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Palencia beach

Ultimate guide (December 2023)
Palencia beach - is a peninsula in southern Belize with the best beaches in the country. There are three main areas (from north to south) - Maya Beach, Seine Bight and Placencia Village. Nim Li Punit mayan ruins and the Great Barrier Reef are located relatively close to the beach. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This beach ranks #2 of the "Best beaches in Belize"
Rating: 8.6 - 334 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 16.560595, -88.362929

Hotels [edit]

The peninsula has a great choice of hotels, including relatively inexpensive options. However, the overall price level is quite high (like in US).

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Belize International Airport (BZE). Then take a bus from Belize City via Dangriga town. Total road will take a minimum of 5 hours. There is also a direct shuttle minibus Belize City - Palencia (3 hours per way).

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When to go [edit]

The best time for a beach holiday in Belize is a dry season from mid-January to May. Please note, that there are too many seaweed ashore during the hurricane season (from June to October) - like everywhere in the Caribbean.

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Useful information [edit]

Spellcheck note: In Belize the village is named Placencia, not Palencia.

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Belize, Turneffe, Turneffe Island Resort beach, aerial view 8.0
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Rating: 7.7 (327 votes)
Guatemala, Puerto Barrios, Punta de Palma beach, boat 7.9
94 km to the south
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Rating: 7.9 (596 votes)
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