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5 Reasons you must visit STANN CREEK, Belize


  1. Placencia

One of the most popular destinations in Belize, Placencia is a charming, low-key fishing village located at the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Placencia is a charming little village found at the tip of a peninsula off the coast of mainland Belize. It’s a 16-mile spit of land that parallels the mainland, offers scenery of vivid blue waters and pure white sandy beaches.

Whether you coming for a family vacation, a destination wedding, or romantic honeymoon, Placencia is one of the most beautiful spots in the country. It also serves as the gateway to the southern reef, a mecca for maritime activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing.

2. Hopkins

Hopkins is a small Garifuna village on the coast of the Stann Creek District in Belize, the village lies south of the town of Dangriga, where the closest airstrip is located. It is considered by some Belizeans to be the cultural center of the Garifuna population in Belize.

Hopkins welcomes visitors with warm hospitality and a safe environment. Hopkins was recently voted “The Friendliest Village in Belize” and it boasts a rustic local beach vibe with many mom and pop restaurants, small bars, and gift shops. Over a few thousand residents live in Hopkins and work in fishing, farming, and the booming hospitality industry.

Their way of life was internationally recognized by UNESCO and declared the Garifuna people and culture an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The Garifuna language belongs to the Arawakan group of languages and has survived centuries of discrimination and linguistic domination.

3. Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve

The world’s only jaguar preserve, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Ringed on three sides by the Maya Mountains and towering Victoria’s Peak, the Basin’s 128,000 acres is also home to jaguarundi, margays, ocelots, pumas, deer, howler monkeys, tapirs and over 500 bird species perfect for bird watching.

Concern for the viability of Belize’s jaguar population didn’t arise until the 1980s, when wildlife conservationists and government officials compared notes on the frequency of jaguar references found in hunting magazines. Government estimated the jaguar population and declared that the “highest density” of jaguars ever recorded were at the Cockscomb Basin. The government of Belize stepped in and declared the Basin a no-hunting forest reserve in 1984, but wildlife experts remained worried that this designation didn’t sufficiently protect jaguars and other wildlife, so that designation was upgraded to wildlife sanctuary in 1986. If you expect to encounter nothing but four legged creatures while visiting this Belize hot spot, you’re in for a surprise. Majestic waterfalls, trails and mountain peaks are home to all sorts of creatures, including a splendid collection of neo-tropical birds. The reason this area is so hospitable has to do with the bounty of natural resources encouraging habitation. The South Stann Creek not only sustains wildlife but also protects the upper watersheds of river systems supplying water to the people of Belize. In fact, there’s just a sliver of land separating basins interconnected to the Swasey River and a Monkey River tributary, so the complex drainage system supports all manner of life in the region—including people!

4. Mayflower National Park

The Mayflower Bocawina National Park is home to the Longest Zipline in Belize , 5 different waterfalls and unexcavated Mayan ruins! The park is also an excellent location for Birdwatching, with more than 300 species of birds identified in the area. Other activities offered at the park include Waterfall Rappelling in 2 different waterfalls & 7,087 acres of preserved low and highlands to explore!

5. Last but not least… ROAM BELIZE

We are your one stop travel destination in Belize, not only can we provide all your tours and transfers but we are also a countrywide Belize Travel Agent. Be pampered with our exclusive concierge services and let us take care of you from start to finish.

Whether you are looking for an all inclusive resort, a jungle or beach resort, a romantic getaway, or a Belize action packed adventure, we can help tailor the perfect trip for you and your interests.

Our extensive experience in Belize translates into custom arrangements for your perfect vacation, we are a 100% Belizean owned and operated company, we were born and raised in Belize so we’ve been to every corner of the country and can book the right places for you.

We love our country Belize and our mission is to ensure you love it too!!


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