- May 07, 2019
Placencia, Belize: Get Here Before Everybody Else Does
Known as the “caye you can drive to,” Placencia Village is located on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula at the end of Placencia Road. See how easy they make it? That’s the embodiment of how life operates here. Why over-complicate matters when things can be quite simple?
Peninsula life combines the laid-back attitude of island life with the conveniences and lower price tags associated with living on the mainland. Getting around is best achieved on foot, on bike, or, if you’re in a hurry, a golf cart. My husband and I have visited Placencia twice during the “high season,” yet, there were no crowds to contend with. There were no waits at even the most popular restaurants. There was no competition for lounge chairs or a place to lay our towels on the sand.
Placencia is finding its way onto an increasing number of best of lists for its white sand beaches and clear blue Caribbean water. The friendly locals, comforting food, and a laid-back vibe make you feel at home. While waterfalls, big cats, rowdy monkeys, and fast-moving spiders remind you that you are far from it. While its star may be on the rise, Placencia maintains its status as a charming village with plenty of hidden gems left to discover. Here are my tips for traveling to and around Placencia.