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“Special Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laughing Bird Caye National Park

Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Placencia, Belize
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Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Placencia
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Sault Ste. Marie
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Special Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

This small island is a fantastic location for families to retreat and relax, experiencing the abundant sea life of the world's second largest barrier reef. We spent a day here with our seven year old daughter and we all enjoyed so much the clarity and warmth of the water, and the incredible variety of sea life. Corals, plants, fish and other creatures abound in this sanctuary, in such a variety as we'd never seen before in other places of the world we've visited. It's to Belize's credit that such a place has been protected and preserved, and a definite must-visit location.

There are picnic tables, bbq pits, and lavatory facilities on the island, as well as park rangers very knowledgable about the park. The rangers are very warm and friendly, certainly very approachable and happy to share the knowledge and experience of the park.

Visited December 2012
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Bowmanville
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“holymoley!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Awesome coral and fish.We went 3 times during our 2 week stay in Placencia..Laverne at Ocean Motion was very accomadating and would call us if in the morning if the weather looked suitable for snorkeling. Bernard her husband gave us a great trip and made us a delicious lunch on the beach.

Visited December 2012
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Whitefish, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

If you want to spend a relaxing day this is a MUST do. Make sure you have Rene from Placencia Eagle Ray Tours take you!

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Toronto
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Snorkel heaven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We saw nearly every fish displayed on our fish identification card, plus tons of gorgeous coral. There were parrotfish, wrasses, lobsters, crab, cowfish, butterfly fish, angel fish, nurse sharks, stingrays, and so much more. It was so amazing, we went twice. We booked 2 all day trips with Ocean Motion in Placencia. They had great prices and took small groups of snorkellers only (no divers, so we went in shallower water where the more colourful fish are)

Visited December 2012
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Lindenhurst, Illinois
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“Dive trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Great diving- just a short distance from a nice wall dive. Saw turtles, barracuda and a huge Moorey Eel. Ate lunch on the island- could use a little cleaning up but overall a nice place to hang for an afternoon of diving!

Visited November 2012
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