Welcome to Placencia Village, Belize in Central America. Tranquil Lifestyle, Friendly Community. Fun Tours and Adventures, Great Hospitality, Accommodation, Food and Entertainment.


Placencia is a gorgeous peninsula located in southern Belize with 16 miles of sandy beaches. The Caribbean Sea and Belize Barrier Reef are to the east and the Placencia lagoon lies to the west overlooking the Maya Mountains on the mainland.


Placencia is essentially divided into two parts: south of the airstrip and north of the airstrip. The entire peninsula can be easily navigated on a golf cart or beach cruiser bike. The busy part of Placencia lies in the south where visitors can find a greater concentration of coffee shops, restaurants, internet cafes, the harbor, guest houses, taxis and bus stations, and banks.

Things to do in Placencia, Belize

Placencia Belize offers a great variety of activities that combine the best of its highland and its coast. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to five species of wildcats. The reserve contains spectacular waterfalls, nature trails for bird watching and camping grounds.


For adventures in the sea, you can explore the Reef by snorkeling, swimming or diving with Rays, Nurse Sharks, Whale Sharks, Turtles, and Beautiful Fishes. Join a day cruise and island hop to explore small islands, and simply enjoy paradise.


Placencia Tour Guide Cooperative

The village is well-known for Fly fishing. Many anglers come to Belize every year to achieve their Grand Slam. Take a cruise up the Monkey River and look out for manatees, dolphins, crocodiles, howler monkeys, and other wild animals along the river bank. You can also visit Mayan Ruins and Sacred Caves on your inland adventures.


Mayan ruins near Placencia include Nim li Punit and Lubaantun in the Toledo District. Xunatunich and Cahal Pech Mayan Ruins in the Cayo district are the top choice among travelers when vacationing on the Peninsula.

Getting to Placencia

Placencia Belize is sometimes referred to as “the only Island you can actually drive to”. It is located in the Stann Creek District in South Eastern Belize. Placencia is approximately 160 miles from Belize City and 33 miles south of Dangriga (the capital of Stann Creek District).

When traveling by car, you exit the airport onto the Northern Highway, Belize City will be to your right. You could go there and get on the Western Highway for the trip to Belmopan, where you turn south to Placencia. However, the easiest way is by a plane which takes approximately 30 minutes.


You can book local flights from anywhere in Belize City to Placencia. A shuttle service is superb if you would like to travel to Placencia and see the sites. You can choose a private or shared shuttle, depending on your budget. When traveling on the bus, one can get a cheap shuttle transfer to the City, and catch a bus going to southern Belize.