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Adventures from Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek
Adventures

Belize Adventures That Free The Soul

Find your own adventure at It'zana, the perfect outpost for outdoor activities in Belize. Enjoy exhilarating Belizean excursions, from spotting jaguars in the wild to sailing and snorkeling on the Caribbean Sea.

Hike through a wildlife sanctuary at night, dive in the barrier reef, and zipline through the treetops. Explore the lush jungle and ancient Mayan sites. Indulge in a sunset cruise on scenic Placencia Lagoon or tour Belize's cacao farms. Explore the culture and adventures of Belize.

Sail & Snorkel with Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Sailing & Snorkeling

Sailing takes me away

Climb aboard a 40-foot catamaran and set sail on the crystal-clear waters of Belize's Southern Marine Reserve. Discover your adventurous side as the anchor is dropped and you snorkel among shoals of colorful fish and swim with barracuda, rays, and turtles. You can stay on the boat and admire the vibrant underwater life of the second largest barrier reef in the world.
Night Hike Through the Wildlife Sanctuary at Itz’ana Resort and Residences in Placencia, Stann Creek

Wildlife Sanctuary Night Hike

After the sun goes down.

Traverse pristine wetlands on your drive to the Southern Highway. On most nights, the air is clear enough to see the majestic silhouette of Victoria Peak (3,675 feet) and the distant Maya Mountains. Explore the Maya Center and the entrance to the world's only jaguar reserve, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.
Dive the Barrier Reef Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Dive the Barrier Reef

Witness another world.

Explore Belize's Grand Channel with a trip to the Belize Barrier Reef, only 14 miles offshore. After a 40-minute boat ride to your dive site, you will see a wide variety of sea life, including sea turtles, moray eels, barracuda, king mackerel, eagle rays, stingrays, manta rays, and, at times, hammerhead sharks, jewfish, and dolphins. This diver's playground gives you front-row access to the most exotic sea life you can imagine.
Rappel & Zipline Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Rappel & Zipline

From high up in the treetops.

Start your morning with an invigorating hike to the top of Antelope Falls, and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea. Then start your way down on foot before rappelling 300 to 500 feet to the base. After the first zip, you'll savor a delicious, traditional Belizean meal. Then you'll zip down again for a mile and a half, on the longest zipline in Belize.
Bocawina National Park Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Bocawina National Park

Adventure seekers, seek no further

Enjoy amazing adventures in Belize at Bocawina National Park, where you go ziplining and waterfall rappelling. The park offers 7,100 acres of lush jungle, diverse wildlife, and ancient Maya sites. Your visit to the park, which will be customized to suit your adventure level, might include flying through the rainforest canopy on the country's longest zipline, tracking jaguar and puma on a night hike, or rappelling 250 feet down the face of a rushing waterfall—no big deal.
Monkey River Tour Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Monkey River Tour

Home of the howlers

Venture far beyond the mangroves on a 15-mile boat trip to the mouth of Monkey River, home to birds, crocodiles, iguanas, and, of course, elusive howler monkeys. After a relaxing ride down the river spotting wildlife, your local guide will lead you through the rainforest, where you'll hear the signature howl of the river's namesake. If you think you've never heard a howler monkey before, think again—their distinctly Jurassic calls were used to create the vicious roars of a certain movie franchise.
Deep-Sea Fishing Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Deep-Sea Fishing

The deeper the water, the sweeter the catch.

Venture out beyond the barrier reef on a chartered boat, as you chase big fish and live big dreams on a deep-sea adventure. Our experienced guides will take you trolling in open water along the reef, as well as seek out the perfect drop-line spots for you to hook your catch. You’ll spend the morning baiting and battling marlin, tuna, and barracuda, and the afternoon snorkeling amongst turtles. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a whale shark.
Fly-Fishing Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Fly-Fishing

Get hooked on the fly.

Whether you're a novice angler or a seasoned caster, the abundant bonefish, snook, tarpon, and permit of Placencia provide some of the most renowned saltwater fly-fishing in the world. Join our expert guides, who have fly-fished the area for generations, for a day adrift on serene flats, rivers, and lagoons.
Horseback Riding Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Horseback Riding

Jungle by horseback

Explore Belize's jungle terrain on horseback, as our experienced guides take you along trails once traveled by the ancient Maya. An adventure tailored to experienced and novice riders alike, our horseback tour will let you see and experience the Belizean landscape from a unique and beautiful perspective.
Manatee Watch Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Manatee Watch

Sea-cowabunga

A wonder-filled adventure for kids and grown-ups alike, manatee watching is the perfect way to spend the day. Cruise the Placencia Lagoon for our big friends, who graze on the grasses below the water's surface. Get up close with these gentle giants when they surface for air.
Sunset Cruise Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Sunset Cruise

Sunsets are meant for sailing.

Belize's sunsets are even more spectacular when viewed as you cruise the calm waters of the Placencia Lagoon. Watch the sky transform before your eyes, with the Maya Mountains in the distance. While undeniably romantic, sunset is also an ideal time for watching wildlife, which comes alive during this magical hour. Don't be surprised if dolphins, turtles, and birds accompany you as you bid adieu to the day.
River Tubing

River Tubing

Adventurous relaxation

Settle into your own inflated tube and enjoy a meandering but thrilling float down the lazy and lush rivers of Belize. Sit back and relax as the crisp, cool water carries you effortlessly through dense jungle landscapes.
Private Island Exploration Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Private Island Exploration

Your own island. Or two. Or three.

Spend the day aboard a private charter as you hop between the intimate and exclusive cayes, or small islands, in the seas surrounding Placencia. Each destination more special than the next, you'll feel like a lucky castaway as your captain delivers you from one gorgeous, remote beach to another. After a day of sun, snorkeling, and seclusion, you'll make your way back to Itz'ana—that is, if you can resist the urge to shipwreck and never return.
Yoga Class Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Yoga Class

Find your inner peace at Itz'ana where you can embrace the sound of the Caribbean Sea and live the rhythm of nature that surrounds the resort. We've partnered with Stephanie Hitchcock, founder of Eucalipto Yoga Studio, to offer yoga classes on our outdoor deck to energize and activate the body through movement.

Chocolate Workshop Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Chocolate Workshop

Itz'ana has created a workshop for chocolate lovers who have travelled to the source of the Mayan world of cacao. We offer a short, sensory experience where you will learn, create and sample one of history's finest foods that were produced over 1000 years ago and still continue to be a global resource to the finest connoisseurs.
Cook Your Catch Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Cook Your Catch

Hook it and cook it!

Departing from our marina, this escapade epitomizes adventure! Sail through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, passing picture-perfect islands. Your voyage then pauses as you catch little sprats for bait. After practicing the technique of throwing a cast net, you'll continue to the captain's favorite fishing spot. There, you'll test your luck, perhaps bringing in the "big one" of the day. Then you'll head to Limilia, where our chefs will transform your catch into the perfect bite.
Explore a Maya Cacao Farm

Explore a Maya Cacao Farm

Make your own chocolate.

Some of the world’s finest chocolate originates in Belize; in fact, the ancient Maya invented it. Sweeten your day with a guided tour of one of South Belize’s cacao farms. Learn about the growing, harvesting, and curing of cacao beans, as you’re led step by step through the production process for chocolate. Upon completion of your cacao crash course, you’ll handcraft your own delectable chocolate confection.
Bird-Watching Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Bird-Watching

Free as a birder.

One of the most biodiverse locations in the world, Belize is a continuous corridor for bird migration between North and South Americas. Belize offers exceptional bird-watching with over 600 species recorded. Whether you're a seasoned Audubon aficionado or a newly minted birder, the recreational observation of birds in Belize is an exciting experience. Spend the day with professional spotters as you seek out our country's wealth of birds.
Laughing Bird Caye

Laughing Bird Caye

Tiny atoll, big adventure.

Just 11 miles off the coast of Placencia, this little national park packs a lot of paradise in, boasting a vast and diverse array of wildlife. A former breeding ground for the laughing gull (its namesake), this long, narrow island is yours to spend the day exploring. We recommend alternating between lazing under the shade of the palm trees and snorkeling with the abundant fish, coral, and turtles just off the beach.
Lubaantun Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Lubaantun

Where history meets mystery.

While its modern name, Lubaantun, means "place of the fallen stones," no one knows its ancient Mayan name. And that is just the first of the mysteries surrounding this archaeological site. Immerse yourself in speculation of the unknown as your guide takes you through this unique and complex former city, whose most unusual feature is the complete absence of any carved stone monuments.
Nim Li Punit Itz’ana Resort and Residences Placencia Stann Creek

Nim Li Punit

Beauty in ruins

Nim Li Punit, or "Big Hat," is a small but spectacular Maya archaeological site named for the large headdress on a ruler found carved into one of its stone monuments, or stelae. Explore the three plazas and incredibly well-preserved ball court on a guided tour taking you back 1,200 years to the Late Classic Period, when the city of Nim Li Punit flourished.