Discover a selection of 441 vacation rentals in Placencia, BZ that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $85 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Placencia. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Placencia

The nearest airport is in Placencia (PLJ), located 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Independence and Mango Creek (INB), which is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Placencia, BZ?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 441 vacation rentals around Placencia. From 89 house rentals to 65 villa rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beachfront property in Placencia?

There's nothing quite like sand between your toes and salt spray on your skin. It's time to muster up your pals for a beach escape like no other. Vrbo has 194 beachside rental homes. Alternatively, you may like to try something a bit different. Vrbo has plenty of options, including:

  • 179 beach-view vacation rentals.
  • 178 ocean-view vacation rentals.
  • 163 oceanfront vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Placencia?

If you're looking for a home away from home for your upcoming trip, renting an entire house is a fantastic idea. You'll have the space you need for all your getaway activities. There are 95 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $49 a night. If that doesn't fit with your posse's style, we've got a number of other rental options to choose from, such as:

  • Villa: 68 vacation homes. Prices start from $56 per night.
  • Condo: 55 vacation homes. Prices start from $66 per night.
  • Apartment: 37 vacation homes. Prices start from $65 per night.

Can I stay in Placencia in a large group?

Vacations spent with your friends and loved ones can be a lot of fun, particularly when you're sleeping under the same roof in an awesome new place! If you'll be traveling with a large group, Vrbo can help you. House vacation homes are the most popular option here for large groups of guests. Our extensive database presently has 27 available. Around this area, the rental options that can accommodate bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a party of 6, we have 91 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Spend a night for as little as $90.
  • If you've got 5 in your squad, you'll be pleased to discover that there are 50 vacation homes suitable. Prices start at $78 per night.
  • Seeking places for rent catering to 8 people? You'll be pleased to discover we have 36 that will fit the bill. You can secure one for as little as $175 per night.

You and all your mates will be in good hands when you organize your Placencia travels with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Placencia?

Vrbo has a selection of terrific cost-conscious rentals. Treat your group to a lavish night out or hang around a bit longer with all the money you save. When it comes to getting your hands on an awesome deal, your first stop ought to be Caribbean Way. Here, Vrbo has 6 rentals at an average price of $205 per night. There are another 27 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Surfside. The average price in this area is $326 a night.