Things to do in Placencia

Top Things to Do in Placencia

Things to Do in Placencia

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  • Erin H
    4 contributions
    Great sand and shade! Watched Pelicans dive for fish in the warm water. Snorkeling and diving tours available. Good for kids.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • bluejeanfood
    Philadelphia, PA679 contributions
    You are able to tour a working Fyffes banana farm that was spotlighted on HGTV and see how their daily operations work. The tour is extremely informative, well done, and definitely worth a visit. Once the tour is over, you get to enjoy fresh green banana chips that were cooked while you are there. They were SOOO good!!!
    Written 28 August 2019
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  • PEANUT
    Toronto, Canada6 contributions
    Lola & her husband were a joy to speak to about Placencia & art in general. Wonderful sense of humour that allowed for some lively chuckles. Needless to say, I purchased several of her pieces- particularly ones that gave me a good belly laugh. Her daughter expertly rolled the canvas ones to make for easy transport. Thanks for your artistic insight Lola. Now I can enjoy them at home in Toronto.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • LandscapeDesigner3
    Baltimore, MD321 contributions
    Great place and area to pick up some local gifts and hang out with the locals. Also right near where the fishermen bring in their catch of the day. Placencia Village, at the very end of the 16 mile-long peninsula is a great cultural experience.
    Written 24 November 2021
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  • Wailym C
    South Jersey112 contributions
    Amazing! Would go back today if I could!! Almost booked ATV tour with another company but so happy to have found this place instead!! This amazing tiered waterfall sits on private property and part of Mayan World adventures, which also provides horse rides, ATV tours, zip lines, rappelling and river tours. We enjoyed the falls for 2 hours and did the one hour ATV tour, which was perfect for us rather than the waterfall ATV tour because we wanted more time alone at falls. $10 to enter park all day, $60 for full hour ATV tour. Everything was fantastic! The falls are amazing! If you have your own transportation you can simply drive from park entrance to parking at falls. It does take about 20 minutes to reach but a nice drive through citrus farm trees and river. Park and walk right into the falls and explore!! with several swimming areas, stairs, platforms and plenty of room to enjoy. We were the only ones there this weekday in September. The water is not iced cold. There is a bar/restaurant at foot of falls but was not open. The atv tour was simple but fun, we had a nice muddy ride after some rain. Only 30 minutes from Hopkins village but not much in route. There is a restaurant outside of park entrance but we didn’t stop in, looked like outdoor seating only.
    Written 30 September 2022
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  • Stu Dearnley
    7 contributions
    If you're into paintings, this is not to be missed. Local artists and a wide variety of styles. Also visit Ex's wood shop just up the road!
    Written 30 September 2021
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  • johnsonlnl29
    MN151 contributions
    My daughter and I joined the regular crowd at Belize Fit while vacationing. Tony is great ... nice all around WOD. The people in the class are friendly and helpful. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all working out at Belize Fit. I wish I had a car so I could have went to more workouts. It's an awesome option for those who like to stay fit on vacation or want to have a few extra drinks at happy hour and not feel so guilty about it! :) Bring Water and a towel ... it gets hot!!
    Written 1 January 2016
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  • Botaniphile
    North Kingstown, RI16 contributions
    Delightful folks, kind and helpful! Office is right off the road on a shady street. Very easy to get a map and more info.
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • Experiencenista
    163 contributions
    Lovely, quiet & in the middle of nowhere. We enjoyed every minute we spent here relaxing after our snorkling trip.
    Written 9 September 2017
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  • Jim R
    Calgary, Canada302 contributions
    We happened to be snorkelling at Laughing Bird Caye and there was some jewellery for sale there at a very small kiosk but we did not buy any since we do not take money with us when we go snorkelling. The gentleman in the kiosk told us we could get the jewelry we wanted at the creator's shop in Placencia. It turned out that The Art Affair Gallery was across the street from where we were staying. I ended up buying a few pairs of earring for my wife, daughter etc. that were very unique in that they were made from Lionfish fins. They were beautiful and very much appreciated by all the girls. The Art Affair Gallery had many other types of jewelry, all of it very nice and mostly things you will not get any where else. The staff were very pleasant, helpful and friendly. The prices were very reasonable.
    Written 26 February 2019
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  • Thingstodo i
    Belize11 contributions
    The Amicable people in Placencia, Belize, is some of the finest and most brilliant people you will ever meet!!! They will always make any Placencia trip a memorable one!!!!
    Written 20 August 2017
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  • jamessM8197IB
    Seattle, WA86 contributions
    This was the only microbrew we found during our stay in Belize. Good beers. IPA, stout, ale and Pilsner. The food is pretty Americanized. Pizza, burgers, steak etc. the seating is outside on the deck of a converted barge. Super clean, nice staff
    Written 12 February 2022
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  • Lorryford
    Gridley, CA16 contributions
    Michael was awesome, we had a wonderful time in the boat and a great trip! Saw dolphins and a GREAT SUNSET!
    Would recommend this to anyone who wants to just relax and listen to your favorite music.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • JML1230
    Houston, TX37 contributions
    Just wanted to give a shout out to Jason for being such a great driver and tour guide of Placencia while giving us a transfer between Hopkins and the Monkey River tour, booked by our Hopkins-based hotel. He knows a lot about the area and stopped for us to get ice cream and artisan chocolate on the way back after our tour.
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • James
    Augusta, GA3 contributions
    Booked through Mariposa Beach Resort (which was amazing) we loved our guides from Captain Jak's. We experienced some great fishing, snorkeling, and a fun time on the Monkey River Tour.
    Written 1 December 2022
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