Activities in Placencia

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Placencia, often referred to as the “caye you can drive to” is far enough out of the way that it isn't a busy city, but still popular enough that it could not anymore be considered off-the-beaten path.  The village itself is incredibly small and easily managed on foot, with the main draw being a sandy stretch of beach and a few food stands serving unforgettable foods. Still, there are plenty of activities to pique the interests of tourists including snorkeling and scuba diving, fishing, touring local art galleries, and bar hopping.  

Bike and Scooter Rental

Between the natural beauty and wonderful weather, Placencia is a great place for those looking to take a scenic ride on a bike or scooter.

If you like the idea of sightseeing at your own pace, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help make it happen. Read this page concerning bike and scooter rentals if you want more specifics.


Placencia Diving

The seas off Placencia are endowed with colorful coral, unique terrain, and exciting marine life that makes it a popular destination for divers.

There are 5 dive operators to choose from. Take advantage of this extended discussion about scuba diving in this area if you're looking for more facts.


Thinking about reeling in a big one while on vacation? There are a pair of charter fishing companies operating in this area. Use this link to see our guide to this topic.

Sailing and Boating

Details concerning area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open water can be seen below.

Boating Opportunities In Placencia
Name Phone Location
Belize Sailing Charters (501) 523-3138 0.2 mi. South West of Central Placencia
The Moorings -- 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia

If you're interested in reading about charter operators and local marinas see this page.


Art n Soul

If there are some shopping fanatics in your group, they can explore some of the 15 retail shops in the area. Make your way to this page if you want to get information concerning shopping in Placencia.


Laughing Bird Caye

Sightseeing is also a good way to spend some of your vacation in Placencia. Navigate here to view our page regarding area sightseeing and attractions.

Check the following table for a listing of a firm that can help you have a great time enjoying the local sights.

Sightseeing Services In Placencia
Name Type Phone Location
Caribbean Travel & Tours Travel and Tour Operators (501) 223-0992 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia
Destinations Belize Travel and Tour Operators (501) 523-4018 0.7 mi. South-Southeast of Central Placencia
Joy Tours Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3325 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia
Sea Kunga Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3644 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia
Toadal Adventure Kayaking Service (501) 523-3207 0.4 mi. South of Central Placencia
Trip N Travel Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3205 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia


If you are thinking about snorkeling you're in luck -- you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Placencia. To read more about snorkeling opportunities, check out this page.


Relaxing in a spa just might be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. If a spa visit sounds like fun, you might be happy to learn there's one in the area. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, go to this page, about your options for visiting a spa in this area.


The Placencia Hotel and Residence

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

Information concerning some other activities are listed here:

Other Activities In Placencia
Name Type Phone Location
Jaguar Bowling Lanes Bowling Center (501) 601-4434 0.3 mi. South of Central Placencia
Seahorse Dive Shop Snorkeling Tour Operator (501) 523-3166 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia
Siripohn's Thai Massage Massage Therapist (501) 600-0375 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia
South Belize Reef & Jungle Snorkeling Tour Operator (501) 523-3330 0.3 mi. South-Southwest of Central Placencia
Tree of Life Massage Therapist (501) 624-4508 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia

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