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Once a sleepy fishing village, Placencia has emerged as an increasingly popular eco destination on the Caribbean. A number of attractive vacation home rentals range from spacious waterfront villas to cozy 2-bedroom apartments in the village. One family-perfect waterfront rental spreads over 4000 square feet with a furnished roof-top terrace for dining. Vacation home rentals provide comfortable retreats at the end of adventurous days – a place to unwind, recharge and plan your next excursion.
For those who enjoy outdoor adventure, the Stann Creek region offers a host of activities – hiking through mountainous rain forests, kayaking, deep sea fishing, diving and exploring Mayan ruins. The peninsula boasts 16 miles of tranquil beaches, with a lagoon to the west and the Caribbean to the east and lots of peace and quiet in the middle. Lounging under a coconut palm might be the highlight of your day! Tour guides and dive centers offer a variety of excursions, with boat rides to the outer cayes an ongoing favorite. Also popular are guided land tours to Mayan Ruins or trekking the jungle trails of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, where the first Jaguar Reserve in the world was established.
The entire region is rich in flora and fauna, a stunning mix of orchids and bromeliads, limestone hills and tropical forests where monkeys, tapirs and wildcats roam under the watchful eyes of over 217 bird species. You and your family will enjoy a virtual feast of sights and sounds and, perhaps at day’s end, you might stop in at The Secret Garden for a mouthwatering dinner. In a restful outdoor setting, you can choose from their varied ‘surf or turf’ menu – shrimp, lobster, beef or pork tenderloin. The Purple Space Monkey is another popular spot to enjoy friendly service, good food and thatched roof atmosphere.
Having your own completely-equipped kitchen is but one of the many advantages of renting a beachfront home or village apartment. You can plan your day over an omelet on the terrace or end the day poolside with a glass of wine. You and your family will enjoy the space, comfort and privacy of your very own home away from home.