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suggestions for girls trip

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suggestions for girls trip

3 moms taking 4 day trip to Placencia for 50th bday. Want to do snorkeling, ziplining , see one of the Mayan ruins and perhaps cave tubing or monkey river. We are flying in from different cities and land an hr apart in BZE.

I have several ?-

1. Should be fly (even though we have to wait an hr or 2 to get on puddle jumper) or take a private shuttle and see things along the way? Is it possible to visit one of the ruins on way from BZE to Placencia? Would our luggage be safe with driver?

2. cave tubing or monkey river? Preferences?

3. best place to snorkel? Avadon's has a 12 hr tour to the Blue Hole and Lighthouse Reef. Has anyone done this trip from Placencia. How long on the boat to get out there? Is it worth the travel time just to snorkel out there or is there a better / closer place to snorkel? Any recommendations for tour companies besides Avadon (which I saw mentioned here)

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1. Re: suggestions for girls trip

Fly down, you won't accomplish much your day of arrival other than landing and flying down to Placencia. The drive is 3 hrs withut stops. The BH is a long trip by boat and I would opt for Glovers atoll, South Water Caye or other trip they offer on the local reef. You can combine zip/Mayan temple and Monkey River is another day trip to itself

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2. Re: suggestions for girls trip

If you dont mind spending a bit more money, you can fly from Belize City to Placencia for $100 each way, and its only a 25 minute flight including a stopover in Dangriga. Because of the time difference, your flights should arrive at BZE around noon local time, you could be in Placencia by 2:30 PM and enjoy several hours on the beach or in the shops or bars that first day in Placencia.You would even have time for a local snorkel adventure. Mayflower Boccawina National Park, about an hour north of Placencia by car or bus, has the longest zipline in Belize and a small Mayan ruin amidst the jungle and waterfalls. Skip the Blue Hole..it would be 9-10 hours of boat ride, possibly in rough water , to get to 90 minutes of snorkeling that would be very similar to what you can see much closer (30 minute boat ride) to Placencia. Several dive/snorkel outfitters in Placencia can hook you up.

Edited: 12:26 pm, April 14, 2013
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3. Re: suggestions for girls trip

There is good local snorkeling off Placencia, no need to go all the way to the Blue Hole. Laughingbird Caye or the Silk Cayes are closer & have very good snorkeling. You can often snorkel with giant sea turtles in the Silk Cayes (not a tourist attraction type park, just in the wild.) It is lovely! Make it a day trip and stop at the wonderful Hatchet Caye Resort for lunch.

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