Placencia, Belize: a 17-mile long peninsula, with white sandy beaches, that snakes its way down the coast of Belize in the southern district of Stann Creek.
Settled by the English puritans in the 17th century, who were originally from Nova Scotia and latterly from the island of Providencia, Placencia makes for a destination with a rich history - if you meet one of the older residents, ask them for a historic story of Placencia, you will not regret it.
Settlers earned their livelihood from the sea, via commercial fishing, until tourism came to the picturesque village, due to its beautiful beaches, swimming areas, close proximity to small islands (cayes) as well as inland jungle tours.
Even though Placencia is one of Belize's fastest growing and a top tourist destination, it still retains it's milieu of being a laid back destination.
PLACENCIA BELIZE MAP
You can reach Placencia via daily flights, by bus, driving in a rental car, or by boat. We recommend either flying or the drive, which will take you through the breath-taking Hummingbird Highway.