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About Placencia, Belize

Palapa with two chairs and other beach chairs on beach of Sea Spray Hotel in Placencia

Placencia is a 17 Mile Long Sandy Peninsula in Southern Belize

Belize is known throughout the world for its unspoiled reefs and beautiful waters - a traveler’s dream come true. 


Located on the Caribbean coast in Central America, Belize is bordered to the north by Mexico and the west & south by Guatemala. 


This little country is just a quick flight from major international airports like Miami and Houston. 


As the only English speaking country in Central America, Belize prides itself on its diverse ethnic and culturally rich population that make any trip to our country a pleasure. 


Belize also boasts the second largest living barrier reef in the world, lush tropical rainforests brimming with flora and fauna, and hidden archeological sites packed with history.  


The Belize Tourism Board, Belize’s ambassadors to the world, claims that Belize is Mother Nature’s best kept secret… Seaspray Hotel agrees.   


Placencia is Belize’s Best Kept Secret – Let Seaspray Hotel share that secret with you!!!!

Image by Analia Ferrario

Lots To Do in and from Placencia

The Placencia peninsula situated along the coast in southern Belize boasts the longest stretch of beaches in the country.


The activities available from Placencia seem never ending: 

  • diving & snorkeling at the Belize Barrier Reef or one of the many offshore cayes.

  • Fishing for the crafty barracuda or the elusive permit. 

  • Hiking the jungle trails of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Bike the peninsula.

  • kayak in the lagoon or out to nearby cayes...

or just enjoying the luscious Caribbean breeze stretched out in a hammock on the beach. 


There is something for everyone here in Placencia. 

Placencia: A Quick History

The village/peninsula was named Placencia, which means pleasant point. Once you visit, you will understand it was an appropriate name.   


A one time sleepy fishing village, Placencia has grown over the years to accommodate the area’s growing tourism industry. 


Placencia village has several grocery stores with specialty stores popping up all the time – making it easy to have a little taste of home when you need it.  


A wide range of tour operations, bars, and restaurants, cafes, gift shops, auto rentals...are at your fingertips including Seaspray’s De Tatch Seafood Bar and Grill.


Getting to Placencia is a snap:  

Regular flights come into the Placencia Airstrip several times a day as do public bus services. 


Placencia can also be reached by regular boat service between the peninsula and the mainland as well as weekly water taxis between Placencia and Puerto Cortez, Honduras.

Aerial of Placencia Village
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