Placencia peninsula Travel GuideEdit This The best resource for sights, hotels, restaurants, bars, what to do and see
Placencia Village has the best of Belize all in one neat package!! While it is not a fru fru resort place (actually there are some nice resorts north of the village on Placencia peninsula if that's your thing) it has the best beaches in Belize, several affordable hotels and restaurants right on the beach, the best snorkeling and diving, world class fishing, and easy access to the jungle, ruins, waterfalls, etc. You can spend your entire vacation in Placencia and see all that Belize has to offer! There are several quality dive shops in the village. The Monkey River Tour is popular, and the Cocksomb Basin/Jaguar Preserve Tour is phenomonal! Doyle Gardiner, of Nite Wind Tours, is the only guide that offers the rock slide portion--which truly makes it the experience of a lifetime. Another bonus is that Placencia has pure drinking water, no need to purchase bottled water! The locals are very friendly and welcoming, and while Placencia is laid back and quiet, there is an active night life (such as karaoke, dancing, pool, etc). Placencia is a great place for everyone, family-friendly, romantic, active, and fun!