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. Read 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.