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Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival

2017 Dates:  February 11 & 12 Come join us in Placencia for the 14th Annual Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival […]

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Lobsterfest 2016

Placencia Lobsterfest

2016 Dates:        June 24 – 26   Signalling the opening of Lobster […]

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Placencia Yamaha Marelco Saltwater Fishing Tournament

2016 Dates: September 10, 11, 12 At least $10,000 in prizes await the successful fishermen […]

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Mistletoe Ball

2016 Date:               December 10 The most elegant holiday […]

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Placencia Village

Once a sleepy fishing village, Placencia has emerged as an increasingly popular destination on the Caribbean. For those who enjoy outdoor adventure, the Stann Creek region offers a host of Read More

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Fishing

Spend the day fishing for Snapper, Kingfish and Wahoo in some of the best fishing grounds in Belize.  As an added treat, beach barbecues are included in most tours.   After Read More

Ruins

The ancient Maya civilizations were noted for elaborate and highly decorated ceremonial architecture, evidence of which remains today in the form of pyramid temples, palaces, observatories and ball courts.  Much, much more Read More

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Islands & Cayes

The Cayes, the offshore atolls and the barrier reef are some of the main attractions of Belize. The barrier reef, which is 185 miles long, is the longest in the Western Read More

Diving

The Belize Barrier Reef is a superb coastal reef system with dozens of dive sites offering excellent diving.  Visitors experience an underwater world populated by a rich diversity of species including Read More

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Jungle

The tropical forests of Belize provide habitats for a wide range of animals including jaguar, puma, ocelot, armadillo, tapir and crocodile. The country is also home to 4,000 species of Read More


Frequently Asked Questions

 Weather

Maximum temperatures are near 85 °F and the mean lows are in the low 70s. Summers are about 8 degrees warmer than winters. Sea breezes help to moderate hot daytime temperatures, and the mountainous regions in the interior are cooler than the coast, exhibiting a fall in temperature of  5°F/1000 ft. Humidity hovers around 80% throughout the year, although somewhat lower during the months of the dry season. (more…)

 Population

Based on the most recent national census conducted in 2010, the entire Placencia Peninsula is home to  3,458 people.

Populations of the respective communities are as follows:

Riversdale: 555
Maya Beach: 225
Seine Bight Village: 1,166
Placencia Village: 1,512

 Location

The Placencia Peninsula is located in the Stann Creek District in southern Belize and is accessible by land from the Southern Highway near the village of Santa Rosa. The 18-mile long narrow stretch of land begins in the community of Riversdale, continuing to Maya Beach, Seine Bight Village and ending at Placencia Village located at its southern most tip. The Peninsula is only a mile at its widest and is positioned between the Placencia Lagoon on the west, and the Caribbean Sea on the east.