Placencia

Category
Destination
Type of Destination
Village
Population
3,458
District/Region
Stann Creek
Description
Highlights
  • Placencia Lagoon
  • Beach
  • Splash Dive Center
  • Seaside
  • Fishing
  • Clubs
About Location
Located at the southern tip of the Placencia Peninsula of the Stann Creek District, Placencia is a seacoast village where you can enjoy the best beaches in Belize. Visit the Placencia Lagoon where it is home to the manatees and saltwater crocodiles. You can relax on the seashore or travel a short distance to nearby archaeological sites, nature reserves and marine life.
 
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Parking
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Events
Placencia Lobster Fest The Lobster Fest in Placencia began in 1998 as a way to celebrate the culture and traditional heritage of the Placencia Peninsula. It is also a fundraising event ... morefor the Placencia Village Council and the Placencia Chapter of the Belize Tourism Industry Association, where all proceeds from the festival go towards improving the local economy and providing scholarships for local youth. The event plays a major role in sustaining local businesses during the low tourism season. This is the second segment of the Belize Lobster Festival and usually hosts plenty of fun and lively entertainment, games and music.
2019 Placencia Lobster Fest The Placencia Lobster Fest is scheduled from June 21 to June 23 and is jam-packed with games, entertainment, live music, competitions, and lobster-themed dishes. Be sure not to miss favorites like Cast Net where players toss a fishing net to try and pull in a coin lying on the ground and Reel in the Dinghy where players must use a fishing rod to capture and then reel in dinghies floating offshore. There are also the popular Mr. and Mrs. Physique beauty contest, tug of war games, hot wings eating contests, kayak races, and tipsy tuna tosses.
Why should you attend the 2019 Placencia Lobster Fest? The Placencia Lobster Fest is the most popular event of the season in Placencia. It is highly anticipated by locals and visitors. Filled with fun events, you are guaranteed a great time at the festival. Other than tasting delicious lobster dishes, you get to experience and celebrate the Belizean Culture.
How to get to the 2019 Placencia Lobster Fest? You can get to Placencia by private vehicle, a car rental, or a shuttle service. You can also get there by flight with Tropic Air or Maya Island Air.
Entrance Fee:
Free
Venue:
Placencia, Belize
Address:
Placencia, Belize
Start Date:
Friday, 21 Jun, 2019
District:
Stann Creek
Belize Lobster Fest 2019 There is no better time to kick of summer with Belize Lobster Fest. Coinciding with the first lobster harvest that continues through February 15, this annual ... moreseafood revelry is a popular event throughout the country of Belize. Lobster fest is celebrated at three exquisite locations, San Pedro, Caye Caulker, and Placencia, for three to nine days, depending on which Lobster Fest you are attending.

Around this same time, is when many travelers take advantage of the low prices to visit Belize, and you should too! While lobster might seem to dominate the dishes at Lobster fest, you can also try lionfish and participate in many other activities.
So where in Belize is Lobster Fest 2019 exactly held? The lobster fest is held in three main locations in Belize, each with its own unique festive environment. If you are ravenous for lobster and endless parties, then San Pedro might be the best option for you. San Pedro is known for their raves, live music, and gatherings. Certainly, you can expect more people to engage in this type of activity, especially because San Pedro’s Lobster fest last for about a week.

Placencia hosts lobster fest for about three days, and you can expect a bit of every sort of entertainment. Placencia also hosts many competitive games that you can engage on. Since Placencia is a peninsula, you can always take a bus ride inland to go site seeing, cave tubing, bird watching, and hiking in nearby locations in southern Belize.

If you are looking for a more relaxing lobster festive, then Caye Caulker might be the best option. While you are there, you can do many other activities such as snorkeling and go scuba diving. You can view a full list of Marine Tours at Belizing.com. Caye Caulker might also be the most affordable of all locations.

If you can afford to visit all locations, then do so, as this event is done once a year, at the most affordable time to travel Belize. You might also want to visit far inland, where you can still experience unique dishes of lobster, and certainly many more affordable adventures. Let's go Belizing at Lobster Fest!
Where is the 2019 Lobster Fest? The Lobster Fest will be hosted at San Pedro, Placencia and Caye Caulker. Choose one, or all, of the locations and have a blast at the beach, Enjoy delicious lobster meals or meet with lobster fishermen to see their catch of the day. There will be lots of fun including beach parties, live entertainment and concerts, and the Miss Lobster Festival competition.
Why should you attend the 2019 Lobster Fest? Lobster Fest is always a fun and exciting event for locals and travelers. There will be awesome beach parties with great prices on food, drink and accommodations this summer for the Lobster Fest Season!

Facebook pages:
Placencia: https: //www.facebook.com/PlacenciaLobsterfestBelize/
San Pedro: https: //www.facebook.com/cayecaulkerlobsterfest/
Caye Caulker: https: //www.facebook.com/San-Pedro-Lobster-Festival-172811686113460/
Venue:
Beachside
Address:
Placencia, San Pedro Town, or Caye Caulker
Start Date:
Saturday, 15 Jun, 2019
District:
Stann Creek, Island
Available Listings
$
45
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$
85
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Need shared shuttle Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from the San Ignacio, Cayo to Placencia. Fares are for One-Way trips departing from San Ignacio ... moreor from Placencia. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel or port.
$
45
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$
85
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Provider:
Need shared shuttle Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from the Philip Goldson International Airport to Placencia. Fares are for One-Way trips departing ... morefrom the airport or from Placencia. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel or port.
$
45
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$
150
/ Person
$
45
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$
150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
San Ignacio to Placencia & Hopkins shuttle Departs the Hodes Place in San Ignacio as soon as all passengers have boarded. ... more

Trip is about 3 hours to Placencia via the Hummingbird Highway.

Optional stop at Belmopan city for a quick break.

Drop off near the hopkins police station. Local taxi is available to your hotel.

Individual drop off to your hotel along the Placencia peninsula is included.
$
45
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$
150
/ Person
$
45
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$
150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Placencia/Hopkins to San Ignacio Shared Shuttle Luxury affordable daily shared shuttle service from Placencia or Hopkins to San Ignacio. Pick up from any hotel along the Placencia ... morepeninsula. Pick up from downtown Hopkins. 

Departs from Placencia around 5:30 pm. Individual pick up from your hotel along the Placencia peninsula is included.

Departs from Hopkins Village about 7:00pm with pick up near the hopkins police station. Local taxi is available from your hotel.

Optional stop at Belmopan city for a quick break.

Arrives at San Ignacio at 9:30/10:00 pm. 
$
45
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$
150
/ Person
$
45
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$
150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
 (1)
Shared Shuttle: Placencia or Hopkins to International Airport  Luxury affordable daily shared shuttle service from Placencia and Hopkins to the International Airport. Pick up from ... moreany hotel along the Placencia peninsula. Pickup near Hopkins police station.

Departs from the Placencia in the morning after all passengers are onboard. The drive to the airport is about 3 hours, with a quick stop in Hopkins, and an optional bathroom break and convenience store stop near Belmopan.
$
26
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$
55
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Julian's Transfers is here to accommodate your recreational travel needs to and from various locations in Belize.
$
45
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$
150
/ Person
$
45
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$
150
/ Adult
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
 (2)
Shared Shuttle from International Airport to Placencia Luxury affordable daily shared shuttle service to Placencia. Drop off to any hotel along the Placencia peninsula.... more
Departs from the airport in the afternoon after all passengers are onboard. The drive to Placencia is about 3 hours, with an optional bathroom break and convenience store stop near Belmopan.
$
50
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$
100
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Perched at the southern tip of a long, narrow, sandy peninsula, the village has long enjoyed a reputation as 'the cay you can drive to' – a fully-paved 27-mile road heads off ... morethe Southern Hwy via Maya Beach and Seine Bight to the tip of the peninsula. Placencia can be a lot of fun, but how you feel about it really depends on what you're looking for. If it's laid-back ambiance, varied accommodations, boat access to private islands and some of the best restaurants in Southern Belize, this beachfront hangout may be for you. During the full moons of May and June especially, divers and snorkelers are drawn here as whale sharks come to feed in the nearby waters.

Pick up from requested location and drop off in Placencia
$
500
/ Group
Departs From:
Placencia
Whether you want to scuba, snorkel, fish, spearfish look for lobsters and conch, visit a resort or a secluded island to just relax. It can be done, we can’t combine all the activities ... morebut we can sure stuff in quite a bit in one day. 

After you book with us we will be in contact to plan out our day and make the perfect day at sea. Some favorite combinations are

Snorkeling while hunting lobsters and conch then a beach BBQ on a secluded island

Fishing and snorkeling along with a beach BBQ

Fishing and snorkeling with lunch at a resort island

Scuba diving your way, if you’re a novice we will help you hone your skills, if you’re experienced we can help you enjoy the dive sites the way you like

No certification scuba Diving, we will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy a day of scuba diving

Just fish all day with lunch on the go

Just go to a secluded island or a resort island and relax all day.

Snorkel with the turtles at the Silk Cayes

Visit 2 marine reserves in one day and snorkel to your leisure

Snorkel pristine reefs that aren’t normally trafficked on an everyday basis by tourist
$
90
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$
145
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Provider:
Our tour is an all-day tour, we depart our dive centre at 9 am and return at 330pm We depart to a private island for the day, (50-minute boat ride). ... more

Here we drop off snorkelers who snorkel off the beach of the Island, while the divers go off the Boat, your first dive and snorkel last approximately 50 minutes. After this, we then prepare our finger licking island bbq on the island for lunch.

After an hour lunch and enjoying the island, we then go for a second dive and snorkel, also lasting approximately 50 minutes, when this is completed, the entire group ( both snorkelers and divers) gets back on the boat and go to Turtle alley, where we swim with Turtles, Rays and Nurse Sharks for about 25 minutes. ( turtle alley snorkel is only done when tours go to Silk Caye)

When this is completed we then head back to the mainland
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