Vella's Vacation Rentals

Placencia, Belize

Sea Glass Beach Loft Placencia, Belize

We’re pleased to offer you the following resources and recommendations when staying at our house in Placencia, Belize.

Flying to Placencia

If flying from Belize City to Placencia, we personally use Tropic Air. Maya Island Air is also a good choice.


  • Central Reservations (+501) 226-2012 / 226-2626
  • Reservations (WhatsApp Only) (+501) 622-5857
  • Honduras Reservations (+504) 2290-1885
  • Toll Free (USA & Canada) 1-800-422-3435
  • Toll Free (Belize) 0-800-4-TROPIC

Reservation lines, including message based, are answered daily 6:30 AM to 6:30PM (Belize Time /GMT -06:00).


Car Rental

If you’re planning to rent a car, we have a couple recomemndations.

Crystal Auto Rental
They are very professional and have two convenient locations, one at the Belize International Airport and the other less than a 10-minute taxi ride away.

Contact Information
Email: [email protected]
Reservation Phone Information:
U.S. Phone #: (936)-307-1325 – U.S. Fax: 1-866-698-3053
Belize City Local Numbers:
Main Office Phone#: (501) 223-1600 Main Office Fax#: (501) 223-1900

Placencia Car Rental
For over six years, Placencia Car Rental has been serving customers from all over the world.

Contact Information
Tel. (+501) – 523 3284 or (+501) – 6723284
Email:  [email protected]

Shuttle Service

If you prefer to use a shuttle service, we recommend this shuttle company.

Roam Belize Shuttles, Tours & Car Rentals
Tel. +501-670-7870 or +501-522-2328
Email: [email protected]


There are always taxis at the airport and the cost is approximately $20BZ from the Placencia airport to our Sea Glass Beach Loft. We recommend Keith’s Taxi Service 660-3590


Monkey River

If you’d like to visit Monkey River, we highly recommend Percy King of the Holler Monkeys at Barebones Tours.


Day Tripper Catamaran Placencia Village, Belize, gives a great day out snorkeling, including lunch and rum punch. The crew is amazing and knowledgable. You can’t go wrong with this day trip or even a sunset sail! They even do private charters. Their most popular option is Snorkel and Sail for a mere $75 USD – you can’t go wrong.

If you are a diver or love to snorkel, then SeaHorse Dive Shop, Placencia Village Belize, is our pick. They do one of our favorite snorkel trips out to Silk Caye. Great day on this beautiful little island. Amazing snorkeling, the sea life and barrier reef are outstanding, not to mention the crystal clear turquoise blue water that takes you breath away. A Belizean style lunch is included. The boat ride to this little slice of paradise is about 45 minutes. You might even see a group of dolphins jumping to say hello. A day you will never forget.
 Rental Gear
If you are a kayaker, paddle boarder, or just want to rent some snorkeling gear to do your own thing, then Simon is your guy. He is the owner of Placencia Awesome Water Sports, located next to Tipsy Tuna’s right off the famous Placencia Sidewalk.

Golf Cart Rental

If you’re interested in renting a golf cart to get around, check out Captain Jack’s. Another great option is Barefoot Rentals – they have cars, golf carts and and a multitude of tours, such as Mayan Ruins, Cave Tours, Jungle Adventures, and The Great Barrier Reef Tours to name a few.


Must go-to restaurant:
  • Vella’s & Field’s
  • Rumfish Placencia Village (dinner)
  • Barefoot Bar, Placencia Village (a 2 minute walk from the Loft)
  • Cozy Corner (breakfast & lunch )
  • Detach (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tutti Fruiti – best Gelato in Belize

Info About Placencia

To find local events in and around Placencia Village, ask questions, or get recommendations before your trip, go to: