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“Great destination for a day of snorkeling or diving” 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 4 Attractions in Placencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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Placencia, Belize
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great destination for a day of snorkeling or diving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

LBC is such a beautiful spot. Every year in April, Splash Dive Center works with SEA to organize the school kids to do a cleanup of the park - and as the SEA rangers do a good job of that in the area where the public can go, SEA opens the north end where the bird rookery is for one day every year for the kids to do a cleanup. The kids have a great time at the caye swimming and hearing about the environment and what their role is in addition to picking up 40 or more BIG bags of garbage - mostly plastic.

Visited December 2012
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Hertfordshire, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“popular haunt for grey pelicans”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

nearest caye, 2 non flushing toilets and bbq area. Coral was mostly dead with limited variety of fish so snorkling was poor. We visited by default as there were strong winds. This resulted in big waves and poor visibility at times. Overall not an enjoyable experience.

Visited December 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

One word: Amazing. You don't need to dive too see the sea life in living colour. It is a long boat ride from Placenia but it is well worth it. It is a perfect way to spend a day.

Visited December 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Boat ride is short from Placencia hotel. Best snorkelling I have seen (snorkelled and scuba dive for 10 years all over the Caribbean), great diving close by. Feels like your in Robinson Crusoe, paradise in the middle of the ocean. When not snorkelling, be sure to bring a towel for the beach. Lots of picnic tables. Love to watch the 30 or so pelicans in action. Not a tour for an adrenaline junky, but truly a piece of paradise.

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Surrey, England
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We visited the Laughing Bird with Bernard from the Ocean Motion Tours. It’s such a beautiful spot and only a short boat ride from Placencia. This tiny island was amazing – calm seas on one side and rough on the other. The sand was so fine and white! We loved watching the pelicans and spotted a few tarpons so close to the beach. Snorkelling was fun. Our guide Bernard was just great pointing to us all the different fish and creatures in the sea. Then he cooked a delicious lunch on the beach and a bit later took us for yet another swim. We found more variety of coral and fish here than in Thailand or Mauritius. Thumbs up from us!

Visited December 2012
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