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Placencia
Once a sleepy fishing village, Placencia has emerged as an increasingly popular eco-destination on the Caribbean. For those who enjoy outdoor adventure, the Stann Creek region offers a host of activities: hiking through mountainous rain forests, kayaking, deep sea fishing, diving and exploring Mayan ruins. The peninsula boasts 16 miles of tranquil beaches, with a lagoon to the west and the Caribbean to the east and lots of peace and quiet in the middle. Tour guides and dive centers offer a variety of excursions, with boat rides to the outer cayes an ongoing favorite. Also popular are guided land tours to Mayan Ruins or trekking the jungle trails of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, where the first Jaguar Reserve... more Once a sleepy fishing village, Placencia has emerged as an increasingly popular eco-destination on the Caribbean. For those who enjoy outdoor adventure, the Stann Creek region offers a host of activities: hiking through mountainous rain forests, kayaking, deep sea fishing, diving and exploring Mayan ruins. The peninsula boasts 16 miles of tranquil beaches, with a lagoon to the west and the Caribbean to the east and lots of peace and quiet in the middle. Tour guides and dive centers offer a variety of excursions, with boat rides to the outer cayes an ongoing favorite. Also popular are guided land tours to Mayan Ruins or trekking the jungle trails of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, where the first Jaguar Reserve in the world was established. less

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Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours
Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours
Owner description: Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours are set on Sagitun Farm, just minutes away from resorts on the Placencia Peninsula and a quick drive from Dangriga and Hopkins. We are Belize’s... more Owner description: Bunches of Fun Banana Farm Tours are set on Sagitun Farm, just minutes away from resorts on the Placencia Peninsula and a quick drive from Dangriga and Hopkins. We are Belize’s exclusive banana farm tour. Tours run on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday when banana harvest is taking place. Tour times are 8 am, 10 am, and 2 pm. Bookings are essential. less
Attraction type: Farms
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Attraction type: Islands; National Parks
Pumpkin Caye
Pumpkin Caye
Attraction type: Islands
Lola's Art Gallery
Lola's Art Gallery
Attraction type: Art Galleries

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Outback Trails
Outback Trails(Kendal)
Owner description: We have several different Jungle Trails to suit the varied riding skills we all have naturally. Allow your mount to take you through our trails, over mountains and splash through... more Owner description: We have several different Jungle Trails to suit the varied riding skills we all have naturally. Allow your mount to take you through our trails, over mountains and splash through bubbling streams. Seek out the adventure and the thrill of discovering what lies hidden around the next bend. Make a bond with your new four-legged friend under the guidance of our experienced wranglers - Kender, Jose and Florentino. less
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Tutti Frutti
Tutti Frutti
Ranked #1 of 61 Restaurants in Placencia
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night, Dessert
Brewed Awakenings
Brewed Awakenings
Ranked #2 of 61 Restaurants in Placencia
Price:
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
Mojo Lounge & Bartique
Mojo Lounge & Bartique
Ranked #3 of 61 Restaurants in Placencia
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Ranked #4 of 61 Restaurants in Placencia
Price: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Contemporary, Bistro
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Tiger Beach Club
Tiger Beach Club
Ranked #5 of 61 Restaurants in Placencia
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Caribbean
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Casa Placencia Belize
Casa Placencia Belize
$50 - $150
Ranked #4 of 25 Placencia B&B and Inns
Sea Glass Inn
Sea Glass Inn
$40
Ranked #5 of 25 Placencia B&B and Inns
One World Rentals
One World Rentals
$74 - $109
Ranked #7 of 25 Placencia B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia
Caribbean Beach Cabanas of Placencia
$117 - $162
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Los Porticos Villas
Los Porticos Villas
$99 - $379
Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach Hotel
$82 - $129
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Chabil Mar
4.0 of 5
Chabil Mar
$325 - $458
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
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Belize Ocean Club
4.0 of 5
Belize Ocean Club
$215 - $552
Ranked #5 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
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Turtle Inn
4.5 of 5
Turtle Inn
$88 - $2,172
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Placencia
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