Placencia Peninsula

placencia lagoon

Placencia is a lovely sea-coast village in southern Belize. It is home to 16 miles of the best beaches in the country. The Caribbean Sea is to the East and the Placencia lagoon lies to the West towards the Maya Mountains. Located on the tip of a long, narrow Peninsula, the village has long enjoyed a reputation as “The Caye you can drive to”. Placencia is 27 miles off the Southern Highway, with fully paved road and incredible scenery. This once sleepy village is now a popular coastal destination in Belize. However, Placencia is still relatively untouched and retains an air of a place where people live, rather than a place where people visit.

Placencia Village

Everyone seems to know each other. The main “street”, a 4,071 foot long by 4 foot wide footpath recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the narrowest main street in the world, is always alive with friendly people and laughter. Scattered along Placencia’s sidewalk overlooking Belize’s Caribbean Sea is a variety of affordable, comfortable, casual bars and restaurants that are usually slow during the day but comes alive when the sun goes down. Clothing is emphatically informal, “no shirt, no shoes no worries”. If you’re looking for a peaceful Placencia experience, the resorts scattered along the peninsula are usually quiet and often have their own beach front amenities.

placencia beach

Sailing and Activities

When you’ve had enough relaxation, there’s plenty to do along the Placencia Peninsula and in the sea. Just offshore are cayes or small islands, dotting Belize’s Barrier Reef, the second largest reef in the world. Experience uncrowded diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking and island exploration trips.

Join Nautical Adventure Tours in Placencia for a fun filled day on the water. Enjoy a day cruise to small exotic islands, studded with beautiful palm trees and powdery white beaches. The mangrove systems on these cayes attract an abundance of marine life especially for spawning. You can expect to see all kinds of tropical fish, star fish, sea cucumbers and beautiful coral. Dive, Snorkel, swim and relax in tropical paradise. Tropical fishes, turtles, coral gardens, beautiful islands and sandy beaches awaits you. In addition, sail the beautiful Placencia lagoon with mountainous back drop. Round sunset point for the perfect sunset, flat, calm, peaceful water.
Nautical Adventure invites you to join their day cruises for a safe, fun filled and memorable visit to some of the most spectacular places Belize has to offer.