undiscovered.
Canopying, which is rappelling above
the rain forest treetops from one platform via harness,
ropes, and zip lines.
- The Belize Zoo where you can seel all of Belize's wild
life up close - from Tapirs to Jaguars to Gibnuts.
Simply put - Belize offers something for
From Sunset Pointe
Having fished for over forty years, I finally
arrived in Belize some six years ago. The many cayes and crystal
clear blue waters off the coast of Placencia were an amazing
site to behold. This is one of the reasons I decided to buy
Sunset Pointe Belize. Most everyone else on the peninsula
have to travel many miles to get to the Pointe. But at Sunset
Pointe Belize a sailboat could easily be in the Caribbean
Sea in a matter of minutes, for south of the Pointe lies the
main channel. I have fished in many areas of the Western Hemisphere
and have found no place to compare. The most fish I have ever
caught recently was off Kodiac Island, Alaska, but to get
there is a tiring adventure, and the weather is atrocious.
The west coast of Costa Rica has excellent fishing but the
security of the government and land ownership is questionable.
My hometown of St. Augustine Florida is okay, but you have
to run 30 to 50 miles of ocean to even get to a decent spot
and the catch is dismal. Fishing has dwindled from the time
I was a boy as a fishing guide at my grandmother’s fishing
camp. A good catch in the Matanzas River today would consist
of a handful of average size flounders, redfish, or trout.
Simply the Florida Keys and the coast of Florida appear to
be fished out. The guides appear to want to take you for every
dollar you have to spare. Many times a good fishing day in
Florida consists of a few snappers, a couple of barracuda
and a few sharks. Not only have I fished in many states and
practically all over the Caribeean, I have recently fished
in Guatemala, Peru, Brazil, the Yucatan and Canada, and I
have found nothing like Belize.
Most every day off the banks or seawall at Sunset Pointe one
should be able to catch freh snapper or grouper that will
make a fine evening meal. My wife and friends have enjoyed
doing this for six years.
I love bottom fishing and my last trip after leaving the Sunset
Pointe dock at 7 am and returning at 1 pm consisted of many
yellowtails, triggerfish, a large twenty-pound cubera snapper
and thirty-one very nice size mutton snapper. We were not
being greedy for we gave the fish to the locals and ate what
we wanted. We could have caught 200 that day, but we do not
want this to become fished out. We also do not buy bait in
Belize, for sardines and other fish are readily available
with cast net. Having become friends with about six shrimp
boat captains, I easily can catch very large hog snapper tied
up behind their boat. It is nice to come in early and enjoy
the rest of the day leisurely.
Trolling often presents large Wahoo, dolphins, groupers, kings,
barracuda, tuna, sailfish and marlin. My friends and I release
the billfish and other fish that we will not eat. The fresh
seared tuna we often eat is second to none.
If you think diving and snorkelling for lobster and fish is
exciting, the clear waters around Placencia will amaze you.
No wet-suit needed here, just and enthusiastic attitude.
Everybody talks about Grand Slam fly-fishing day. With a little
enthusiastic effort and the proper guide, you should be able
to accomplish that almost any day. I have done it and I only
consider myself an amateur fly-fisherman.
There is one bad thing about fishing in Belize. You are going
to spoil all your future fishing trips if they are not in
Belize. Come fish with Alfred Williams, the best all-round
guide in Belize for me. You will always return. What are you
waiting for? Life is too short. Catch the one that got away!