Thanks to a Tropic Air update, I just learned that the Belize Airports Authority (BAA) has informed Tropic that the runway at the Placencia airport will be getting a facelift in 2020 including repaving, lengthening, widening and the installing of runway lighting. This important airstrip maintenance and closure is scheduled from May 1st to September 30th.
The BAA is working on procedures of getting a close alternate airstrip operational, and details will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, please note that all Placencia airport flight reservations with Tropic Air during that time frame will be corrected to include the temporary service runway when it is official – Stay tuned. Due to all the changes, it is suggested to factor in an extra hour for travel times during this 5 month period. Also, note unless your chosen accommodations offer gust pick up service, there will still be a cost to get from the temporary airstrip to the Placencia Peninsula and your final destination. If you need a cab option Cornell is a great choice +501 628-2066.
I will leave you with a few colorful Placencia pictures.