5 Ways to Chill in Placencia, Belize

5 Ways to Chill in Placencia, Belize

5 Ways to Chill in Placencia, Belize

Placencia is definitely a world away from the crowded tourist island of Ambergris Caye. A laid-back, idyllic fishing community with lots of boutique shops, little cafes, and yoga studios, Placencia is definitely a great destination to relax and chill.

If you’re coming to Placencia, here are five great activities that you can enjoy:

1 – Walk Down “Main Street” 

Placencia Village may be home to only 1,000 people, but it’s the proud owner of a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the smallest “main street” in the world. The “street” is actually four-foot-wide pedestrian-only boardwalk lined with colorful murals and quaint shops. Perfect for a lazy stroll or to enjoy some locally made ice cream.

2 – The Beach 

The Placencia Peninsula has some of the most beautiful beaches in a country loaded with great beaches. Whether you want some fun in the sun with partyers or prefer to stroll along a secluded stretch of sand, there’s more than enough beach in Placencia for everyone.

3 – Explore the Mangroves 

Most people come to Placencia for the beaches on the Caribbean side of the peninsula, but there are some wonderful places to explore on the inland lagoon side, too. With a kayak, anyone can explore this lush wetland scenery. Bring along your snorkel gear too and see if you can spot some of the giant, brightly colored starfish that hang out in this area.

4 – Try the Seaweed 

No, eating seaweed is not the latest health food craze. Instead, locals in Placencia harvest seafood that naturally grows offshore in order to make the uniquely Belizean beverage known as a seaweed shake. High in minerals and other good stuff, seaweed shakes also taste good when mixed with a shot of rum.

5 – Sunrises/Sunsets 

Twice a day, Mother Nature works her magic in Placencia, bathing the peninsula with the glorious sight of the sun either rising or dipping beneath the horizon. Whether you wake up early to catch dawn breaking over the Caribbean or lounge at a bar to see the sun slowly turning to night, Placencia is definitely one of the best places to enjoy a sunrise or sunset in Belize.

If you’re coming to Placencia and want a great way to get around, Barefoot Rentals and Services rents cars, pick-up trucks, dirt bikes, and golf carts. Barefoot Rentals also organizes tours to nearby activities and operates shuttle services to and from any destination in the country.

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