The coastal village of Placencia, located in the South of Belize, is a destination to consider for your marine adventures.
This sandy peninsula, with a laid back ambiance, makes for the perfect base for marine excursions. You can check into one of the many beachfront properties like Turtle Inn or Umaya Resort and spend your days exploring the vibrant life of the Belize Barrier Reef. There are pristine offshore islands and cayes not too far from the coastline making for an incredible day out. Laughing Bird Caye and the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, are the two most popular inner reef hotspots for diving and snorkeling to be considered when down South.
Among the most popular destinations to visit in Belize, is Placencia. It is arguably home of the best coastal beach in the country and known for it’s laid back village vibe. The village is so quaint and unique; it has been featured in many travel publications. Most recently, it boasts a colorful article in Conde Nast’s 2019 Gold List issue. Writer, Horatio Clare, calls the famous peninsula a low key attraction to “beachcombing” wanderers. Indeed, the 16 miles of brown sugar beach makes you feel like you walked on the set of a Sofia Coppola film. However, the best thing about Placencia is the people. Like the rest of the country, the locals are of different ethnic backgrounds. An interesting mix of born and raised Belizeans and tourists turned residents makes the characters you’ll meet all the more memorable.
Three distinct neighborhoods make up this long tropical slice of land, each offering its blend of ethnicity and lifestyles.