Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Topic Options
#13578 - 01/12/01 06:40 AM Placenia or Ambergris Caye?
christab Offline
Were would you go if you had only three or four beach days in Belize? Also does anyone know how long it takes to drive from Cayo to Placencia?

#13579 - 01/12/01 06:41 PM Re: Placenia or Ambergris Caye?
mayatravel Offline
Both very different. San Pedro/Ambergris is more socially active with a larger selection of hotels, restaurants/bars and people. The reef is a mile from most hotel docks and you can do 2.5 hrs snorkel trips starting at 20.00pp and one tank dives. Also good location to accesss the Blue Hole and Turneffe atolls.

Plaecncia is more laid back and has smaller more intimaet beachfront inns. Diving and snorkeling are fullday trips, starting at 45.00 and 67.00pp for two tank dive.

Drive from Cayo to Placencia should be around 3.5 hrs, give or take for stops and road conditions. By bus, much longer, lots of stops along the way.

Katie Valk
Maya Travel Services
Maya Travel Services

#13580 - 01/12/01 11:31 PM Re: Placenia or Ambergris Caye?
Big Frank Offline
If I wanted a secluded "turnkey" vacation with a really nice beach and some diversions, I would go to Singing Sands in Maya Beach north of Placencia. Everything you would want to do is accessible. there is not a long wide beach to speak of; narrow beach with nicely maintained plots where the resorts are.

If i wanted to blow the roof off tha sucka, I would go to San Pedro. Same deal on the beaches. The snorkling and diving is easier to do there.

#13581 - 01/13/01 06:57 AM Re: Placenia or Ambergris Caye?
frantzrickcheri@email.msn Offline
We have stayed in both places and prefer Ambergris caye, more to do. Placencia is very, very laid back, have to make reservations to eat at the resorts and have a full meal plan... It's just a little too laid back for us.. But the beaches are great!! Ambergris you have the reef right there and the snorkling and fishing are great and only minutes away, plus you also have Caye Caulker right next door.. Your choice...


Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
1 registered (Marty), 42 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,719 Registered Members
44 Forums
64,379 Topics
463,228 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 07:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.