Placencia resident Gary Peterson needed a break after showing his son-in-law around for a week. And when you need a break in Placencia, the obvious place to go to is Ranguana Caye…
There are so many fantastic adventures in Belize to choose from, especially in Placencia, where I live.
You can fill your days with Mayan ruins, river tubing, zip lining over jungle treetops, howler monkey tours and so much more.
I spend a week showing him as much of Belize as possible and finally realized we all needed a break.
We needed island time and in Placencia that means Ranguana Caye.
Although there are other islands to visit, Ranguana Caye is very casual, and not your average tourist trap. Its theme is to do as much or as little as you want, but have a fantastic worry-free day, whatever.
The boat trip leaves from Robert’s Grove Marina, or they can pick you up in Placencia at Bubba Wuba’s if you prefer. The advantage of leaving from Bubba’s is they are open for breakfast, although depending on the seas, that may not be advisable if you know what I mean.
You can feel the excitement on board as you arrive at this tiny island in the middle of open water, and cruise into the dock.
The crew helps you onto the island, and it’s fun watching everyone take off their shoes and sandals. With nothing but sandy beaches, it’s all barefoot on Ranguana Caye.
They also take out groups for an hour-long snorkel trip around the island. Ranguana Caye sits on the second largest barrier reef in the world and you’ll see manta rays, permit, grouper and a host of other species.
One reason I love Ranguana Caye is that it has an excellent population of Bonefish, a fly-fisherman’s dream.
Don’t worry if fly-fishing isn’t your thing. You can also spin cast for bones. Bring your gear, and the island guys will net you some bait, and away you go.
If you ever have the opportunity of visiting Placencia, you owe it to yourself to contact Ranguana Caye Tours. They offer a fantastic island experience in paradise.