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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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.
2018 Placencia Lobster Fest The 2018 Placencia Lobster Fest is scheduled from June 22 to June 24 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 2018 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.
Entrance Fee:
Free
Venue:
Placencia, Belize
Address:
Placencia, Belize
Start Date:
Friday, 22 Jun, 2018
District:
Stann Creek
Belize Lobster Fest 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 seafood ... morerevelry 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 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!
2018 Lobster Fest The 2018 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 2018 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:
Friday, 15 Jun, 2018
District:
Stann Creek, Island
Available Listings
$
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. 

The price for diving $145USD/ snorkel $90USD per person, and is inclusive of:
$
170
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Silk Cayes is a marine reserve consisting of 3 small islands formerly known as the Queen Cayes. The Marine Reserve host over 25 species of reef fish, different corals and much more! ... moreThe Silk Caye is considered one of healthiest areas in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System due to its elevation and water quality. It is a great destination to snorkel, scuba dive or simply spend a day on the island! Snorkelers sightsee the reefs surrounding the islands. Scuba Divers, on the other hand, are able to explore the diverse dive sites the Silk Caye has to offer. As a bonus, each guest including the divers gets a chance to snorkel with the Sharks, Rays and Turtles!
$
90
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
A half-hour boat ride through the mangroves takes you to Monkey River Village, a small village with approximately 200 residents in Southern Belize. Upriver, your licensed tour guide ... morewill lead you into the rainforest in search of howler monkeys which communicate with each other to declare their territory. You can also expect to see crocodiles in the water, huge iguanas on tree branches sunning themselves, turtles, and many species of tropical birds. Your guide will also point out the different plants and trees many of which are used for medicine by local bush doctors. As you hike through the jungle further from the river you may spot gibnuts also known as the royal rats, deer, ocelots, peccaries, tapirs, coatimundis and agoutis. Before heading out on a manatee watch and back to Placencia, we stop at Miss Alice's restaurant, where you buy a genuine Kriol lunch.
$
120
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
Silk Cayes is a marine reserve consisting of 3 small islands formerly known as the Queen Cayes. The Marine Reserve host over 25 species of reef fish, different corals and much more! ... moreThe Silk Caye is considered one of healthiest areas in the Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System due to its elevation and water quality. It is a great destination to snorkel, scuba dive or simply spend a day on the island! Snorkelers sightsee the reefs surrounding the islands. Scuba Divers, on the other hand, are able to explore the diverse dive sites the Silk Caye has to offer. As a bonus, each guest including the divers gets a chance to snorkel with the Sharks, Rays, and Turtles!
$
150
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$
250
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Private Shuttle Service by Belize Ground Shuttle. Reliable shuttle service anywhere in Belize to or from the International Airport. All our vans are brand new and reliable. All rides ... morefeature a professional driver, and WiFi onboard. We can accommodate up to 10 passengers, with space for luggage.

Pay Only ONE Group Rate.
$
200
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$
250
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature safe and comfortable air condition vehicle for the shuttle transfer of your choice. Call us today to ride in class.
$
210
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$
300
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature safe, reliable and comfortable 14 seaters and a minivan with air condition. Book with us today to ride in class.
$
125
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$
200
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
We feature safe, reliable and comfortable 15 seater vans and minivans. Contact us today to ride in class with our experienced drivers.
$
250
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
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