Placencia is a small village in the south of the Stann Creek District; it lies on the tip of a peninsula about 70 miles by sea from Belize City.
Placencia boasts nearly 16 miles of white sand fronting a calm turquoise sea and backed by palm tree. What better way to get there than by a thrilling sight-seeing helicopter ride. There are two different routes to choose from for the helicopter transfer from the Belize International Airport to Placencia.
Option 1: Transfer via Victoria Peak to Placencia (Blue Route)
As you departs from the Belize International Airport your flights takes you over the majestic mainland as you soar over rivers, Lagoons and caves. Your flight first takes you over the winding Sibun River with its many twist and turns. You will then fly over Manatee Caves as we head out to the green pastures of the beautiful forest of Belize. Your journey continues as you soar across the Mountain Pine Ridge area to have a bird’s eye view at the second-highest elevation in Belize, Victoria Peak. This mountain is 3,675 feet high and is surrounded by the tropical rainforest. It located on the remote northern boundary of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary which is world renowned for being the first Jaguar Reserve. Your flight comes to an end as you arrive at your final destination – Placencia.
Option 2: Reef Flight Transfer to Placencia (Red Route)
As you depart from the Belize International Airport your flight takes you directly to the exotic view of the world’s second largest reef, Belize’s Barrier Reef, stretching for more than 185 miles along the coast and extending 50 miles offshore, the barrier reef complex in Belize is a true treasure among the coral reef communities of the Caribbean. Be one of the lucky passengers to view a manatee either sun-bathing or just taking a swim along the Cayes. As your flight continues you will fly over Ramsey’s Caye, Long Caye, and Crawfish Caye among others. Throughout your flight, look closely at the clear waters as you might see a dolphin, sting ray or shark in the waters. Your flight comes to an end as your reach your final destination – Placencia.