We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

Indianapolis...
Level Contributor
17 posts
55 reviews
Save Topic
Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

My husband and I are looking at a trip to Belize in September. We will not have a car but plan on taking at least a couple of tours including seeing the Mayan ruins and a trip on monkey river and get beach time in also. We like to just roam around also. We don't want to get bored though. Any recommendations?

8 replies to this topic
Saint James City...
Destination Expert
for San Pedro
Level Contributor
16,373 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

I’m more of an Ambergris person. Three nights in Placencia is about right for me. Then, ‘home’ to Ambergris.

Mentioned in this post
Placencia
Placencia
Stann Creek, Belize
Kearny, New Jersey
Level Contributor
70 posts
75 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

I'm no expert, but I agree that 7 nights might be too much. If that is your base, going in and out of the peninsula is also a waste of time.

belize
Destination Expert
for Belize, Placencia, Ambergris Caye, Cayo, San Ignacio
Level Contributor
7,451 posts
10 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

Much to do in this area on land and sea -Jaguar preserve, waterfall rappelling and zip line, caves, Maya sites and horses on the mainland. Diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking on the sea. Your six days are up!

Mentioned in this post
Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach Hotel
719 Reviews
Placencia, Belize
UNITED STATES
Level Contributor
3,307 posts
174 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

ditto what Katie said.

Placencia, Belize
Level Contributor
66 posts
Save Reply
5. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

There's plenty to do here for 7 days and not get bored.

Indian Springs...
Level Contributor
261 posts
217 reviews
Save Reply
6. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

Agree with Katie. AC has more shopping, restaurants, and closer to the reef, but not really any ruins, no caves, no zip-lines, probably need a golf-cart, long trips to the mainland... Plus, the Placencia peninsula has Maya Beach Bistro - THE best restaurant in Belize.

Edited: 02 June 2018, 14:10
Mentioned in this post
Placencia
Placencia
Stann Creek, Belize
Maya Beach Hotel
Maya Beach Hotel
719 Reviews
Placencia, Belize
Belize
Belize
Central America
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
106 posts
87 reviews
Save Reply
7. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

Without a car, I’d say yes. We had a car and stayed seven days but we don’t mind driving to do things.

Level Contributor
5 posts
92 reviews
Save Reply
8. Re: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?

We have been here 7 days, right now and we leave in 2 days and there's so much I feel like we have missed! I don't think 7 days are enough, nor will our 9 days be enough and I wish we would have at least spent 14 days here. There is so much to still discover! It's amazing here.

Reply to: Is seven days in Plalencia too much?
Get notified by e-mail when a reply is posted