The Placencia Belize peninsula, a once quiet fishing village is today a captivating and preferred tourism destination. This tiny village located in Southern Belize is known for a wide range of water sports including: snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, fishing beach combing and tanning!
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The ambiance of Placencia is a laid-back relaxing atmosphere combined with a multicultural experience embedded in its people, food, and music. Choose to relax on the sandy secluded beach of Placencia or take a day tour scuba diving or snorkeling out in the Belize Barrier Reef a World Heritage Site.  After a long day of activities visit downtown Placencia and choose from only the finest array of restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.  If you were fishing or on a lion fish safari, the restaurant will likely agree to cook your catch.  
Placencia celebrates its people and its culture all-year round with its yearly scheduled festivals such as:
Placencia Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival
The Sidewalk Arts and Music Festival celebrated in February, truly brings forth the artistic cultural experience found in its people. Artist from all over Belize and abroad gather on the village beach sidewalk to boast of their art and music.
The Placencia Lobster Fest
Each year in June in celebration of the opening of the Lobster season Placencia hosts a grand festival where everything is made of lobster. The music, games, contests, lobster competition, beers, and food, are all part of the weekend beach party at “The Placencia Lobster Fest”.
The Placencia Lionfish Tournament
A fairly new tradition in an effort to save our reef the Placencia community now holds a Lionfish Tournament each year. The Lionfish tournament kicks off with a fishing competition and ends with a Lionfish cook-off!  Not only is this a lot of fun but it is a great way to contribute to preservation of the reef ecology!  These lion fish do not belong here and they are eating so many of the juvenile fish and other critters that are critical to the health of the reef.
Splash Dive Center Environmental Day
In celebration of Earth Day everyone is invited to Laughing Bird Caye National Park with the aim to collect as much trash as possible on CLEANUP DAY! The Splash Kids Club along with as many as 100 kids from the area village volunteer on this one day of the year to cleanup the the trash particularly on the north end of the caye.  This part of the caye is normally closed to the public as it is a bird rookery but the rangers open it up for this important environmental cleanup work.  
The quiet village of Placencia has grown into the kind of place where everyone would want to live.  For many is has become to many their home away from home!

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