Placencia is a charming, low-key fishing village located at the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula in southeastern Belize. Bordered on one side by a lovely mangrove-lined lagoon and on the other by the Caribbean Sea, Placencia is renowned for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
Getting to Placencia Village from Belize International is easier than you think. Placencia is located about 100 miles south of Belize City and the International Airport and there are various ways you can get to Placencia.
All international flights land at the Philip Goldson airport in Belize City, but you can fly to Placencia on either of Belize’s two domestic air carriers (Tropic Air and Maya Island Air) from Belize City or any other airstrip in the country. From Belize City, there are at least five daily flights that begin in the early morning and continue through the early evening. All flights are on a 9-13 Cessna aircraft and the travel time is about 35 minutes.
Untame Belize operates a shuttle service from the international airport in Belize City to Placencia. No matter where you’re going in Belize, whether it’s Belmopan, Dangriga, San Ignacio, Hopkins, Placencia, Corozal, Orange Walk, and beyond, Untame Belize will get you there in comfort and style. Untame Belize operates a fleet of modern, fully-equipped vehicles that are perfectly suited to the highways and byways of Belize. All of the Untame Belize shuttles have air conditioning, and plenty of room for passengers and luggage.
Untame Belize is 100% locally owned and operated, and the company employs only drivers with years of experience. Every driver is licensed and certified in defensive driving
Taxis in Belize are not restricted to one city, and can take you from anywhere in the country to Placencia. Be aware that you’ll have to negotiate the price with the driver.
The most economical option is to take a bus from Belize City to Placencia. There are two buses that run this route daily, the last leaving at 12:00 PM, so be aware of the schedule if you’re flying in on the same day that you want to travel to Placencia. The journey takes about 3 hours.
To get to Placencia you can also choose the option of renting a vehicle. It makes sense to rent a car if you intend to cover a lot of ground during your Belize holiday. Vehicles await you at both Belize Airports and there are two car rental agencies in Placencia.