Placencia was settled by the English Puritans who were originally from Nova Scotia in the 17th Century; however the settlement died out during the Central American wars of independence in the 1820’s.
The closest village to Placencia is Seine Bight, a historic Garifuna settlement.
Placencia is a former fishing village.
The Placencia Peninsula is sixteen miles long.
The name “Placencia” is actually a distortion of Punta Placentia, the name the Spaniards gave to the peninsula in the 1800’s.
The average temperature in sub-tropical Placencia is 80 degrees Fahrenheit, and the average humidity is 83%.
Placencia’s Main Street sidewalk has earned the distinction as the World’s Narrowest Street in the Guinness Book of World Records!
At the tip of a 16–mile peninsula, sits the quaint seaside Village of Placencia -the only place on mainland Belize that offers unspoiled white sand beaches and which is locally known as “Barefoot Perfect.”
Miles of natural sandy beach, a virgin mangrove–fringed lagoon, a wonderland of coral–studded cayes just off-shore, nearby jungle rivers (home to the howler monkey) and pristine rainforests, Garifuna, Creole and Maya cultures and ancient ruins, all within a short tour away, make Placencia Village the ideal location for the adventure traveler.
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