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I will be in Belize next Feb/March and have the following as my itinerary:

4 nights - San Ignacio

3 nights - Caye Caulker

4 nights - San Pedro

I then spend 1 night either side in Miami (have to because of flights from the UK)

I just wondered whether I should have included Placenia on my itinerary? And whether that is a better destination than Caye Caulker / San Pedro to spend time? At the moment I am happy with the itinerary as there seems like loads to do and a lot of snorkelling etc .

Any tips welcome

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Yucatan Peninsula...
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1. Re: Itinerary

To describe how busy/touristy Placencia is, I'd say it's about halfway between AC and CC, so I don't think you really need to go to Placencia. It has a great beach, but it's farther from the reef.

It's a long drive, but that's not necessarly a negative because part of it is quite scenic.

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2. Re: Itinerary

We are currently visiting Belize, spent 4 days Placencia and now in San Pedro/Caye Caulker for next 5 days.

Skip Placencia. Ghost town. Extremely quiet, not much to do, and the beach shores are littered with trash and seaweed. Could not get in the water 1 time because of the neglect/natural sea plants.

Only plus: if looking to invest in properties, def worth visit due to low cost/ no capital gain... and is right now in a transition to become a huge resort destination in next 10 yrs.

The Dalles, Oregon
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3. Re: Itinerary

Here’s a link from an old forum thread I like with good descriptions of beachy options in Belize - maybe it will help:


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4. Re: Itinerary

I thought Placencia was pretty dull. Nice beach and nice restaurants but no snorkeling and some waves in not particularly clear water. San Pedro had good food too and it had real people that lived there rather than all tourists and it's close to the reef. We stayed near the northern end of the town before the bridge, quiet but close enough to walk into town.

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