Placencia is a small village found in the Stann Creek District of Belize. Recently, tourism in the village has boomed, mainly due to the newly “discovered” tourism gems such as jungle highlands, beaches with amazing reefs, and the ruins of – believe or not – the ancient Mayans! In order to make the best of your trip to Placencia, here are six of the best activities you can do.
1. Diving with Whale Sharks
Placencia is home to the second largest barrier reef and has the ideal spot for divers and snorkelers. With more than 100 islands scattered just a few kilometers away from Placencia, travelers will have endless opportunities to explore the underwater habitat. Between the months of March and June, whale sharks can be spotted swimming lazily through the clear waters near the Placencia Penninsula. Whale sharks pose no threat to humans and swimming alongside them is truly a unique experience.