Discover a selection of 480 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 air conditioning. Prices start at $180 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

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Placencia

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Placencia is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Placencia Beach (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Placencia Peninsula (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Maya Beach (6.7 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Laughing Bird Caye National Park (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve (24.1 mi / 38.7 km)
  • Hopkins Village Beach (25.7 mi / 41.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Placencia

The nearest airport is in Placencia (PLJ), located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Independence and Mango Creek (INB), which is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Placencia?

The heart wants what it wants, and right now that's to get away. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Placencia:

  • Around 8 miles from the center of Placencia, you'll love staying at "Villa Groovy Gecko Is A Belize Gold Standard 5 Bedroom Ocean Front". It has 5 bedrooms and a host of amenities including a fridge and a dryer.
  • "Little Harvest Private Island" also promises a memorable escape, offering 5 bedrooms, an oven, a highchair and more. It's around 1 mile from Placencia.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Placencia vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Placencia?

Nothing tops squeezing in a quick trip to perk you up. Pack your carry-on bag and get comfy in one of these superb weekend getaways in and near Placencia:

  • Located 9 miles to the north of the center of Placencia, "Beach Front, Private Home With Pool" is popular with nature fans and adventure lovers. Find your way to nearby outdoor attractions, including Moho Caye and Silk Caye Beach. Then, try some activities like cycling or sailing.
  • "Beach Front Cottage In The Heart Of Placencia Village" is another dream escape to consider. Around 0.1 miles northeast of Placencia, use it as a base to try some snorkeling or kayaking. Placencia Peninsula and Silk Caye Beach also have to be on your must-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Placencia?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish choice, perfectly suited for traveling sweethearts or solo stays. Spend your days exploring your surroundings and your nights chilling out in your comfy hideaway. These properties in or near Placencia are sure to please:

  • One of our top picks is "Luxury Beachfront Suite With Swim Up Pool Bar". Lock in a few nights at this popular abode and you'll have access to air conditioning and coffee and tea making facilities.
  • An equally good choice is "Quiet Seaside Apartment On Large Private Beach". Don't be fooled by its modest size — this cozy apartment is filled with useful amenities like beach towels, a living room and more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Placencia?

Just because you only have a day or two up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a boring hotel. Take off on vacation but still have the comforts of home at one of these short-term rentals in or around Placencia:

  • Close to the heart of Placencia, "Luxury Beachfront Cabana With Swim Up Pool Bar" is a terrific base for a whirlwind getaway. While you're about, don't miss well-known attractions like Dive Hamanasi and Hopkins Pier.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from "Luxury Beachfront Cabana With Swim Up Pool Bar", another enticing option. Anderson Lagoon and Hopkins Village Beach should be on your itinerary when you're ready to see the sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Placencia?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of evenings away with your sweetheart, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Placencia that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Sneak away on Friday afternoon for a few passion-filled evenings at "Villa Groovy Gecko Is A Belize Gold Standard 5 Bedroom Ocean Front". Located around 8 miles from Placencia, this place comes with lots of nice touches, like beauty services and air conditioning.
  • "Little Harvest Private Island" is another wonderful option that'll woo you. It's approximately 1 mile from Placencia and has massage services and a resort.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Placencia?

Share your stay and multiply the fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed escape with pals or a family reunion, there's no shortage of large group vacation rentals in and around Placencia:

  • Providing privacy, comfort and space, you'll get everyone's seal of approval at "Villa Groovy Gecko Is A Belize Gold Standard 5 Bedroom Ocean Front". Up to 12 people can stay at this escape which has 5 bedrooms, an ocean view and a water view. You'll find it around 8 miles to the north of Placencia.
  • "Little Harvest Private Island" is another impressive option. It's around 1 mile to the southwest of Placencia, has 5 bedrooms and welcomes up to 14 guests. Mountain views and a nearby waterfront are among the things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Placencia?

A pool is often a necessity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Placencia and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Pack your swimsuit and make yourself comfortable at "Beachfront House With Private Pool". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including books and nearby birdwatching activities.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or catching a few peaceful moments beside the water at "Blue Hole Cabana - All Seasons Guest House". This property is another top pick and features a toaster, a barbecue grill and more.

Placencia has a tropical rainforest climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75 ºF to 90 ºF. But there's no need to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the ideal Placencia vacation rental and organize your getaway for any time of year.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Placencia?

Whether you're getting away with the kiddos or you're taking all your relatives along, family vacations equal fun. These large rentals in and around Placencia have room for everyone — as well as everything you need to keep them happy:

  • Make your stay one to remember at "Villa Groovy Gecko Is A Belize Gold Standard 5 Bedroom Ocean Front". This pad has 5 bedrooms, caters to 12 guests and features lots of handy amenities, including a TV and nearby whale-watching activities. You'll find it around 8 miles north of Placencia.
  • Another top option is "Little Harvest Private Island". It's around 1 mile southwest of Placencia, has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 14 guests. Useful amenities here include a porch and a fridge.

If you're looking for family-friendly attractions nearby, Hopkins Pier promises a fun day out for all.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Placencia?

Cozy up with your kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Placencia and build some fantastic new memories together. Here's just a taste of what we've got:

  • "The Peach Seahorse Cabana At King Lewey's Island Resort" - This popular retreat offers coffee and tea making facilities and a nearby laundromat and is located around 1 mile to the northeast of central Placencia.
  • "The Red Snapper Cabana At King Lewey's Island Resort" - Another fabulous choice, this cabin comes with a theme park, childrens activities and more. You'll find it around 1 mile to the northeast of Placencia.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Placencia vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Placencia?

Absolutely. You'll find a good variety of one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Placencia. If you don't require much space, one of these popular properties is sure to be a perfect fit:

  • Great things come in small packages, and "Luxury Beachfront Suite With Swim Up Pool Bar" is a fantastic example of this. This one-bedroom property is in a convenient central location and offers guests amenities like a nearby waterfront and a beach view.
  • Or maybe "Quiet Seaside Apartment On Large Private Beach" matches your style better. Another central one-bedroom option, this place has a garden, a kitchen and more.