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 feeling the wind in your hair, you're in luck -- there's a business that can help. Those needing to find more details about this topic can do so 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.

You'll find 5 dive operators to choose from. If you want to get more details about scuba diving in this area, can do so here.


Placencia Fishing

Like to fish? There are a pair of charter operators that operate in this area. Click on this link to check out our page about this topic.

Sailing and Boating

Take some time to look through the following table for a listing of area firms that can enable you to spend some time out on the open 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 learn about nearby marinas and charter operators read this article.


Art n Soul

If you are traveling with some shopping fanatics they can browse some of the 15 retail shops in the area. Navigate here to read our page regarding shopping in Placencia.


Laughing Bird Caye

Yet another good way to spend some of your vacation is to soak in the area's interesting sights. To navigate to our complete guide to attractions, see this page.

Take a moment to read the table just below to learn more about a firm that will help you enjoy some great sightseeing.

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 you love snorkeling you'll be pleased to know you'll have plenty of chances to do so during your vacation in Placencia. To read about other snorkeling opportunities, follow this link.


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa could be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you'll be pleased to know the area has one. To read a more detailed discussion of this specific topic, visit this page, about your options for visiting a spa in this area.


The Placencia Hotel and Residence

If you like to play tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. However, there's only one property in the area where you can play tennis.

Other Activities

Take a minute to read the following chart to read about 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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