We have a good hiking spot just 45 minutes away from here in Placencia called Cockscomb National Jaguar Reserve, which is a 120,000-acre natural park in the jungle in the mountains of Belize. You can drive there and then take a hiking trail.
Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve is the only official jaguar reserve in the world. It is a protected area for jaguars. Of course there are jaguars there, but jaguars are nocturnal so you do not get to see them during the day. You will see their tracks during the da,y but you will not see the animal. I have not heard of anybody getting attacked by a jaguar. They are more afraid of us than we are afraid of them.
There are a couple of hiking peaks where you can get a good view of the Caribbean. We also have the tallest mountain in Belize right there in Cockscomb called Victoria Peak. It is a 4-day hike in and out if you want to climb up to the top. Within two hours from Placencia, you can hike and see certain types of birds and different types of animals.
In terms of camping, there are no camping sites in Placencia. They closed a few years ago because they had been taken over by the government. However, there are people who have vacant lots on the peninsula and who will let you camp there. You just have to ask them.
There are a lot of other places to go camping even outside of Placencia, but we do not have campsites like the KOA Campgrounds.