Sunday, 23 March 2014

The Quiet Village of Placencia| Events and Festivals

The Placencia peninsula, a once quiet fishing village is today a charming preferred tourism destination. This tiny village located in Southern Belize is known to offer a wide range of water sports including: snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and fishing. 


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.

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 – 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!

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 – CLEANUP DAY! The Splash Kids Club along with others from Placencia village volunteer on this day to cleanup the trash found on the island that are hazardous to our reef.

The quiet village of Placencia has grown into a tourism destination: it has become to many their home away from home!

Contact me at patricia@splashbelize.com to find out more about the quiet village of Placencia and to book your next Placencia adventure.