For vacationers dreaming of unspoiled, sun-kissed beaches, spectacular sea views and a laid-back atmosphere where “stress” is not allowed, Placencia is THE location in southern Belize.
Situated on a slender peninsula that curves alongside the southern coast of the country, Placencia’s tagline is “Barefoot Perfect”. The only place on mainland Belize that offers white sand beaches Placencia, on the tip of the peninsula visitors experience the charm of a traditional Creole fishing village with the bonus of numerous village eateries, bars, art galleries and gift shops that welcome visitors.
Further up the peninsula are many full service, up-market hotels, private homes and condominiums with a range of services including spas, marinas and fine dining as well as tours for diving, snorkeling, fishing, archaeological, cultural and rainforest experiences.
Placencia is well known for:
- Its narrow sidewalk featured as the narrowest street in the world in the Guinness Book of World Records
- Annual “Dive with the Whalesharks” between February and May
- Annual June Lobster Festival – savor these crustaceans prepared in every imaginable way while mellowed by steel drum music, inspired by the Sidewalk art show and excited by results of a fishing tournament.
When visiting Placencia you can choose to stay at Laru Beya Resort, just a short walk away from the Garifuna village of Seine Bight and three miles from the restaurant and nightlife filled town of Placencia.