Highlights and main attractions of Placencia
Whilst Placencia may not technically be an island, the peninsula is home to sixteen miles of sandy beach, with the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Placencia Lagoon on the other. Here you have the tough choice of relaxing on the beach, heading out into the emerald waters or into the wildlife rich jungle reserves.
This beautiful beach setting is home to three communities: Maya Beach, Seine Bight and Placencia Village, which boasts one of the oldest continually inhabited villages in Belize. This charming place can be easily explored on a beach cruiser bike and the south is where you will find a majority of the coffee shops, bistros and guesthouses. In the north, the Garifuna Village of Seine Bight is less densely populated, with clear cooling waters and a little surf.
For those seeking long sandy beaches, abundant marine life and a feeling of island adventure, Placencia is ideal.