Placencia Village - Belize
Placencia Belize is a highly recommended destination among travelers that 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 in several continents. The Peninsula is less like Ambergris Caye and is great for touring both inland and 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 common requested shuttle is, 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.
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 reserve awaits 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 tourist book shuttle to or from Placencia from other destinations like San Ignacio.
About Accommodations in Placencia
Placencia Peninsula has a variety of lodging options. Choose from: rooms with shared baths, cabanas on the beach with a kitchenette, air-conditioned apartments, hotels and luxury villas.
Swimming pools are not common on the Peninsula – luxury hotels and resorts that do have pools include Naia Resort and Spa, Robert's Grove, Laru Beya Resort, Turtle Inn, Chabil Mar Villas, Miramar Apartments and Belize Ocean Club.
Accommodations on a budget includes: Trade Winds, Seaspray Hotel, Lydia's Guesthouse, Sailfish Resort and Ranguana Lodge.
Places to eat in Placencia
Placencia is well known for sandy beaches, fun night life and great food!
DeTatch is a popular thatched-roof, beachfront restaurant that serves Caribbean, Belizean and North American.
Mojo Lounge & Bartique has impressive cocktails and the ultimate cozy lounge vibe.
Above Grounds offers great coffee drinks and bagels. All coffee is Guatemalan organic, sourced directly from the farmers.