Located in the Caribbean Coast of Stann Creek District, Placencia is one of the most popular travel destination in Belize. Below are six interesting facts about Placencia.
1.) In the 17th Century, Placencia was settled by the English Puritans who were originally from Nova Scotia and latterly from the island of Providencia. This settlement died out during the Central American wars of independence in the 1820s.
2.) Placencia is a former fishing village but now offers some amazing tourist amusement such as kayaking, snorkeling, diving, saltwater fly fishing, and whale shark watching during the full moons between April and July of each year.
3) The closest village to Placencia is Seine Bight, a historic Garifuna settlement.
4.) The population of Placencia is 750 people.
5.) The eastern side of the Placencia Peninsula is a long expanse of white sand beach and the western side is bounded by a long narrow north-south trending bay of the Caribbean Sea.
6.) Placencia has 16 miles of natural sandy beach, a virgin mangrove-fringed lagoon, a wonderland of coral-studded cayes, nearby jungle rivers and pristine rainforest.