Placencia is a sleepy town on the mainland towards the south of the Belize. The town is on a long peninsula with a sandy beach on the seaside and mangroves on the inland side. This is an ideal place to base yourself if you would like to explore many of the amazing things that Belize-s mainland has to offer. There are stunning jungle treks with white water rafting, or 'Tubing', there are amazing Mayan ruins going back some 4000 years. In and around Placencia there are a number of hotels or apartments that we can arrange, depending on your taste and budget.
Accommodation in the Placencia area does vary a lot depending on your taste and budget. There are one or two vary simple apartment building right near the beach and near the enter of town, walking distance from a number of bars and restaurants. These include Easy Living which has 4 two bedroom suits with one bathroom, a living room with kitchen and a balcony overlooking the sea. Mariposa Beach Suites has which is just outside town on the beach and has one bedroom suits with full kitchens and a veranda. Trade Winds is a simple Cabana hotel on the beach right near the centre of town, offering convenience and charm. The hotel bar is popular with saltwater fly fishermen and guides, so ideal to get the local fishing low down.
Turtle Inn - For those wanting the ultimate in luxury and tropical style. Turtle Inn is a perfect match. Film director Francis Ford Coppola owns the hotel, which opened recently; the hotel has a friendly and professional staff who have created a stunning tropical retreat. The cabanas and villas have wonderful wooden, stone and tiled finishes offering privacy and relaxation. The hotel-s two restaurants have some of the best food in the region, and are open to other people from the locality, creating a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Whippari Caye: Located 11 miles off the coast of Placencia, and surrounded by some of the finest permit waters found anywhere, lies the tiny island known as Whippari Caye.This charming little island is owned and operated by our good friends, Julian and Beverly Cabral. With warm smiles and ice cold Belikins at the ready, Julian and Bev make it very easy to unwind and adjust to the slow rhythms of island life.Julian is one of Belize’s top permit guides and as such, is a great source of information about the area. And it is precisely this area that makes fishing out of Whippari such a great experience. The permit fishing is excellent and there are few places that offer better shots at this challenging fish.Some of the permit flats are only a 5 minute boat ride away and there are several year round schools of tarpon within 15 minutes of the island. Whippari Caye can only accommodate 8 rods at a time, which makes it ideal for small groups looking for a unique and intimate setting. The cabanas are comfortable and each room has 2 double beds and its own private bathroom with hot and cold water.Hammocks on the porch invite weary anglers . to stop and rest while offering the perfect place to watch the sun set on another day in Permit Paradise.The thatched bar and restaurant at Whippari is the gathering point on the island. It’s a wonderful place to have a cold beer and dissect the day’s events while tying up a few Merkins or shooting a game of darts.The food is fantastic and the house specialty is fresh seafood. Lobster, conch, shrimp, and fresh fish are served daily (in season) and in abundant portions.