Originally a rugged sandy Belizean peninsula, Placencia slowly grew popular for its barefoot beaches among visitors to Belize. Unlike the picturesque Belizean highlands and historic Maya ruins, Placencia is blessed with a laidback setting. With its stunning coastline featuring turquoise waters, a charming lagoon, and the western moorland boasting acres of gorgeous terrains with hilly backdrops, Placencia surely makes a perfect getaway spot for families, adventure seekers and honeymooners alike.
The destination certainly offers endless adventure activity opportunities starting from the beach bike cruising, sailing, underwater diving and reef-watching, and fishing vacations. Visitors can navigate easily in this peninsula from the south airstrip and north of the airstrip on a beach cruiser bike. However, beaches are not the only highlight here; the quaint village setting offers a cozy hideaway spot for those seeking a break from the mundane lifestyle.
Placencia’s proximity to the lush mangrove land makes it another hot-spot for nature enthusiasts. Rainforest hiking, wildlife and bird watching are other activities that you can expect to enjoy if you vacation in Placencia. Aside from the destination’s proximity to reef and rainforest, Placencia’s myriad accommodation choices make it another mecca for holidaymakers. The village’s old-town charm is contradicted by the chain of upscale resorts located here. Within this southern Belizean beach-front destination’s laidback setting, there are many small and large resorts that offer all-inclusive Belize vacation to short-stay lodging choices.
Resort guests can enjoy local activities and deep sea trips and reefing expeditions to the reef site, which offers diving opportunities to explore the underwater treasure, protected snorkeling and swimming options. Catamaran day sailing is another option for resort guests in Placencia. Based on each guest’s requisites and interest, hotels and resorts offer customized private and group sailing tours.
There is something unique about the Laru Beya Beach Resort in Placencia. Once started as a modern beach-front resort, Laru Beya resort gradually became a hideaway-cum-hotel property in the Peninsula. With a refreshing theme, relaxing rooms and idyllic oceanic setting, this Belize beachfront resort now has become a top accommodation choice in this southern Belizean destination.The onsite restaurant offers an elaborate menu featuring a locally-inspired cuisine. Guests staying here will find scrumptious dishes for each course of their meal all through the day. For some late night fun, party and drinks, the restaurant-cum-bar is a perfect spot. Plus, the friendly resort staff and concierge team always come up with a new tour and excursion itinerary with highlights like the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, Actun Tunichil Muknal and jungle hikes so that each guest finds something interesting to explore.