Placencia, Belize has had a long history of occupation starting with the Maya who established at least 14 sites around the Placencia Lagoon. They were principally engaged in the making of salt as well as participating in an extensive coastal trade.
In the seventeenth century, English Puritans originally from Nova Scotia came and settled Placencia. Their settlement died out during the Central American wars of independence in the 1820’s.
It was the Spaniards who traveled the southern coast of Belize who gave Placencia the name it bears today.
Here, the sun sets over the lagoon as it’s done for the Maya, the English, the Spanish and now, the citizens of Belize, ending another day of carefree bliss in this wonderful Central American country.
Camera – Nikon D-3 with ED AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 2.8 zoom set at 17mm.