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Placencia Village 

Best beach destination on southern Belize mainland

Welcome to Placencia, Belize

 Placencia Village is an easygoing beach town located on the most southern tip of Placencia Peninsula in the Stann Creek District, approximately 170 miles from the Belize International Airport (PGIA) by road. 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. 


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 paddle boarding. Popular marine reserve near Placencia are Gladden Spit and Silk Caye and  Laughing Bird Caye National Park.

Here are 5 attractions to visit from Placencia Village, Belize.

1. Mayan Sky Canopy

Mayan Sky Canopy Tours is located 25 miles from Placencia Village, here you can zip-line, horseback ride, river tube or swim at the waterfalls. 


2. Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve 

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is located approximately 38 miles NW from Placencia, Cockscomb offers a great nature life in the rainforest of Belize, from swimming in natural waterfalls pool, hike the nature trails to spot birds and wildlife or hike to the famous Victoria Peak.


3. Maya Temple Sites

There are a range of Maya temples scattered throughout Belize, vacationing in Placencia, you might want to visit and explore Maya temples like Lubantuun and Nimli Punit in the Toledo District or Xunantunich, Cahal Pech and Caracol in the Cayo District, western Belize.

4. Mayan Center Village

Immerse your self into the Mayan world at Mayan Center Village, learn how to make chocolate, cocoa wine and herbal medicine, also you can get to experience the Mayans traditional believes. Mayan Center Village located 30 miles from Placencia Village.


5. Hopkins Village

Hopkins Village is the top cultural destination in Belize, Hopkins Village offers live insight of the Garifuna culture from the tasty Garifuna food to the Garifuna dancing and drumming. Hopkins Village is located 40 miles from Placencia Belize.

Nearby Communities and Attractions: 
  • Placencia Village

  • Belize Barrier Reef

  • Cockscomb Basin

  • Mayflower

  • Dangriga Town 

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