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Placencia Vacations

Perched at the southern tip of a sandy peninsula, this laid-back village is worth every bump on the incoming dirt road. Once a fisherman's hide-out known to few outsiders, Placencia is now a haven for diving, snorkeling and sailing. It's claim to fame, however, is the best set of beaches in Belize.

Region: Belize

Featured Placencia Hotel

Belize Ocean Club Resort and Spa

Belize Ocean Club Resort and Spa

Our 3.5-Star classification designates those properties where guests experience an ideal mix of comfortable accommodations and modern amenities. Most of these hotels feature a variety of services, and offer distinguished style and comfort. Half star indicates that the hotel/resort meets all criteria of the designated rating and exceeds in certain areas.

This tropical chic resort sits on the best beach in Central America, offering gorgeous ocean and mountain views.

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What To Do

In the late 20th century, Placencia became a significant tourism destination. Today, it's rife with companies offering classes and equipment hire for kayaking, canoeing, fishing, diving, snorkeling, and boat trips to see the plentiful wildlife.


Held on the weekend closest to Valentine's Day, Placencia introduced the Sidewalk Art Festival, which features art, crafts and music, with scores of participants from all over Belize.