Several years ago, Placencia was considered a remote fishing village; abundant with natural beauty and resources, but relatively hard to get to. Thankfully in recent years it is easier to reach and is fast becoming much less of a secret!
Placencia is a peninsula, approximately 14-miles long, in southern Belize. Anyone who has had the pleasure of driving down the Hummingbird Highway into the village, will have driven down a gorgeous highway with mountains and tropical forests. Rustic Mayan villages dot the landscape, before you enter the northern part of the peninsula, parts of which are barely wider than the one road that leads to its southern tip! As you enter, you’ll perhaps notice a resemblance to the natural and open landscape of South Carolina.