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 intrigued by the idea of feeling the wind in your hair, there's a place that can help make it happen. Make your way to this page about bike and scooter rentals if you want to discover additional 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 services to choose from. You can read this extended discussion dedicated to scuba diving in this area if you want to find out more facts.


Placencia Fishing

Hoping to reel in a big one during your vac ation? There are a couple of charter operators located in this area. To read our detailed guide to deep sea fishing, follow this link.

Sailing and Boating

The table below lists some key facts concerning local providers 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 want to read about charter operators and area marinas follow this link.


Art n Soul

If there are some shopping fanatics in your group, they can browse a few of the 15 retail shops in the area. If you want to find out about shopping in Placencia, you can do so by clicking here.


Laughing Bird Caye

Sightseeing is another great activity for visitors to Placencia. Anyone who needs to find out more about area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The table just below provides you with some details regarding a firm that will 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 get more information on snorkeling opportunities, check out this page.


Relaxing in a spa could be one of the most memorable parts of your entire vacation. If a visit to the spa sounds like fun, you might be happy to know there's one in the area. Go to this page concerning spas in the area if you'd like to learn additional details.


The Placencia Hotel and Residence

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

Other Activities

Look through this table to learn 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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