The small fishing village of Placencia was recently discovered by the first tourists who fell in love with it and spread the rumor that, in a remote corner of Belize , overlooking the Caribbean Sea, there is an unexplored paradise waiting only for to be discovered.
Here the sea is spectacular. The coral reef , almost 300 kilometers long, allows for incredible snorkeling and diving. In its depths there are canyons to explore and corals still intact.
Not to mention the beach: over 25 kilometers of fine white sand , with a lagoon in the western area, the Caribbean Sea in the east and peace and tranquility in between.
You can take boat trips to discover the ‘caye’ , small atolls that meet between the coast and the reef , and dive into the seabed where you can see lutianids, barracudas, parrot fish, sea turtles and many other species.
If these islets surrounded by mangrove forests are not suitable for human life, they are nonetheless for many endemic species including fish and birds.
However, there are some atolls covered with palm trees that are real postcards and on which it is possible to live, so much so that the first resorts were opened. Among these are Ambergris Caye , Caye Caulker , Tobacco Caye , South Water Caye and Glover’s Reef , the most distant of all, which was once inhabited by the pirate John Glover and his band and who in its depths up to 800 meters say there is still a treasure hiding.
However the most incredible island of the archipelago off the coast of Placencia is Lighthouse Reef Atoll , a nature reserve and one of the most famous spots for diving because here is the famous Great Blue Hole .