Located in the south of Belize in the Stann Creek District, Placencia Peninsula is 16 miles long and lined with white sandy beaches. Its name means “pleasant point” in Spanish. Four major communities are located in Placencia. From north to south, these villages are Riversdale, Maya Beach, Seine Bight and Placencia Village. If you’re looking for a unique honeymoon spot for 2021, then Placencia might be a perfect choice.
What’s In Placencia?
The village of Placencia and the whole peninsula are increasingly popular tourist destinations filled with the Caribbean and Belizean cultures. The narrow strip of land almost feels like an island as there’s water on either side. The main road goes directly into mainland Belize in case you want to take your vacation further inland. There’s only one road on the peninsula, so it’s easy to find your way in and out. The village of Placencia has plenty of grocery stores, beach bars and excellent restaurants.
When you stay in a Placencia resort, you’ll be close to a variety of tours and adventures. Some possibilities include the following:
– Maya ruins tours
– Snorkeling and diving
– Cave tours
– Wildlife reserves
– Island tours
– River rafting
In other words, you can be as active or relaxed as you want. Resorts like Mariposa in Placencia Village can book and arrange tours based on your interests, or you can simply relax and enjoy the beach climate.
Getting To Placencia Village
International flights from North America will arrive in Belize City. After you arrive, it’s easy to book a domestic flight to Placencia. This flight takes about 40 minutes. It’s also possible to drive via the one road leading in and out, but this trip takes around three hours. The directions for driving are as follows:
– Leave Belize City to the west on Cemetery Road, which turns into the George Price Highway
– Take the George Price Highway to Belmopan and connect with the southern Hummingbird Highway
– When Hummingbird Highway connects with the Southern Highway, take that in the direction of Placencia
– Drive 23 miles and then turn left on the road that goes to Riversdale and Placencia
– Another 20 miles and you will arrive in Placencia
When you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon destination in Placencia, look no further than Mariposa Beach Resort. Choose from beach view suites and private treehouses while enjoying ocean view dining.