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Placencia Village Travel Guide: 97 reviews and 123 photos

Sidewalk Village

Placencia is an odd little village at the southern tip of a peninsula that's about halfway between Dangriga and Punta Gorda. Before a driveable road was built on the peninsula, life in the village developed around the dock and what is now known as The Sidewalk - a paved walkway along the beach. So if you really want to see Placenia, you have to walk it. Handpainted signs along the walkway point the way to guest houses, bars, restaurants and tour companies along the walkway. Don't expect a clear path once you venture off the pavement, but if you follow the general direction of the sign, you'll probably find what you're looking for.

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  • Last visit to Placencia Village: May 2003
  • Intro Updated Jun 9, 2003
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  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2008 at 4:46 PM

    Thanks for the very helpful page. Your account of the theft was particularly useful. Sad to here that this happened. I will be in Belize next month and found your tips to be quite strong.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2005 at 6:39 PM

    Great tips on your time in Placencia! All going well, my wife and I will be there in February. Thanks for the very helpful information!

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    Dec 23, 2004 at 9:50 AM

    Too bad you lost your camera and your taped memories. That is excellent advice tho, thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

  • JetlagCity's Profile Photo
    Jul 9, 2004 at 4:22 PM

    Thanks for the good info, we're considering Placentia for a future trip (those hammocks are calling my name!) Hot ocean water - now there's something I have to experience for myself!

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 10:06 AM

    Nice tips on an offbeat dive land. Maybe this vis is down a bit because the reefs are closer to the mainland? Thanks for the advice.

  • epicult's Profile Photo
    Aug 11, 2003 at 6:33 AM

    Wow! Glad to see you had a good time. A whale shark dive would be very cool although quite a bit cheaper down the street in Honduras I think. Some nice shots. Thanks!

  • dantes2's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2003 at 8:35 PM

    Another great place for a little R and R from the jungle....

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2003 at 8:49 AM

    Good picture of Placencia main street.


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