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Placencia Airport

The Placencia Airport stands as one of Belize’s most picturesque aviation hubs, serving the entirety of the stunning Placencia Peninsula and its surrounding communities. Identified by the IATA code PLJ, this airport underwent a recent upgrade in 2020, including the installation of running lights to accommodate later flights, aligning with the growing trend of international flights from Belize International Airport. 

The single paved runway stretches across the width of the peninsula, facilitating domestic and select private flights. On one side of the runway lies the terminal housing Tropic Air and Maya Air, as well as a few essential services like taxi facilities. Notably, the absence of Uber or car rental services near this compact airport emphasizes its quaint charm.

The flight from Belize City to Placencia takes approximately 45 minutes, with some flights making a stop in Dangriga Town, while others offer a direct route from Belize International Airport (BZE). Flight costs generally range between $125 USD and $140 USD per person, excluding taxes, but travelers are encouraged to verify specific pricing details with the local airlines. Upon arrival in Placencia, select hotels and resorts may provide complimentary pickup and drop-off services at the PLJ Airport. However, considering potential transportation needs, especially based on accommodation arrangements, it’s advisable to keep taxi services from Placencia Airport in mind.

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Belize International to Placencia Airport Tip

  1. Anticipate spending approximately one hour (1 hr) to complete customs and immigration procedures upon arrival.
  2. The local airline might schedule your flight about two hours after your arrival in Belize, though earlier seating is possible if seats are open.
  3. When leaving Belize, ensure you reach the International Airport at least two hours before your scheduled departure.
  4. Departure tax varies for foreigners, ranging from $20 to $57.50, and must be paid by all departing travelers.

Taxi Service from Placencia Airport

Here are a few people offering taxis from the Airport to the Village and other areas on the Peninsula. They are also available on WhatsApp.

  • Gloria Taxi Service – +501 624-5956
  • Shal Taxi Service – +501 651-2098


At The Village Inn, we take pleasure in coordinating your flight from Belize City to Placencia Airport, coupled with a convenient taxi service to our Beachfront Cabanas. The travel time from the airport to The Village or Placencia is a mere 5 to 15 minutes, while heading north to various resorts and hotels extends the drive to approximately 10 to 25 minutes. 

Your seamless journey to Placencia becomes an integral part of the warm welcome awaiting you at The Village Inn.

$175USD per night

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