You Are Going to Love Placencia

Offering a glimpse into Belize's Mayan roots, Placencia attracts curious travelers from all over the world. And it's easy to see why: its native charm, along with the chance to relax on its beautiful beaches and its offerings for adventurous nature activities make it the perfect spot for both vacationers and explorers alike!

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Where is Placencia?

Placencia is a small peninsula measuring about 1 mile across and 16 miles north and south attached to the southeastern corner of Stann Creek District in southeastern Belize. Due to its unique geography, the Placencia Peninsula offers visitors two very different terrains. On the landward side, the peninsula is bordered by the mangrove-lined Placencia Lagoon, known for its rich abundance of fishing opportunities. The seaward side fronts the Caribbean and offers spectacular vistas and easy access to the nearby Belize Barrier Reef. The beaches of Placencia Peninsula are renowned for their pristine beauty.

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Getting Around Placencia

Grab a bike, golf cart, or scooter and head to the end of Placencia Road, where the pier is. You can park there and take the “sidewalk” through town. There are tons of restaurants and shops to pop in. The “sidewalk” is renowned as being the narrowest main street in the world and is noted in the Guinness World Book of Records. There is also a beach at the point where you can enjoy sand, sun, the incredible view!