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Laughing Bird Caye National Park, Placencia

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Must see · World heritage site · Island · National Park
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Laughing Bird Caye National Park represents a distinctive island that sits on an unusually narrow ridge of reef. Named after a bird which used to breed here, the park is home to an abundance of coral habitats and marine life. The tropical island features white sand and palm trees, and is surrounded by coral reefs. This allows visitors to mix snorkeling, diving, and island exploration into their visit, but you must rent a boat and guide out of Placencia. Lunch can be organized through your guide, with possibilities for a picnic or a beach barbeque. Planning Placencia trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.
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  • This UNESCO Heritage protected site is an absolute gem! The ranger provided a comprehensive briefing about the island, its history and park regulations. The reef area was beautiful - our guide... 
    This UNESCO Heritage protected site is an absolute gem! The ranger provided a comprehensive briefing about the island, its history and park regulations. The reef area was beautiful - our guide...  more »
  • This experience is not worth the money, reef is small and wildlife not very abundant. There a limited access points if it is windy you can only use one. 
    This experience is not worth the money, reef is small and wildlife not very abundant. There a limited access points if it is windy you can only use one.  more »
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  • We had a truly lovely day snorkeling here. For our tour we sailed about 30 minutes from Placencia to the small island that is a part of Laughing Bird National Park. The rangers there gave us an overview of the park and the rules and we were off snorkeling. It was beautiful and peaceful and we had a chance to see Brain Coral, Fan Coral, and so much marine life from sea cucumbers to sea urchins. Despite it being the "rainy season" the water was beautiful and the weather could not have been clearer. It was really breathtaking.
  • Best place we have gone scuba diving. Saw many tropical fish, an eagle ray, sting rays, huge lobsters! I'm sure there is great footage on my GoPro, I haven't looked yet. We went with Go Sea tours, our dive guide Brian was fantastic. I would definitely return for more dives!

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