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Placencia, Stann Creek District, Belize

Placencia is a village in the southern end of Stann Creek District in Belize. It is situated on the tip of the 16 mile long Placencia peninsula about 40 miles south of Dangriga. The village is one of three along the peninsula with just under 500 permanent residents. The majority are Creoles, descendants of European settlers and African slaves.

Placencia’s beaches are often declared the very best on mainland Belize. The village’s tourism association calls them “Barefoot Perfect”. But that designation fits the rest of the town as well. There are no paved roads in Placencia Village, merely a series of pathways for foot traffic. Main Street is a just a sidewalk! However, a number of luxury resorts have sprung up along the peninsula, adding a little more rush to the Placencia lifestyle.

Activities in Placencia

What to do? Relax like you’ve never relaxed before! Belize is famous for its laid-back attitude, and Placencia is the perfect place to celebrate it. Everything on the peninsula is calm and stress-free, from the breeze in the coconut palms to the waves lazily lapping the shore.

If all that relaxation does seem a little repetitive, never fear. Placencia’s people know how to have fun. Because the second largest barrier reef in the world is just offshore, the snorkeling and diving are phenomenal. The smooth waters are also perfect for other water sports like kayaking, fishing, and sailing. Bike to Seine Bight, or book a river float tour down the nearby Money River. Tour guides also offer trips to offshore cayes and atolls, as well as nearby Mayan ruins.