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Placencia Lagoon

Placencia lagoon, home to Sunsail's new base, forms the gateway to your Belizean sailing adventure; from here you can take some land-based tours to the numerous cascading waterfalls and archaeological ruins of the Mayan culture, or head up Monkey river to see howler monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and many more exotic creatures hidden in the lush green jungle. The cave at Blue Creek is not for the faint hearted, enjoy the caves colossal beauty, as with headlights in place and lifejackets on you’ll swim/hike through this mysterious underworld of the Maya.  Water based activities are plentiful from kayaking, salt water fly-fishing, reef dives and whale watching trips to choose from. You’re truly spoilt for choice here.

The small coastal town of Placencia itself is definitely worth a visit. This charming town feels relatively undiscovered and unspoilt by tourism. There’s an infectious laid-back Belizean vibe and the local residents are friendly and welcoming. Explore the narrow streets, browsing at the many rustic and traditional wares for sale.  You’ll not be disappointed with the choices of where to dine out, as there’s plenty of fine dining restaurants and bars offering fresh seafood and a host of local delicacies to choose from.

After spending the day immersing yourself in the Belizean culture and lifestyle, hop back onboard and prepare to set sail towards one of the most naturally beautiful cruising grounds in the world.



  • Available at the Marina

Things to do

  • Dining out at one of Placencia’s many bars and restaurants is a brilliant start to your charter holiday
  • The market is a great place to browse and you can buy all kinds of local products
  • Don’t forget to check out some of the land-based tours before you head out to sea
  • There’s plenty of rich cultural Maya history and rainforest jungles to explore


  • Dockage
  • water
  • ice
  • provisions available from the base.