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Placencia, Belize

Placencia is a small town located on the Placencia Peninsula in the Stann Creek District of Belize. The eastern side of the Peninsula is a long expanse of white sand beach and heavy mangrove in some areas; the western side is bounded by a long narrow north-south trending bay of the Caribbean Sea.

Placencia used to be a fishing village but now offers some tourist amusement such as bars and entertainment like kayaking, snorkeling, diving, saltwater fly fishing, whale shark watching during the full moons between April and July of each year, light tackle saltwater fishing, as well as numerous restaurants and alocal art gallery.

Things to See & Do

* Swimming, kayaking
* Scuba diving
* Snorkeling
* Maya Beach
* Whale shark watching

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Belize Dollar (BZD)
Language – English, Spanish
Population – 750 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +501

Travel Links – Placencia is served by Placencia Airport.

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