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"The Peninsula" an affectionate nod to Spanish Settlers, is a 16 mile strip of paradise, Belizean's own Key West in the Southern Stann Creek District. 

Hippy settlers from Canada and Europe were the modern day commercialized humans to develop the village giving it a rich organic and natural serenity offering visitors a variety of experiences fulfilling the wish lists of all.  The peninsula is bordered by  mangrove-lined lagoons, making this truly a world class area for sport fishing, water-front residences, beautiful boats and yachts from all over the world, intimate resorts, and unique small business commercial endeavors.  16 miles of clear blue Western Caribbean Sea front with expansive views and direct ocean access to nearby Belize Barrier Reef is what draws sophisticated travelers here.  Spectacular rainbows are commonplace along palm dotted white sands, while the village itself is famous for it's charm and walkability. 

A full on destination experience in and of itself, Placencia's location enables day trips further afield easily and affordably like the Blue Hole, Mayan Kingdoms, Wild Jungle are all day-trippable. 

Placencia at a glance

Attractions & Unique Experiences: Lobster Fest, Mud bath in Caves, Mayan Ruin Gala Dinners, Offshore fishing and lobster/conch diving, phenomenal SCUBA and Snorkel through dozens of Cayes. 

Adventures: Zip Lining, River Tubing, Waterfall Hiking, Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling, Ancient Maya Ruins, Ancient Caves, Scarlet Macaw Watching

Culture and Art: Ancient Mayan Historical Sites, Spice Farms, Chocolate Tours

Perfect for: Groups up to 140 people, incentive trips, social retreats, family fun, singles, sports, spiritual and water people


Captain Jaks Buggy Rental

Captain Jaks Buggy Rental

Get around the village quickly and easily with your own vehicle.

Featured resorts


Sirenian Bay Resort & Spa

From our luxurious accommodations to our beautiful beaches, Sirenian Bay was designed from the ground up with your comfort in mind. Relax in one of our three luxury villas, or choose a comfortably appointed bungalow.  Enjoy the beautiful golden beaches and abundant amenities, with all the adventure of Belize nearby. Restore your soul in the beauty of the Caribbean.  It’s your time…enjoy it on your terms

Distance from BZE Airport: 111 miles | Driving time: 3:17 hrs

Distance from PLJ Airport: 4 miles | Driving time: 0:10 mins

Best for: Adventure , The Beach, Exotic

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Itz'ana Resort & Residences

Itz’ana is the perfect base camp to everything wild and wonderful in Belize. Whether you’re better suited seeking jaguars in the wild or sunshine aboard a sailboat, the adventures await. Itz’ana is situated where reef meets rainforest, and life meets luxury. Our amenities are intended to satisfy your every whim. From sparkling pools and a pampering spa to an organic garden and inspiring adventures, Itz’ana invites you to relax, explore, and repeat.

Distance from BZE Airport: 113 miles | Driving time: 3:21 hrs

Distance from PLJ Airport: 2 miles | Driving time: 0:08 mins

Best for: Adventure , Archeological & History , The Beach

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