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Placencia

Placencia, Belize
Home of the “Barefoot Perfect” Beaches

Until recently a sleepy little fishing village on the southern coast of Belize, is now a newly discovered tropical jewel. Placencia lies at the end of a 15 mile long peninsula. It has a great natural harbor and is centrally located to some of Belize’s most beautiful reefs and Cayes. This is why it is fast becoming the new sailing capital of Belize.

Placencia is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the east and a large mangrove lagoon system to the west providing diverse habitat for a wide variety of tropical plants, birds, mammals and marine life. Placencia has a most colorful history involving pirates, escaped slaves, European sea captains and local Indians. Most of the inhabitants are a mix of these early visitors. You will see striking combinations of rich dark skin and blue or grey eyes. This is the recipe for Belize Creole which is a people as well as a language

ACCOMMODATIONS
The peninsula has several new resorts, bed and breakfasts and beach front cabanas. Placencia village itself has a few small hotels and guest houses. Charter guests often elect to spend days ashore in Placencia before and after sailing. Prices range from $40- $200 U.S per night based on double occupancy.

ACTIVITIES
Placencia has numerous world famous guides ready to show you the hot spots for fly fishing, trolling or bottom fishing, manatee watching and much more. Placencia is also home to several diving services that can take you to the famous barrier reef. You can also sail to the dive sites and be met by a local dive shops during multi-day charters.

Experienced local Belizean tour guides can take you birding in the nearby lagoons or up the Monkey River to view manatee, reptiles and primates. These are only a few of the reasons Placencia has become the sailing adventure capital of Belize.

FOOD
You will find a variety of interesting dining options including local Creole, Italian, Chinese, Myan, and Mexican. There is no place you can’t go barefoot but you may want to wear nice evening casual for some spots. Street foods include tamales, local baked goods, bar-b-q meats and rice and beans. Seine Bight village 5 miles north of Placencia has genuine Garifuna, west African descendants, food. You can also find opportunities to dine in local homes, always a memorable experience.

ENTERTAINMENT
There are several beach bars, mostly local establishments, laid back and very comfortable. Live music is usually played a few nights a week at one of the local clubs. Native, Garifuna drumming and dancing is also often available.

TRANSPORTATION
Placencia lies on a peninsula on the southern coast of Belize only 50 miles from Rio Dulce Guatemala. From Placencia you can access countless Cayes and islands, miles of barrier reef and several small coastal villages.

You will find a variety of stores including gift shops, hardware and pharmacy. At the Placencia fishing co-op you can buy ice, fresh fish, shrimp or conch. If you enjoy fly fishing you are in luck as Placencia is central to the best fly fishing areas in the country.

Belize Sailing Charters can book your connecting flights from Belize City or other areas in Belize.

Belize Phone: 501-523-3138 Our Office
US Phone: 505-717-7301
Email: info@BelizeSailingCharters.com
Skype Belize Sailing Charters – Let’s Travel Belize
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Testimonials

We had the most relaxing day of our vacation with Cpt Rob on our full day sail and snorkeling. Lunch was great (thanks Pam ). A must do if you visit Placencia
Ron and Cheryl, Courtright Ontario Canada

Captain Rob and his crew are such a delight! They are very thoughtful and helpful and happy to help with special needs and requests. Captain Rob knows of some of the best places for snorkeling where there are not a lot of other people around, so it is peaceful as well as beautiful! My friend and i very much enjoyed our experience and felt very cared for and happy at the end of the day. The only problem is the day went by too quickly because we had so much fun! i look forward to next time and highly recommend Captain Rob and crew to anyone looking for a wonderful sailing trip and experience!
julia, US and Belize

Thank you for such a wonderful, fun, and safe trip. You provide great service and should be proud of your accomplishments. We had a very good time, enjoying the sail, snorkeling, fantastic food and good company.
Mountain Family, Colorado

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