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Jungle & Beach Explorer - Placencia

An eco-lodge adventure in the Rainforests of Southern Belize, with relaxation & beach-time in the seaside village of Placencia

An eco-lodge adventure in the Rainforests of Southern Belize, with relaxation & beach-time in the seaside village of Placencia

Duration:
7 Days / 7 Nights
When: Any date, any time of year
Starts: Dangriga
Ends: Placencia
Group size: Independent people per trip. 1-4 for Bocawina Activities guides per trip.
Accommodations: Bocawina Rainforest Resort; Choice of Robert's Grove or Laru Beya
Activities: Swimming Rappelling Photography Natural History Interpretation Hiking Birding Zip Line
Extensions: This trip combines well with the Maya World Extension. Also, visit our Combining Trips Page  for more suggestions. Visit our combining trips page for more suggestions and info.
Price:
US: $1780
Can: $0
Includes taxes and fees. Per person based on double occupancy.
Placencia Belize
About the Trip

The Bocawina – Placencia Jungle and Beach Explorer combines a four night active adventure at Bocawina Rainforest Resort with three nights in the beachside community of Placencia. 

This itinerary is ideal for guests who would like to combine an off-the-grid rainforest experience with some beach time at the nearby Creole fishing village of Placencia. 

  • Stay in an eco-lodge in the heart of the tropical Belizean rainforest – wake up to the sounds of birds overhead, and experience the first light of the day through the jungle mist. 
  • Select four guided adventure experiences from Bocawina Resort’s extensive list of Activities and Excursions (link to activity page). Decide how active or relaxed you want to be!
  • Take a guided trail walk in the Mayflower Bocawina Rainforest or journey through the rainforest canopy on the regions’ longest zip-line. 
  • Spend three nights at a Beach Hotel in the coastal village of Placencia. Swim, snorkel, relax poolside, and experience the community’s rich diversity. 

Available any date, any time of year

Day 1
Accomodation: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Meals: Lunch,Dinner

You will be picked up at Dangriga Airstrip or our Dangriga Operations Base and travel a beautiful 30 minute drive “off the grid” into the heart of Mayflower Bocawina National Park. (Our office can assist you with transportation to Dangriga from Belize International Airport or other parts of Belize). 

Bocawina Rainforest Resort is a true eco-resort in the middle of Mayflower Bocawina National Park. The lodge is powered by an array of solar panels and a seasonal small-scale hydroelectric generating station. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant so you can share daily experiences with family and friends from this remote rainforest setting. 

Upon arrival, after a special orientation, you will have time to settle into the lodge and learn about the experiences that lie ahead in the surrounding mountains and rainforest. This itinerary gives you the flexibility to pick your own tours from an extensive range of activities and excursions available on-site, off-site and within the national park. You can select four tours, customizing them to suit your activity level and interests. 

Considering starting off with the Rainforest Canopy Zip-line, an exhilarating ride with eight runs and a rappel. Or join a guided nocturnal hike that evening, and witness first-hand the fascinating transformation of the jungle at night.

Bocawina Rainforest Resort Belize
Days 2-4
Accomodation: Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Rise with the sun and be on the grounds for the first rays of light emerging through the jungle mist. Waking up to the sounds of the tropical jungle is a pure delight, with the chatter of parrots and parakeets flying overhead, the fresh morning air scented with tropical blossoms, and the expectation of an exciting adventure-filled day ahead. There is no need to venture off the property to experience the essence of the jungle. Finding a quiet spot to sip a coffee with binoculars in-hand is a sure way to soak in the surroundings. 

After breakfast, your will embark on your selected tour for the day. Try a guided Bocawina rainforest trail walk, hiking along bush trails as you discover local birds, wildlife, leading to waterfalls and unexcavated Mayan ruins. Your guides will point out medicinal plants and bring to life the layers of biological diversity that make the worlds’ tropical rainforests such a rewarding experience. 

Should you prefer, venture further afield on one of the many off-site adventures. Descend into the Mayan archeological site of Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM) Cave, the most popular caving expedition in Belize. Alternately, cruise along the wildlife-rich Monkey River with a stop at Placencia for lunch and a bit of shopping.

Birding at Bocawina Rainforest Resort
Day 5
Accomodation: Robert's Grove Beach Resort or Laru Beya Beach Resort
Meals: Breakfast at Bocawina; Meals on Own in Placencia

Your last morning at Bocawina is completely flexible. You can stay close to the lodge or follow a trail to a favorite pool or waterfall. We can transfer you to Placencia right after breakfast, or drop you off later in the day. The choice is yours! 

Upon arrival at Placencia, settle into your room, then head out to the pool area for a refreshing beverage and dip. We have left your time at Placencia totally flexible so you can be as relaxed or as active as you like. Lounge poolside, hop on a bicycle or sign up for an optional excursion at the hotel activity desk. 

Meals can be enjoyed at the hotel, or you may want to check out some of the nearby restaurants and bars. Placencia has an interesting mix of cultures and cooking styles. It is attracting some very talented chefs that are adding to the great local cooks in the village.

Waterfall at Bocawina
Days 6-7
Accomodation: Robert's Grove Beach Resort or Laru Beya Beach Resort
Meals: Meals on your own

Spend the next two days relaxing by the pool, strolling along the beach, and discovering Placencia Village and the surrounding area. 

Watch the local fisherman paddle out at sunrise in dug-out canoes to catch their fish for the day. Take a kayak out to see the sun set over Victoria's Peak, and view the rest of the mystic Maya Mountains as another day in paradise closes its eyes. Enjoy an evening of local Garifuna Drumming and sample some Belizean cuisine. Mingle with the friendly villagers, and experience Placencia’ rich Creole & Garifuna culture.

Placencia, Belize
Setting

You will be met in Dangriga and transferred to Bocawina Rainforest Resort, located inside the 7000 acre Mayflower Bocawina National Park and adjacent to the world famous 10000 acre Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve. You will have four days at our unique eco-lodge in this remote jungle setting, and the opportunity to hand pick your daily adventures! Select four tours from our diverse range of activities and excursions being offered on-site, off-site and within the park. We give you the flexibility to set the pace and choose just how active you want to be. 

Journey through the rainforest canopy on the regions’ longest zip-line or do a waterfall rappel and hike to Antelope Falls. For a mellower experience, enjoy the beauty of the jungle by horseback or visit the Mayan ruins of Cahal Pech. 

After your time in the rainforest, you will travel a short 45 minute drive to Placencia, a small Creole fishing village located at the end of a sand spit, along the Central Coast of Southern Belize. Placencia is known for its friendly people, and it is also known for having some of the best beaches in Belize. You will spend three nights at a beachfront hotel, with time to swim, relax by the pool and wander the streets to catch the cultural vibe of this eclectic community. 

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About the Route

Robert's Grove Beach Resort

Robert’s Grove is a beautifully appointed Hacienda-style Belize beach resort nestled on 22 acres of the finest white sand beach in Placencia Belize.  

Accommodations 

It’s ideal location allows guests to be surrounded by Belize’s best attractions- the Barrier Reef, Tropical Rainforest & Mayan Ruins. This unique position makes it easy for guests and especially families to choose from a vast array of Belize’s most sought after activities, including diving tours, fly fishing trips, and many more exciting adventures. This Belize beach resort also makes the perfect setting for a memorable Belize wedding or for a romantic honeymoon vacation.  

Robert's Grove is dedicated to making sure that your visit to Placencia Belize is fun and memorable. Whether you're looking to explore the unique natural attractions that make Belize so special or you just want to relax on the beach and be pampered, we guarantee satisfaction at our Belize beach resort. 

Amenities 

  • 3 unique restaurants plus a bakery & deli
  • 3 beachfront pools
  • Use of the fitness room
  • Free Bicycle, Pedal boat, Canoe, Kayak, Windsurfer & Sailboat rentals
  • Sea Spa PADI Dive Centre. 


Laru Beya Beach Resort

Tucked away on the lush Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize, Laru Beya is the perfect place to both do nothing and experience everything.  

Accommodations 

Our quiet and modern beachfront resort is built for relaxing, with hammocks on every balcony, and our pool, restaurant, and bar are mere steps from your room.
Want to experience local food and culture? We’re just a short walk from the Garifuna village of Seine Bight and three miles from the restaurant- and nightlife-filled town of Placencia. And when you’re ready to really go exploring, Laru Beya (which means “on the beach” in Garifuna) is also conveniently located for adventure, allowing you to easily go diving in the barrier reef, visit Mayan archeological sites, explore caves, or thrill at local wildlife.

Amenities 

  • Outdoor Infinity Pool
  • Oceanfront beach access
  • Kayak & Sailboat Rentals
  • Mini Golf
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Adventure Tours desk
  • Concierge