Welcome to Placencia
Placencia, a true beach-holiday strip on the mainland, is enduringly popular with North American expats and tourists. Perched at the southern tip of a long, narrow, sandy peninsula, the village has long enjoyed a reputation as 'the cay you can drive to' – a fully-paved 27-mile road heads off the Southern Hwy via Maya Beach and Seine Bight to the tip of the peninsula.Placencia can be a lot of fun, but how you feel... Read More
Top experiences in Placencia
Private Day Tour: Silk Cayes and Turtle Alley Snorkeling Adventure
Start your Placencia adventure at the dock at 9am, where you will meet your captain and guide for the day before you set off for a 1-hour boat ride to the Silk Cayes. After you land at the southernmost of the three tiny islands, your guide will brief you on the area and you'll get suited up in your snorkeling mask and fins. Explore the colorful coral and fish surrounding the cayes on a snorkeling dive that's well-suited for beginners. Fuel up with a traditional Belizean lunch served on the beach, and enjoy a stroll along the sand before your boat heads to Turtle Alley. In the afternoon, snorkel along the barrier reef in this popular gathering place for sea turtles. Watch the rays and harmless nurse sharks feeding on scraps left over by traditional fisherman cleaning their daily catch before your return trip to Placencia.
2 Tank Barrier Reef Scuba Diving at Silk Cayes
Dive the pride and joy the Belize Barrier Reef System, head out on the dive boat to the Gladden Spit Silk Cayes Marine Reserve. You will stop at the Silk Cayes and check in with the park rangers, use the restroom and then you’re off again for dive one . “North Wall” is a dive site on the barrier reef with an almost 90 degree drop off this spectacular sight is amazing as you dive along look out for lobster, eels, crabs and other critters in the cracks and crevices. Once done head in to the Silk Cayes for a light lunch, beach, R&R and surface Interval. Once done mount up and head for “White Hole” this is a sandy hole among a mostly rocky coral bottom. This great site has schools of big snapper, game fish and reef fish, a diver paradise. Once up and everyone is accounted for, you will head back to Placencia as you discuss with your guides, the great dives you had. The sea water is usually warm, in the 80’s so a wet suit is not always needed but can be provided.