Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize

Placencia, Stann Creek, Belize

We found 199 vacation rentals — enter your dates for availability


Find the best place to stay — Placencia

Where to stay around Placencia, BZ?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 199 vacation rentals near Placencia. From 56 houses to 47 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Placencia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Placencia is laid back and worry-free

Placencia hugs a narrow peninsula along the Belizean coast and has carved out a niche as one of the top seaside spots in Central America. Its laidback ambience and worry-free lifestyle has long been a magnet for foreign ex-pats, who come to retire along its sunny shores. If you've scored a waterfront Placencia vacation rental, you can spend your days swinging in a hammock while sipping on a freshly-cut coconut and reading a book, or head off for seafaring adventures in search of giant whale sharks and colorful corals. The perfect place for a little winter sun with the family.

Swim with gentle giants in Placencia

First things first: it's unthinkable to vacation in Placencia without at least a day spent diving or snorkeling with an astonishing variety of colorful marine life. Look no further than the Laughing Bird Caye National Park, where you can swim with sea turtles and other creatures of the deep. If you've scored a vacation rental between April and July, you're in luck. This is whale shark season and sees dozens of these gentle giants migrate into the warm Belizean waters. Anglers shouldn't forget their rods. You're not going to want to miss an exciting afternoon out at sea, reeling in kingfish and wahoo.

Garifuna culture in Placencia

While Placencia doesn't have all that much in the way of historical attractions, it exudes Garifuna and Creole cultures in everyday life. There's no better place to experience their unique music, food and art than the charming village of Seine Bight, where old tradition and rituals are still present to this day. Lobsters are heavily regulated in Belize, with seasons for fishing defined and enforced. The start of the season always kicks off with Lobsterfest, a celebration of these delicious crustaceans. If you're a fan of seafood, hop on a plane and stay in a Placencia vacation rental in June where you can have your fill.

Escape the snows of winter in Placencia

Placencia vacation rentals get busiest between November and April, when the coast is dry and the skies are clear and bright. The beaches might be a little crowded, but that's a price worth paying for a near-perfect climate. Edging closer to rainy season, intrepid travelers might want to consider slipping into Belize to catch the start of lobster season and join in the festivities. If you don't mind the odd tropical downpour and would prefer to explore without the foreign crowds, book up a rental in September or October, when the prices take a nosedive. Just remember to pack an umbrella.

Placencia is a scuba diver's dream

Though Placencia has the odd land-dwelling critter that's worth spotting, the real magic lies in the surrounding ocean. A reef runs along almost the entire Belizean coastline and is 2nd in size only to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. You'd better pack your underwater camera, because your Instagram followers are not going to want to miss shots of lazy manatees, often called sea cows, harmless nurse sharks, or magnificent eagle rays. While you're there, look out for dolphins jumping in and out around the boats and huge loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles. This is truly a scuba diver's dream.