What Makes Placencia So Dreamy, according to a local

by Gisselle Hernandez

This little coastal town in southern Belize is blooming in travelers’ itineraries for an impressive list of reasons, but it eventually boils down to one lovable trait: Placencia’s all-encompassing blissful ambiance. There is a certain air in Placencia you wouldn’t get anywhere else. Just ask any local and we’ll tell you! Even us Belizeans know a heavenly idyll when we see it. Being on the peninsula transforms this town into a one-of-a-kind destination. Folks from all over the country drive to Placencia with dreams of relaxation and fun. Well right here, you’ll definitely see those come true! Discover why Belizeans choose to vacation in their own country and fall in love with Placencia’s alluring vibes. 


Plenty blissful offerings

We’re not kidding when we say Placencia has a little bit of everything. From being greeted by the friendly faces of the Mestizo culture, to engaging with the playful personalities of the Garifuna people, you’ll quickly become friends with many locals. Belize has a knack for greeting travelers with a warm and open reception and its people are no different. We’re always happy to meet new faces from all over the globe and share what makes Belize so captivating. A Maya man might share a memory he has held close to his heart for decades, and the Creole woman will be happy to teach you her family’s recipe for the well-known Belizean rice and beans. Paired with a calm atmosphere and soothing breeze, exploring Placencia is perfect food for the soul.




Dine poolside at Naia’s Beach Bar and Grill. Image courtesy property.

And where should one stay at a place like this? The peninsula may have many options to pick from, but we suggest a place just as wonderful as the town it inhabits. With a beach view on one side, and a lagoon on the other, a spot like Naia Resort embraces all of Placencia’s gifts wholeheartedly. When you’re looking for a spot that has everything, this is the place to be. Awarded Trip Advisor’s ‘2022 Best of the Best,’ Naia Resort has easy access to the beach, a lush jungle, and an interesting bike ride into the town. You’ll never run out of activities to do, whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or as a family. 

Placencia Adventures

Snorkeling and diving off Placencia’s coast is a must-do on your list, and always amazes the naked eye, whether you’re a local or a traveler. This activity is as educational as it is breathtaking and is enjoyed by groups of all kinds! If you’re seeking wildlife on terra firma, venture in the Cocoplum property that Naia resides in and keep an eye out for Headed Trogons, Tropical Kingbirds, and Little Blue Herons. With the trees blowing in the wind and the birds calling your name, Placencia is made for those with wanderlust. 

Planning your vacation to be in Placencia ensures a time filled with blissful relaxation, exhilarating adventures, and meaningful conversations. If you’re guided on an experience by Naia, you can accomplish all three in just a morning. Indulge in an all-inclusive package and we’re sure you’ll never want to leave.  In this one town, you’ll learn so much about our special Belize. 

All images courtesy Naia 

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