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 riding in the open air, there is an agency that can help make it happen. To see our detailed page about renting a bike or scooter, see this page.


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 services in the area. Click here to find our extended discussion of diving opportunities in this area.


Placencia Fishing

Hoping to reel in a big one during your vac ation? There are a couple of charter operators that operate in this area. To read about other deep sea fishing in this area, see this page.


Belize Golf

Hoping to spend some time on the greens? Placencia isn't overloaded with golf greens, but the area does have a golf course. The only course in the area is Kanantik Belize Golf. To get more information on golf courses throughout Belize, go to this page.

Sailing and Boating

The following chart provides information on area firms that will help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Placencia
Name Type Phone Location
The Moorings Boating and Day-Sailing Provider -- 0.9 mi. South of Central Placencia Belize

If you'd like to read about nearby marinas and charter operators go to this page.


Art n Soul

If there are some shopping fanatics vacationing with you, they can check out a few of the 15 retail shops in the area. Click this link to read our article concerning shopping in Placencia.


Laughing Bird Caye

Sightseeing is another great option for visitors to Placencia. Make your way to this article about area sightseeing attractions if you're interested in learning more details.

Information about a firm that can guide you to some of the most interesting local sights can be found in the table below.

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
Kayak Belize Kayaking Service (501) 615-9973 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia
Roam Belize Shuttles, Tours & Car Rentals Excursions and Sightseeing Service (501) 670-7870 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia
Sea Kunga Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3644 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia
Trip N Travel Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (501) 523-3205 0.8 mi. South of Central Placencia


If spending some time snorkeling sounds like fun you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Placencia. Anyone needing to learn more about opportunities to go snorkeling on this page.


Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you'd like to go to a spa, you will be happy to learn the area has one. Anyone who needs to learn more concerning this topic can do so here.


The Placencia Hotel and Residence

If you'd like to play some tennis during your visit you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property in the area where you can play tennis.

Other Activities

The following table offers some details regarding other activities.

Other Activities In Placencia
Name Type Phone Location
Jaguar Bowling Lanes Bowling Center (501) 601-4434 0.3 mi. South of Central Placencia
Siripohn's Thai Massage Massage Therapist (501) 600-0375 0.6 mi. South of Central Placencia
Tree of Life Massage Therapist (501) 624-4508 0.5 mi. South of Central Placencia

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