Laughing Bird Caye
Approximately: 45mins from Placencia
About Laughing Bird caye
Laughing Bird Caye is a small island located off the coast of Placencia, Southern Belize. The island is a part of the Laughing Bird Caye National Park and is named after the laughing gulls that inhabit the area.
It is a popular destination for snorkeling and scuba diving due to the clarity of the water and the abundance of marine life, including tropical fish, rays, and sea turtles.
The park was established in 1991 to protect the island's diverse marine ecosystem and coral reefs, and it is an important site for conservation efforts in Belize.
Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the island, snorkel or dive in the clear waters, and learn about the marine life that calls the area home.
Approximately: 1hr 10 mins from Placencia | great for Snorkeling
About Gladden spit and Silk cayes Marine Reserve
The Silk Cayes, also known as the Queen Cayes, is a protected marine reserve in Belize's Barrier Reef that covers approximately 25,980 acres.
Located 36 kilometers (22 mi) off Placencia's coast and fringed by white beaches and dotted by dozens of coconut trees, snorkeling is a popular activity for visitors to enjoy.
Three small cayes: North Silk, Middle Silk and South Silk, lie south of Gladden entrance just inside Queen Caye. A nesting colony of terns has been recorded on North Silk Caye.
The spit has a short sloping shelf that drops off steeply at about 40–2000 metres in depth within 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) of the reef.
Approximately:25 mins-30mins | Beach | Fishing | Snorkeling