Placencia is a gorgeous emerald peninsula in southern Belize with 16 miles of sandy beaches. Placencia is now one of the country’s main tourist destinations; especially for those stopping over on their Caribbean cruise in the southern part of the country, and it is also well visited by Belizeans from across the country on local holidays. The peninsula has many restaurants, some of which are set up in the patios of private homes along the path between the beach and the lagoon.
Access: Flight (from Belize international airport :it takes approximately 45min)
Bus (about 5 hours: twice a day)
Most popular places in Placencia
The whale shark is the largest fish in the world, and one of the largest creature of any kind alive today, 3 or 4 days before and after the full and new moons in March to June is the best times to interact them.
You will often hear it said that Placencia Beach is one of the real undiscovered jewels of the Caribbean. This may have been true a few years ago, but it seems that these days the area is becoming very popular. Despite the rise in tourism though it remains a beautiful part of the world and will provide a holiday experience that few will ever forget. The best time to visit is probably from January to May, but tourists can be found there throughout the year.
4,071 feet long and 4 feet wide – according to the Guiness Book of World Records, the narrowest main street in the world!
The Placencia Sidewalk is the heart of Placencia Village, an artery that linked the visitors, residents, businesses and homes of Placencia Village,have annual events such as the Placencia Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival in February and Lobster fest in June.
Restaurants and Bars in Placencia
Located right on Placencia’s beach, DeTatch is hands down the most popular locally owned restaurant on the peninsula.
503-4485 Placencia Village Beach Front, Placencia www.seasprayhotel.com/deTatch/
Wendy’s Restaurant & Bar（Belizean）
Specialize in Seafood, Spanish, Creole and International Cuisine. We are open daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Placencia Road, Placencia
Tutti Frutti（Italian Gelato）
If you’re in Placencia, this place is a Must! The flavors of the gelato are awesome.