Welcome to Placencia, Belize
Placencia Village is an easygoing beach town located on the most southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula, Belize. You can get around Placencia on foot, Beach cruisers and golf carts are also popular, and are available to rent from a variety of shops in town. You can easily organize a wide range of activities in Placencia, including snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, deep-sea and fly fishing, and paddleboarding. Here are some popular marine reserve near Placencia; Gladden Spit and Silk Caye and Laughing Bird Caye National Park.
The Main Street in Placencia Village is just a sidewalk! The Guinness Book of World Records” recognizes it as the narrowest main street in the world, the population of Placencia Belize is 2,000.
Getting to Placencia from Belize City Airport
Depending on where you are coming from, there are several options for how to get to Placencia. Travel time can range from 30 minutes to five hours depending on your mode of travel. Most people travel by land or air, If you’re coming in from Belize City via ground transfer, the route is 170 miles.
All international flights land at the Philip Goldson airport in Belize City, but you can fly to Placencia on either of Belize’s two domestic air carriers (Tropic Air and Maya Island Air) from Belize City or any other airstrip in Belize. From Belize City, there are at least five daily flights that begin in the early morning and continue through the early evening.
If you want the most safest, scenic, comfortable journey from Belize City to Placencia Village or Maya Beach, Julian Transfer can help book a shuttle from Belize International Airport to Placencia Peninsula. Leaving directly from Belize City International Airport or Belize Water Taxi, Julian Shuttles offers private transfer to Placencia area. The shuttle take approximately three and a half hours, you can also ask your driver to stop off at a restaurant or restroom so you can stretch your legs. It’s well worth riding instead of driving, since the shuttles cut through some of the most diverse and beautiful stretches of wildlife in the country of Belize.
You can consider renting a vehicle from the Belize International Airport or Belize City, the drive is pretty much a straight shot without too many complications. The bulk of the trip will take you down Belmopan via the George Price Highway (Western Highway), a journey that constitutes about 52 miles. From there, you’ll want to hop on the Hummingbird Highway and then into the Southern Highway until you see the well-marked exit for Placencia Village. A left at the Placencia roundabout will take you directly into Placencia Village, and it’s only 24 miles from the exit to the village center. If you drive straight through from Belize City to Placencia, you can expect to spend three and a half hours on the road, but chances are you’ll want to take some breaks for photo opportunities. While a rental car will ultimately cost you more than alternate options, it does give you the freedom to explore the surrounding areas at your leisure.
By Public Transport
This is the most economic route from Belize City to Placencia Peninsula, it has its own advantages and disadvantages. Taking the public bus allows you to rub shoulders with the local populace, but it tends to become crowded, and you can expect the trip to take significantly longer due to the significant number of stops. You’ll also need to switch buses at Dangriga Town to make it all the way to Placencia Village. The daily bus from Belize City to Dangriga takes about three hours bus ride. Three buses run daily from Dangriga to Placencia Village. The first departs at 11:00 am while the second leaves at 2'30 pm and Last one at 5:30 pm, it take about one hour bus ride.
Placencia Village Transfer Testimonials
I literally booked very late and they accommodated me and were so prompt to reply! The driver, Ziggy, was the most gracious and professional driver. He showed us all the local spots and told us alot about Belize during the trip. I highly recommend this service to anyone.
Very reliable and easy to make arrangements with Julian. He provided two trips for us, bringing us in to Hopkins from Placencia, and then taking us to the Belize City airport to conclude our trip. We set times and places for pick-up, and the there was no delay. Also, we got tips on places to go, to eat, and to avoid. We are keeping his card so we can call him whenever we return.
I booked 3 transfers with Julian: to Cockscomb, Bocawina and Belize City. He was exactly on time, also to be picked up back at both parks. Very reliable but also a great friendly guy, who is a guide in Cockscomb too sometimes. It was just great talking to him and he showed me stuff along the way to Belize City. Would recommend him 100%!
Greg, from Julian's Shuttle picked us up at the airport in Belize City and drove us to Placencia. Greg was waiting for us when we arrived and stopped along the way for us to buy food and to use the restroom. He was an informative and careful driver, the van was comfortable, and we arrived at our destination feeling well rested after a long day of travel. Julian had confirmed our reservation by email before we left home which was reassuring. This is the second time we've used Julian's Shuttle Service and are about to make another reservation with him.