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October 19, 2012
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GETTING THERE

United Airlines offers one-stop flights from Reagan National and Washington Dulles to Belize City, Belize, with early-December fares currently $545 round trip. Maya Island Air and Tropic Air fly to Placencia for about $170 round trip, or you can rent a car to drive the 114 miles.

WHERE TO STAY

Maya Beach Hotel

Maya Beach

800-503-5124

mayabeachhotel.com

Whether you choose a simple room or a private beach bungalow, you’re feet from the ocean and next door to one of the best restaurants in Belize. A 20-minute drive to Placencia’s main drag, this peaceful resort is ideal for travelers with wheels. From $69 a night.

Chabil Mar Villas

Placencia Peninsula Road

866-417-2377

www.chabilmarvillas.com

Rent a private villa at one of the most luxurious hotels in Placencia. From $250 a night.

WHERE TO EAT

Maya Beach Hotel Restaurant

Make your reservations early for this elegant beachside bistro. The specialty is seafood, though there are plenty of options for vegetarians. Dinner entrees $14 to $28.

Barefoot Bar

Placencia Peninsula Road

011-501-523-3515

Good service, above-average food and cheap drinks. On the weekends, look for live music and horseshoe tournaments. Entrees $12 to $18.

WHAT TO DO

Avadon Divers

Placencia Peninsula Road

888-509-5617

avadondiversbelize.com

The town’s newest dive shop offers top-notch equipment and knowledgeable dive guides. From $135 for two dives or $80 for a day of snorkeling, including lunch.

Robert’s Grove Dive Shop

1-800-565-9757

Placencia Peninsula Road

www.robertsgrove.com/belize-dive-resort

The dive guides at Robert’s Grove are skilled at finding gentle whale sharks when the massive creatures gather near Placencia from April to June. Whale shark expeditions are $190 for divers and $110 for snorkelers; price includes a picnic lunch at a wild bird preserve.

INFORMATION

www.placencia.com

S.D.

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