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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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Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Laughing Bird Caye National Park
Attraction type: Islands; National Parks
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ReefCI
ReefCI
Owner description: Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark, the excitement of spearing the invasive lionfish, and the satisfaction in helping the marine environment. ReefCI trips are a unique... more Owner description: Feel the thrill of swimming with a whale shark, the excitement of spearing the invasive lionfish, and the satisfaction in helping the marine environment. ReefCI trips are a unique opportunity to protect the reef ecosystem by directly participating in our ongoing marine conservation projects! Learn to dive or further your dive qualifications; everyone contributes regardless of their experience. Help us monitor coral reef, commercial fish species, swim with a majestic whale shark, and capture the invasive lionfish! ReefCI offers a unique one-of-a-kind marine conservation diving experience; an all-inclusive Monday-Friday diving and marine conservation trip on a small private island surrounded by the Caribbean Sea situated on the Belize Barrier Reef. It is a great place for those wanting to enjoy their holiday/vacation in a natural setting, while diving and making a difference through our hands-on marine conservation programs. World class diving, plentiful home cooked food, and fun friendly people await you! less
Attraction type: Eco Tours; Scuba & Snorkeling; Reefs; Nature & Wildlife Tours; Educational sites
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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 original banana farm tour. Signature Tours run Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 am, 10 am and 2 pm. Field Tours run on Tuesdays at 8 am, 10 am and 2 pm. In the occasional event of a packing schedule change, a Field Tour will be offered in place of a Signature Tour. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Lola's Art Gallery
Lola's Art Gallery
Attraction type: Art Galleries
Pumpkin Caye
Pumpkin Caye
Attraction type: Islands

All places to eat » Places to eat

Tutti Frutti
Tutti Frutti
Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Price: $5 - $10
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Brewed Awakenings
Brewed Awakenings
Ranked #2 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Price:
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Maya Beach Hotel Bistro
Ranked #3 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Price: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, International, Contemporary
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Above Grounds Coffee
Above Grounds Coffee
Ranked #4 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Price: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Cafe, International
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Dawn's Grill
Dawn's Grill
Ranked #5 of 73 Restaurants in Placencia
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach Hotel
$74 - $164
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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Casa Placencia Belize
5.0 of 5
Casa Placencia Belize
$50 - $150
Ranked #2 of 27 Placencia B&B and Inns
Paradise Vacation Hotel
Paradise Vacation Hotel
$73 - $117
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Belize Ocean Club Resort
4.0 of 5
Belize Ocean Club Resort
$129 - $830
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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A Belizean Nirvana
A Belizean Nirvana
$169 - $313
Ranked #1 of 27 Placencia B&B and Inns
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Laru Beya Resort & Villas
3.5 of 5
Laru Beya Resort & Villas
$139 - $352
Ranked #5 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Chabil Mar
4.0 of 5
Chabil Mar
$326 - $457
Ranked #1 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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Turtle Inn
4.5 of 5
Turtle Inn
$324 - $710
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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Naia Resort and Spa
4.0 of 5
Naia Resort and Spa
$259 - $654
Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Placencia
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.