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 are thinking about experiencing the wind in your face, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help you. To get more information about bike and scooter rentals, click here.


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. To reach our page about diving in this area, click here.


Placencia Fishing

Like to go fishing? There are a pair of charter fishing companies operating in this area. To get more information about fishing in the area click here.

Sailing and Boating

More information concerning local providers that can help you get out on the water can be found down below.

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 find out about charter operators and area marinas visit this page.


Art n Soul

If you are traveling with some people who love to shop they might enjoy browsing some of the 15 retail stores in the area. To navigate to our complete page about shopping in Placencia, follow this link.


Laughing Bird Caye

Another great activity is to see the area's sights and natural beauty. To navigate to our detailed guide to sightseeing attractions and opportunities, use this link.

Details concerning a firm that will help you have a great time enjoying the local sights can be found directly 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
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 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. To read a more complete discussion of local snorkeling opportunities, navigate to this page.


Relaxing in a spa could be one of the highlights of your vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you will be happy to learn the area has one. To read our detailed guide to spas, read this page.


The Placencia Hotel and Residence

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

Other Activities

The following table lists 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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