Updated: Jan 9
Top Beach Destination in Southern Belize
Welcome to one of Belize's top beach vacation destination, Placencia Village. This village is located on most southern tip of Placencia Peninsula, approximately 170 miles from the Belize International Airport. Placencia Village is somewhat surrounded by water with the Caribbean Sea to east and the Placencia Lagoon to west. This makes it a perfect Belize getaway, you can get to visit the Belize Barrier Reef or explore Belize jungle and the Mayan world with minimum travel.
Placencia has many accommodation options to choose from, here you can rent from a guest house to a private beach condominium vacation rental. There are several restaurants in Placencia Village, this gives you more opportunity to taste more Belizean food.
Getting to and from Placencia Village?
There are several ways on how to travel to Placencia from Belize City International Airport PGIA.
The fastest way is by flying with one of the local airlines directly to Placencia Airport, this flight take about 20 minutes, from Placencia Airport you can then take a taxi to your hotel.
Local Airlines in Belize
Maya Island Air
Traveling by ground shuttle is the most economical way getting to Placencia Village, the drive from Belize International Airport to Placencia is about 3 hours, this drive takes you through the scenic country side of Belize, great way to see more of the country while traveling to your hotel or airport.
You can consider renting a vehicle from the Belize International Airport or Belize City, the drive is pretty much a straight shot without too many complications. If you drive straight through from Belize City to Placencia, you can expect to spend three and a half hours on the road.