Placencia is an emerging popular beach destination in Belize and the Caribbean. Once a small sleepy fishing Village, it now features a host of activities like hiking, kayaking, deep sea fishing, snorkelling, diving and exploring Maya ruins.

Placencia boast 16 miles of natural, sandy and tranquil beaches with a virgin mangrove-fringed lagoon to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, a wonderland of coral studded cayes, nearby jungle, rivers, pristine rainforest and majestic mountains.

To the south there are several dive shops and tour operators that offers a variety of excursions, with boat rides to the cayes for snorkelling and diving.Inland guided tours to Maya Ruins, jungle trekking adventures, and cave adventures are also popular from Placencia.