Placencia Lobster Fest

Alert: Some details may have changed due to COVID-19.
Type Of Event
Start Date
Friday, 25 Jun, 2021
Entrance Fee

  • Beach Parties
  • Lobster Galore
  • Snorkeling
  • Live Entertainment by Mile 41, Pantempters Steel Orchestra, DJ Dalla, DJ Jago and More!
  • Old Master Rum Punch Competition, Belikin Beer Drinking Competition,
  • Placencia Rotary Club Rubber Ducky Race
  • The Fishermen's Day Saltwater Fishing Tournament
  • The Placencia BTIA Raffle
  • T-Shirt Art Competition, Tipsy Tuna Toss, Throw The Cast Net
  • Mr. & Ms. Physique
About Event

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 for 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.

2020 Placencia Lobster Fest

The Placencia Lobster Fest is scheduled from June 26 to June 28 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 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 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.
Suitable for:
What to bring?
  • Cash | Credit Card
  • Beachwear
  • Sunblock
  • Camera
Scuba Diving
Sun Tanning
Water Sports
Water Taxi
Wind Surfing
Outline of Event
6/26/2020CANCELLED FOR 2020
Contact Information
Contact Number:
Location Information
Placencia, Belize
Placencia, Belize
Stann Creek
Is Transportation provided?:
Transport Info.
Important Transportation/Pickup Information
1. Aircraft
2. Private Vehicle:
3. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles
4. Public Transportation (Bus)
5. Taxi

For a detailed description of these options, visit the FAQs section below.

To arrange a shuttle/rental/charter, visit has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here:
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Aircraft: a. There are domestic flights to Placencia available via Tropic Air and Maya Island Air. If you would like to view the Maya Island Air flights schedule, visit If you would like to view the Tropic Air flights schedule, visit 2. Private Vehicle: a. If you own a vehicle or has access to a private vehicle and have a valid driver’s license, you can drive to the Placencia Lobster Festival. 3. Rentals/Charters/Shuttles: a. If you would like to drive or be driven directly to the Placencia Lobster Festival, you can rent a vehicle (make sure you have a valid driver’s license) or request a charter or shuttle to transport you to Placencia. Arranging this option is easy, has a wide range of rental, charter and shuttle options to book today! See the options here: (Shuttles) (Rentals/Charters) 4. Public Transportation (Buses): a. On the mainland, buses can take you anywhere along the highways. Getting on a bus would require you to go to the town’s bus terminals or wait at the road side of a main road. 5. Taxi: a. If you are staying in Placencia or somewhere near Placencia, this option is feasible. Fares would depend the distance from the festivities.
The standard exchange rate in Belize is $1 USD = $2 BZD. Valid U.S. dollars are accepted countrywide.
Whats Nearby
Ranguana Caye is a private island located an hour off the coast of Placencia, Belize. It is next to the Belize Barrier Reef and offers excellent snorkeling and fishing from shore. ... morePlacencia is a peninsula in Southern Belize. We recommend spending a night or two before and after your stay at Ranguana Caye in Placencia. Visit the Placencia sidewalk, beach bars, and try local cuisine. Ask us if you'd like recommendations for where to stay or what to do in Placencia!
Type of Destination:
Caye (Island)
Near Placencia
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 ... moreLagoon 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.
Type of Destination:
Phone Service, Restaurants, Camping, Parking, Car Rentals, ATM services, Banks, Sports Bars, Night Clubs, Public Parks
Stann Creek
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Destinations/Attractions Nearby
Tours & Shuttles
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Departs From:
Relax like you’ve never relaxed before! Belize is famous for its laid-back attitude, and Placencia is the perfect place to celebrate it. Everything on the peninsula is calm and stress-free, ... morefrom the breeze in the coconut palms to the waves lazily lapping the shore. Placencia’s beaches are often declared the very best on mainland Belize.

Placencia is only an hour away and it has so much to offer such as local art galleries, gift shops, and restaurant

A Fun Fact about Placencia Belize: Placencia’s Main Street sidewalk has earned the distinction as the World’s Narrowest Street in the Guinness Book of World Records!
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Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Ground transfer between Hopkins Village and Placencia. Book a private shuttle from Hopkins to your Placencia area hotel or BnB. This private Placencia - Hopkins shuttle is scheduled ... moreat your desired time.

Ride in style and comfort with Julian Transfers private shuttles. Julian's Transfers is here to accommodate your recreational travel needs to and from all major locations in Belize:

Prices depend on your group size.

Hopkins to Placencia or

Placencia to Hopkins
/ Person
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Shuttle service between Belize International Airport and Placencia. Book a private shuttle from Belize City Airport to your Placencia area hotel or BnB. This private Placencia shuttle ... moreis scheduled at your desired time.

Ride in style and comfort with Julian Transfers private shuttles. Julian's Transfers is here to accommodate your recreational travel needs to and from all major locations in Belize:

Prices depend on your group size. Scroll down or click the Book Now button to see your prices.

Belize International / Municipal Airport to Placencia or

Placencia to Belize International / Municipal Airport
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Premium Rentals is a Belizean owned company providing vehicle rental and shuttles for the past years. Are you looking for a reliable and trustworthy shuttle service? Well, look no ... morefurther, we offer a full line of shuttle services in Belize. Drive in comfort from our International Airport to beautiful in one of our well-maintained vehicles.
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Shuttle Service from San Ignacio Town to Placencia.
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Departs From:
Usually, our tours start from 9 pm roughly to 3 pm, giving you a little extra time so that you really enjoy yourself. We always take time in considering your needs and try to make ... moreyou fulfill your wishes. We will go snorkeling roughly to an hour depending on your age range, have lunch then after, a little walk on the island and chill in a hammock. We can also do a second snorkel if you want to if not, we decide to head back sailing-in nice and slow with the Caribbean breeze!
/ Group
Type of Vehicle:
Mini Van
Need shuttle Transportation, Private Transportation, and Transfers? We provide a comfortable ride to and from the Philip Goldson International Airport to Placencia. Fares are for One-Way ... moretrips departing from the airport or from Placencia. Pickup and Drop off directly to your hotel.
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