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Our Recommendations


There are a multitude of things to do in and around Placencia when you stay with us at Casa Sunsandsea.  Whether you came to relax on the beach, immerse yourself in the local culture, or go on an adventure – or maybe all of the above!

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What to Do

From zip lining to Mayan Ruins, fishing to island hopping.  What adventure are you looking for?

What to See

Belize is rich in history and culture.  Tour a chocolate farm, or visit a local village.  You won’t be disappointed!

Where to Eat

You’ll find a variety of cuisine in Belize.  We’ll share our favorite local restaurants and hidden gems!

Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours

Just minutes away from Placencia, Sagitun Farm, is the perfect place to discover how bananas grow and what it takes to keep them thriving. Tours include a delicious sampling of fried bananas.

Bocawina Rainforest Resort

Located in Mayflower Bocawina National Park, Belize’s longest zipline, 5 different waterfalls (where you can waterfall rappel) and many unexcavated Mayan ruins are ready and waiting to greet you. The zipline course is 2.5 miles long with the longest run being 2,300 feet. While you’re zipping through the trees, you’ll notice the park is a superb place for bird watching as well—and home to over 200 specifies of birds. Hiking tours (both day and night) are also available.

Raguana Caye Private Island

This 2-acre private island is a perfect getaway to spend your day playing in the sand, sun and water. A multitude of activities such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, napping in hammocks and playing beach games are available. Bully’s Beach Bar provides the music and drinks while the island staff prepares a delicious Beach Barbecue for guests to enjoy.

Whale Sharks

If you stay with us during March–June around the full moon, you may be lucky enough to see the giant whale sharks that come to feed in the waters near the Placencia Peninsula.

Actun Tunichil Muknal Caves (ATM Caves)

The caves, near San Ignacio in the Cayo District, are a notable Mayan burial site and archaeological site featuring skeletons, ceramics and stoneware. Hiking tours are available, departing the Caves Branch Jungle lodge.

Zip Lining | River Tubing | Waterfalls

Just minutes away from Placencia, Sagitun Farm, is the perfect place to discover how bananas grow and what it takes to keep them thriving. Tours include a delicious sampling of fried bananas.

Fishing

Placencia is a traditional fishing village and home to some of the best fishing captains in Belize. Fishing expeditions can be arranged in the village.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is the world’s first jaguar preserve, a great location for river tubing and somewhere you can swim in beautiful cascading waterfalls. You’ll also find nature trails for hiking and a wide variety of wildlife to observe.

Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Eleven miles off the coast of Placencia, this mini atoll is a favorite stopover for reef kayakers and an ideal location for snorkeling or diving. Day trips to the atoll can be arranged from Placencia.

Miss Emma – The Fruit Lady

Miss Emma came to Belize in 1992 as the chef for the Taiwanese Ambassador and loved it so much she never left. Her organic farm and gardens are considered a national treasure and contain an endless variety of beautiful and unique flowers, fruits and orchards. During your tour you’ll see jackfruit, mangoes, velvet apples, cacao, citrus, papaya, soursop and more. If you set up an appointment in advance, she also cooks lunch (Belizean, American, Asian). Her farm is located halfway between Hopkins and Placencia.

The Belize Lobster Festival

Lobster season in Belize runs from mid-June through February. It’s one of the most popular annual events and the Festival, which celebrates the Belizean delicacy, kicks off with a variety of activities and celebrations in Placencia as it ushers in the beginning of Lobster season.

Mayan Temples

The Toledo District of Belize has a few Mayan temples you can visit like Nim Li Punit and Lubantuun or head to Western Belize to see Xunantunich and Cahal Pech.

Monkey River Village

In Belize’s Toledo District, Monkey River Village is home to an abundant variety of birds (perfect for bird watchers), Howler monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles and more along the banks of a mangrove-lined river. A variety of river tours and expeditions are available.

The World’s Most Narrow Street

Officially recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, Placencia is home to the “Placencia Sidewalk” that was originally constructed to wheelbarrow fish through the town. Today, the street running through the center of the village is lined with homes, shops and restaurants.

Belize Spice Farm & Botanical Gardens

Belize Spice Farm, one of the largest black pepper and vanilla farms in the country is located at the foothills of the Maya Mountains. The property is adorned with stunning teak, rosewoods, sandalwood and mahogany trees and tours are open to the public.

Breakfast

Maya Beach Bistro—be sure to grab a cinnamon roll!
Above the Ground and Brewed Awakenings—both great places to start your morning with coffee or a specialty drink

Lunch

Rick’s on Main Street—they have an amazing pizza and a terrific Cesar salad! (note: no credit cards accepted here)
Mango’s in Maya Beach

Dinner & Drinks

Barefoot Restaurant & Bar—gourmet burgers and a great place for a drink right on the beach!
Omar’s –
terrific place for seafood

Dessert

Tutti Frutti —a must-visit place for fresh Italian Gelato (closed on Wednesday – but you’ll want to go every. other. day of the week!)