Placencia is home to many hotels and resorts that all take advantage of the white-sand beaches that line this length of the coastline. Geographically situated at the tip of a peninsula, Placencia is surrounded on all sides by the Caribbean, making this one of the best places in the world to dive or snorkel with oceanic wanderers like the Whale Shark.
Go in search of the narrowest street in the world in Placencia town, or you can hop on a boat to cross the small channel separating this sliver of land from Placencia's island Cayes. One of the region's premiere eco-tourism gems, mangrove swamps cover the island banks, trailing into the clear, life-sustaining lagoon waters.
This is a popular region for sailing and beach holidays, with a range of excursions available from Placencia town, including trips to the mainland ruins or Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve.