This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Placencia Peninsula reviews
"The last few moments in this very comfortable, clean and well equipped villa before heading back a cold New England. What an amazing 10 days here at Starfish Villa. Paul and Gail provided a wonderful welcome, helped with excursions and made sure things went off without a hitch or concern. We will miss our early morning cup of coffee on the palapa watching the sun rise over the water. Afternoons cooling off in the pool and evenings cooking in or trying a new resturant in the village. All the reviews are accurate and we would reclined this villa to friends and family (and have). As for excursions and restaurants, you can't go wrong here, Paul and Gail know everyone and the trip advisor ratings are accurate. Paul and Gail, a huge thank you for allowing us to enjoy your beautiful home!!"Guest: Richard V. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 4, 2015View listing
"Our week-long stay at Casa Laguna Vista was marvelous as was our time in the wonderful little country of Belize. We totally enjoyed the lovely house with all of its amenities. Everything was as advertised. The home is "like new" and very well appointed. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the kitchen very much. The front and back porches were much used. We definitely plan to return to Belize and again make Casa Laguna Vista our base for sightseeing."Guest: World Traveler Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 16, 2014View listing
"My (now) wife and I just back from our honeymoon in Placencia and we're already hoping to get back as quickly as we can! Placencia is definitely off the beaten path and it will take a little extra traveling to get there, but it's well worth it. The people are wonderful, the food excellent and you have the flexibility to either take it easy or go on an adventure with a tour agency (we went up to the ATM cave with Pirate's Point Adventure Tours and Shane was excellent) or book through Francisco, who works at the condo and can help arrange most tours if you ask him. If you go fishing and decide to keep your catch, a place called The Shak has a "you hook it, we cook it" option - unfortunately we found out about that too late, so weren't able to take advantage of it. The condo itself was excellent. It's a bit large for only two people, but that didn't detract from our stay. Having the pool on site was also a big plus. The condo is at the very end of the peninsula, which makes it an ideal location if you want a quiet place to stay. You do have the option to rent a bike or golf cart to get to and from the main part of the village; we walked most of the time and didn't have any issues. (If you're looking got do some inland adventures, most tour agencies can arrange transportation. Yes, you will pay for it, but it is worth it.) It's maybe a 5-10 minute walk and, even during the hottest part of the day, it wasn't unbearable. We are very happy that we stayed here and would recommend this location to anyone else looking to visit Placencia."Guest: DCB Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 5, 2014View listing
"My wife and I recently shared this home for a week with 2 other couples. We enjoyed everything about the property. Beautiful private beach, easy access to town and dinning. Aaron was very accommodating and offered many suggestions for things to do and places to eat. I would highly recommend this property."Guest: jason r. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 21, 2014View listing
Placencia Peninsula Travel Tips
Unwind and Relax at Placencia Peninsula Vacation Rentals
Belize is a beautiful vacation destination. The lush coastline and barrier reef attract divers from all around the world that come to explore its underwater wonders. It’s a place where you can enjoy nature, partake in a wide variety of activities and still take some time out to simply enjoy the view. The Placienda Peninsula is a popular destination for honeymooners and people who are looking for a peaceful beach vacation. Travelers that like to explore nature and have an interest in bird watching, butterflies and unusual flora can explore the forests and trails. A little further inland, there are a number of Mayan ruins that will be of interest to people who enjoy studying ancient cultures.
Excursions and Things to Do near Placencia Peninsula House Rentals
Placencia’s primary attraction is the barrier reef that runs the length of Belize. The second-largest barrier reef in the world, it has spectacular dive sites and is an amazing natural phenomenon. Underwater canyons, walls and coral bommies are home to host of reef fish and marine creatures.
Sailing is a great eco-friendly way to explore the coastline near Placencia. Cruise charters can take you to snorkel on the reefs and explore secluded beaches and cays. Sit back and relax with a cocktail and enjoy cruising the calm tropical waters.
About a half-hour from Placencia is the small village of Monkey River. From there, you can take a leisurely trip upriver spotting wildlife along the way. If you’re fortunate, you could see the shy manatees, green iguana, boa constrictors, crocodiles and wild deer. The local guides are extremely knowledgeable and provide an entertaining narration during the tour. The bird life is abundant and occasionally you can hear the monkeys in the trees above.
To see the Mayan Ruins at Lubaantun and Nim Li Punit, you will need to join a full-day excursion. On it, you can see the partially excavated sites and hear about the ancient mythology from the local guides. It’s an eerie and enchanting experience.
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is about an hour from Placencia. It is the world’s first jaguar sanctuary. Although sightings are rare, touring the sanctuary is still a wonderful experience as you get to see many unique species of plants, animals and birds.
What to Take with You When Staying at Placencia Peninsula Villas
Since it is a tropical destination, you can afford to pack quite light. The essentials are good sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable shoes and your swimsuit. In general, the clothing is quite casual. Lightweight cotton shirts, shorts and skirts are most suitable for the climate. If you are planning on doing some nature walks or excursions, make sure you have a comfortable pair of walking shoes. Insect repellant is another essential. It’s advisable to wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants at night and on jungle tours to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Leave valuables such as expensive jewelry at home. If you are keen photographer, pack an extra memory card as you are likely to take loads of photos.
When to Visit Belize Vacation Rentals
Placencia is a destination that has a year-round warm tropical climate. From May to November, the weather is hot and humid and tropical storms can occur at the end of the season. The summer months are somewhat dryer and run from December to April. The most popular travel period is between December and February which coincides with the dryer weather. Travel during peak season does come at a premium and if you are on a budget, it's worth looking at traveling in mid-season. The low season is during September and October when hurricanes are most likely to occur.