With sixteen miles of white sand and glistening blue waters, Placencia is one of Belize's most picturesque and alluring destinations. The fabulous accommodations, tiny villages, each with its own unique flavor, and the vast selection of activities make this slithering peninsula an awesome seaside destination. It also makes a convenient base of operations with fabulous diving and fishing, spectacular nature preserves, and fascinating Mayan archeological sites all only a short day trip away. Of course, you will need to tear yourself away from the surf and the sand, but that's the kind of difficult decision visitors have to make in Placencia.
In addition to the splendid beaches, the ocean side of Placencia is also blessed with numerous coral sand cays that are satellites of the nearby Belize Barrier Reef, and the waters here are densely populated with unimaginable varieties of sea life, including a massive population of whale sharks that are known for full moon performances from February -May. On the bayside, as a result of by the protection provided by the peninsula, mangrove-lined shore support countless species of birds and butterflies, while the still waters serve as a magnet for dolphin, rays, crocodiles, and manatees. Kayak, canoe, hike, dive, snorkel, fish, explore Mayan ruins, or just hit the hammock. Luxury accommodations, spa services, and great dining, Placencia Beach has it all, and our flexible itineraries can help you make it part of a great multi-destination Belizean adventure.