A Sleepy Fishing Village       Typical Golden Sunrise    
  The sleepy town of Placencia has been a fishing village since the days of the Maya. It is located almost 100 miles south of Belize City and the drive takes several hours. The town lies at the end of the Placencia peninsula and is about a mile in length. Hotels dot the dirt road that runs through town and just about all of them are on the water. You won't find a single high rise in town, but you will find all the comforts of home including an internet cafe.

There are many ways to occupy your time while you stay at Placencia. You can snorkel and dive in the pristine water, or just relax on the beach. You can also take a trip to one of the Mayan ruins nearby or to the Jaguar preserve in the Cockscomb basin. Day trips to the Monkey river are popular as are fishing excursions. Bonefish, tarpon, king fish and marlin are just some of the fish that are caught in the waters off Placencia. Your hotel will have all the necessary information to book any of these trips.