Placencia Peninsula | Southern Belize

It's been one month since entering the country of Belize, and Natasha and I still hadn't been in the ocean.  So we took a weekend trip to Placencia, in the Stann Creek District of Southern Belize.  

Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Laughingbird Caye, Placencia, Belize

We had heard good things about the peninsula, and quickly discovered all the rumors were true. 

Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Island Life, Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize

Laughingbird Caye | Placencia Belize |Landscape Beach | Image taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Laughingbird Caye

 Placencia is a quaint beach town filled with locals and ex-pats alike, with little Mayan stores selling arts & crafts and many restaurants & bars to patronize.  Placencia is in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the narrowest main street in the world, which is a walking path running the length of the town able to hold maybe two people walking side-by-side.

Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Reflecting

Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Beautiful View

Pelican | Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Surfing Pelican

While there we booked a snorkeling excursion to Laughingbird Caye, about 12 miles off the Placencia coast.  It's a small island designated a National Park of Belize, and home to many nesting local birds.  

Seabirds | Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Seabirds

Grackle | Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Grackle

Seabirds | Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Looking Left

The marine life is out of this world, and I say that having lived in Hawaii doing daily dives.  I'd recommend visiting the cayes off of Belize to anyone looking for adventure, from the enthusiast to the serious diver.    

Brown Boobie | Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Brown Boobie

Blackbird or Grackle | Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Blackbird or Grackle

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Laughingbird Caye | Placencia, Belize | Image By Indiana Architectural Travel Photographer Jason Humbracht

Laughingbird Caye off the coast of Placencia, Belize

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Dad February 15, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    Wishing u HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! HOPE U GOT ECARD Valentines.miss talking an hearing your voice.can I call on viber or some how today?? love ya Dad&Peg

    • jhumbracht February 17, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

      Hey pops! Sorry we got cut off Sunday, internet is always pretty shotty down here but I’m getting a new phone plan today! I’ll update you more soon. Love ya’ll!