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Scuba & Snorkeling · Nightlife · Islands
Once a humble fishing village, Placencia has been transformed into a leading tourist destination, with its focus primarily on outdoor activity and natural exploration. The rich marine environment of the lagoon includes dolphins, rays, and manatees, and offers particularly calm waters for kayaking through the mangroves and wetlands. Offshore dive sites remain some of the most popular places to visit in Placencia along with nearby jungles, with both habitats pristine and rich in wildlife. Mayan ruins provide a route into the history of the nation and its more jungly areas. Make the most of your holiday in Placencia by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Belize trip tool.
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Where to stay in Placencia

Beachfront living is all the rage in Placencia, where most accommodations line the island's east coast. You'll find the options surprisingly budget-friendly, with a good selection of economical but cheerful holiday cottages and beach clubs just a stone's throw from the water. You can immerse yourself in the lap of luxury by staying at one of the multitude of high-end resorts, most of which are located north of the main town.
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