Placencia Belize location in Belize.
Perched at the southern tip of a long, narrow, sandy peninsula, Placencia Belize has long enjoyed a reputation as ‘the caye you can drive to.’ This is truer today than ever since the 27-mile road from the Southern Hwy is no longer spine-crushing, having now been fully paved. Placencia’s airport is about 1 mile north of the village; 6 miles beyond that is the Maya Beach, Stann Creek District.
What to Expect in Placencia Belize
How you wind up feeling about Placencia Belize really depends on what you’re looking for. If it’s laid-back ambiance, varied accommodations include Casa Palma Apartments Rental and some of the best restaurants. Placencia’s airport is about 1 mile north of the village; 6 miles beyond that is the Maya Beach. Between the village and the airport lies an increasing number of accommodations, including some of the swankiest in Belize and a growing number of luxury housing units. Placencia village itself has a couple fun beach bar like: Typsy Tuna and Barefoor Beach Bar to name a few. Many wonderful restaurants are scratched all over the peninsula- not just in Placencia Village: Wendy’s Restaurant with local and International cuisine to La Dulce Vida, if you feel like eating Italian in the tropics.
High season in Placencia Belize begins the week before Christmas and lasts until late April. During the full moons of May and June the town hops as whale sharks come to spawn in the nearby waters. Bargain hunters should be able to get discounted rates when the mercury rises.
Things to do in Placencia Belize
In many ways, Placencia Belize presents a microcosm of the best Belize has to offer. Over twelve miles of untrammeled golden beaches, look out onto scores of enchanting cayes (Coral Atolls), the barrier reef and beyond that the pristine atolls, Fly Fishing in Placencia, Belize. It’s an ideal base for amazing diving and snorkeling – with an occasional whale shark, as well as world class fly fishing and trolling. Monkey River tour is one of the best tours to do when in the area, as you get a little bit of marine and mainland experience from a boat as you travel to Monkey River Town, then up river for an enchanted eco tour. However, marine attractions are only half of the activities.
Popular Island Destination
Laughing Bird Caye and Silk Cayes are among the best places for snorkeling and scuba diving in Placencia. The Silk Cayes are known for the turtles which can be seen frequently around the island, sitting on the worlds second largest barrier reef. Laughing Bird Caye is named after the birds that nest on the island. This caye has always been a favorite for locals and is now a popular place for tourist to visit. These islands are easy to access from Placencia Village.
Across the Placencia Lagoon via a perfectly paved road lies all the wonders of the southern and western mainland: the majestic Maya Mountains, cascading waterfalls, rushing rivers and the inspiring cities of the ancient Maya. Deep in the Maya Mountains is the world first and oldest Jaguar Preserve, the preserve makes for and exciting day outdoors with much to do. Other activities includes: Zip Lining, Cave Tubing, Horseback Riding and many more mainland activities and adventures. Some visitors even manage to experience both surf and turf in the same day during their time in Placencia Belize.
Getting to Placencia from Belize City
There are daily flights from the Belize International Airport near Belize City to Placencia via Tropic Air or Mayan Island Air. Casa Palma offers pick up and drop off to the Placencia Airport north of beautiful property. Buses are also an option for the extremely adventurous travelers, but not recommended. There are many companies that offer private and Shared shuttle from Belize City or San Ignacio to the village. They sometime have the option of making a stop before you arrive at your destination. Shuttles To Placencia from Belize City is the most requested route, Casa Palma highly recommends booking a shuttle if you are arriving early in Belize.
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