Explore Placencia

Discover the Exotic Peninsula of Placencia

On the southern edge of Belize lies the peninsula of Placencia. This long narrow strip of paradise, boasts over 25 km’s (16 miles) of luxurious sand beaches. The peninsula is home to Riversdale in the north and Placencia village at the southernmost point.

In the middle sits Maya Beach, one of the highlights of the peninsula. Maya Beach is well known for having the best beach frontage on the peninsula, and because of its location from the reef, it has gentle surf. The water is clean and clear, and the beaches are blessed with a cool and gentle trade wind. From Maya Beach, you are just 15 minutes away from Placencia village to the south or 5 minutes to the nearby Garifuna village of Seine Bight and Surfside. From here, incredible adventures are all within easy reach.

Placencia Village is a small, quaint fishing village that is the virtual metropolis of the peninsula. Great restaurants, art galleries, fun beach bars, dive shops, tour organizers and a festive spirit combine to make this area one of Belize’s favorite locations. Placencia is well known for its friendly people and its festivals. Whether you participate in the Placencia Lobster Festival or enjoy the Placencia Art Festival, there is always something happening in this friendly and relaxed seaside village.

Placencia has been targeted by the government for limited, eco-friendly upscale development and there will be a limit on the number of developments, to ensure a healthy balance between conserving the peninsula and responsible economic development for the people of Belize.

Real estate prices on the peninsula have continued to grow in value over both the short and long term, with investors seeing fantastic appreciation and ROI’s on their investment. Since the 2008 slowdown, development pretty much stopped and there is very little new inventory available. We are positioned at the starting point of a new growth curve that will add incredible value to the limited opportunities available on the peninsula.

The Peninsula is easily accessible with both Tropic and Maya Air servicing the existing Placencia Airport. The new Placencia International Airport is currently under construction, which, once operational, will handle direct flights to Placencia.