Here are some of my favorites:

  • Ricks's Cafe - On the sidewalk for a nice sit-down meal:

  • Mr. Q - On Main street close to football field for $10 Rice & Beans w/ Chicken

  • Tutti Fruiti - Best Gelato in Belize

  • Pickled Parrot - Daily $10 Lunch Special

  • Tipsy Tuna - Right on the beach

  • Mojo's - on the main street 2nd floor almost to the pier

  • Above Grounds - Great coffee in the morning on the main street across from Wendys

  • Wendy's - on the main street

  • Brewed Awakening - great smoothies or coffee on the main street just as you get into the village

  • Rumfish - on main street across from football field



With Placencia being located in the southern section of the mainland, there are additional travel options.  You can fly from Belize City via Tropic Air or Maya Airlines with app. 30 minute flight.

Placencia is the home to some of the best beaches in Belize.  The fishing is incredible as well as snorkeling and scuba diving.  You can often see dolphins and manatee swimming in the ocean. 

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a few places to stay:

  • Our personal listing is VRBO #893616
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  • Before renting, ensure you understand the location on the peninsula; as the village area is quite different than the northern tip.
  • In the village, you will find small resort hotels, home rentals and cottages.  The advantage of being in the village is the proximity to the restaurants, beach bars and shops.  On the northern area; you will find larger beach homes and resorts that are more self contained.  If being close to these amenities without driving is important; I recommend staying in or near the village.

Transportation to Placencia:

Rental Cars are easily rented at the Belize City airport with Placencia being app 3 1/2 hour drive.  There are also several transfer companies that leave daily with very nice and comfortable vans.  

Placencia Village has a wonderful array of unique restaurant options, all within walking distance in the village.  From elegant upscale restaurants to some of the best little authentic Belizean cafes you will find anywhere in the country. 

Top peninsula adventures:

  • King Louie's private island

  • Ranguana Caye

  • Stroll down the "sidewalk" for great

  • shops and cafes.

  • Visit "Brewed Awakening" coffee shop

  • Mojo's for awesome happyhour drinks

  • Tipsy Tuna for great beach fun !

  • Visit local Yoga studios or Evolution Beach for daily workouts.

  • Brewed Awakenings for seaweed shakes.

  • Tutti Frutti for authentic gelato.

  • Rent car or golfcart at Barefoot rentals.

  • Climb waterfalls at Bocawina National Park.

  • Buy fresh seafood at fishermans co-op at the pier.

  • Rent kayaks or paddleboards at Paradise Resort

What to Know:

If you are staying in the village and arrived via airline; you may or may not desire to rent a car.  The village has everything to offer with restaurants, shops and beaches, so many people choose to explore the village on bike or golf cart.  Barefoot Services offer excellent cars to rent in the village if you would like to explore the nearby waterfalls, banana farms and chocolate tours.



Unlike San Pedro; Placencia is a quiet fishing village and offers numerous rental options to enjoy the ambience and uniqueness of this beautiful area.