About Placencia

Placencia Belize Vacations

Placencia is a little slice of heaven that was literally sliced off the coast of Belize. This idyllic peninsula curves off of Belize and creates a sandy break between the aquamarine waters off the Caribbean Sea and the calm salty waters of the Placencia Lagoon. 

This once tiny fishing village was founded in the late 1800's by a group of families that earned their livelihood from the sea. The Spaniards actually named Placencia. Originally it was called "Punta Placentia" or "Pleasant Point". After major damage was caused to the peninsula by Hurricane Iris, in 2001, many developers took advantage of plummeting real estate value and since then development on the peninsula has been steady and rising.


Today the once tiny village is a colorful and thriving town, filled with amazing restaurants and art galleries. The "Main Street" is actually little more than a sidewalk and is in the Guiness Book of World Records for being the smallest main street in the world! Now a popular tourism destination Placencia is a great place to stop for a bite to eat, enjoy some gelato at the famous Tutti Frutti, or go for a walk on the beach before your boat ride out to the Caye.

 

Here are some amazing shots of Placencia and the Reef beyond for you to enjoy!

Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival 2015


 

The Belize Barrier Reef