Placencia Belize

Placencia Belize is a highly recommended destination among travelers who love marine life and beautiful beaches. Placencia Shuttle service offers transfer services to 4 other major destinations of which, Belize City to Placencia is the most requested.

Placencia, once a small, sleepy fishing village is now transformed into Belize’s most spectacular beach adventure destination. Go Snorkeling or diving and explore the most breathtaking underwater sea world unparalleled on several continents. The Peninsula is less like Ambergris Caye and is great for touring both the inland and the coast of our country.

The eastern side of Placencia Peninsula is a long expanse of white sandy beach and heavy mangrove in some areas, where some even say manatees are normally spotted, and the western side is bounded by a long narrow north-south trending bay of the Caribbean Sea. A significant settlement on the peninsula is the Garifuna village of Seine Bight.

Placencia is served by Placencia Airport for flights, buses, and shuttle transfers.


How to get to Placencia?

There are 3 different ways to Placencia: Shuttle, Bus and a local flight. Flying is the fastest way to get to Placencia. The Flight is only 45 minutes long, in 12 seater planes. There are 2 local companies that flies to Placencia Village, Tropic air and Maya Island Air. When taking the bus, the local busline leaves Placencia 3 times per day. There are 2 types of Bus services in Belize, express and regular. 

The Express bus does not stop along the highway, only in Major Towns. The Regular buses in Belize stop at every community along the highway, to help commute people to different locations. Shuttle would be the best way to get to Placencia. Shuttling allows travelers from anywhere in the Belize Region to get to Placencia within  3 to 4 hours.

Placencia Shuttles would be the best choice for traveling to Placencia. Our Drivers are patient, friendly, and knowledgeable about the highways in Belize. Our drivers are willing to do complimentary stops along the way at places such as The Inland Blue Hole and a quick stop for homemade Mennonite Ice Cream. Our most commonly requested shuttle is from Belize City to Placencia.

What to expect inland Belize

Inland, a vast network of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries offer a safe haven for wildlife, which ranges from the mystical and powerful Jaguar to the national animal of Belize, Baird’s tapir. Bird watchers aim their binoculars at some 570 species, which roost along the rivers and lagoons and in the broadleaf forest. 

Keen-eyed visitors can easily spot both spider monkeys and howler monkeys, peccaries, coatimundis, gibnuts, American and Morelot’s crocodiles, green iguanas and countless species of birds – including the showy rainbow-billed toucan, the national bird of Belize.

Booking a transfer with Placencia Shuttle allows you to access a few easygoing attractions: cave tubing, zip-lining, Ruins, or even a stop at the Zoo or the Inland Blue. Just drink in nature’s sights and sounds from a more relaxing point of view. Our Placencia Shuttle Service will happily take you where your heart desires.

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Offshore Placencia

Offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with hundreds of Cayes, hosts rich marine life. This fascinating underwater world is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful attractions in Belize. The Peninsula boasts some of the best beaches in Central America. Snorkelers swim through translucent seas, gazing at a kaleidoscope of coral, fish, and turtles. Two amazing marine reserves await you on a tour, laughing bird Caye National Park and the Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. You will find many tour operators offering tours to many of these fantastic locations. This is also part of the reason many tourists book shuttles to or from Placencia from other destinations like San Ignacio.

Accommodations in Placencia

The Placencia Peninsula offers a diverse range of accommodation choices. Select from various options such as rooms with shared baths, beachfront cabanas featuring kitchenettes, air-conditioned apartments, hotels, and luxurious villas.

While swimming pools are not a common feature on the Peninsula, some upscale hotels and resorts that do provide this amenity include Naia Resort and Spa, Robert’s Grove, Laru Beya Resort, Turtle Inn, Chabil Mar Villas, Miramar Apartments, and Belize Ocean Club.

For those seeking budget-friendly accommodations, options like Trade Winds, Seaspray Hotel, Lydia’s Guesthouse, Sailfish Resort, and Ranguana Lodge are available.

For an authentic experience of Placencia, Village Inn still maintains its original charm and comes highly recommended for a pleasant stay.

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Places to eat in Placencia

Placencia is renowned for its sandy beaches, vibrant nightlife, and delectable cuisine, making it a must-visit destination.

Among the notable establishments, DeTatch stands out as a popular beachfront restaurant with a charming thatched-roof ambiance. It specializes in serving a delightful mix of Caribbean, Belizean, and North American cuisine.

For those seeking a cozy lounge atmosphere and impressive cocktails, Mojo Lounge & Boutique is a go-to spot.

If you’re a coffee enthusiast, Above Grounds is the place to be, offering exceptional coffee drinks and delectable bagels. All their coffee is sourced directly from Guatemalan organic farmers, ensuring a rich and authentic experience.

To make the most of your visit to Placencia, consider utilizing Placencia Shuttle Service for a convenient and comfortable journey. Enjoy the stunning attractions and culinary delights that Placencia has to offer, with the added ease and reliability of transportation provided by the shuttle