A Gorgeous Night For a Party at the Palapa Bar

It’s Good Friday and today there is no alcohol sold or served in Belize.  In San Pedro, many tour companies are closed – it is considered by many to be bad luck to be on the sea today.   But last night, was a different story…a huge surprise party was planned for Scott’s (aka “The Palapa Papa’s) 60th birthday.

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We arrived a bit after 5:30pm (the invite read 5) and the place was packed and it was an absolutely gorgeous night.  Did we miss the surprise?

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We did not.  So I took a look around…Jodie and Scott have done an amazing job of relocating perhaps the most famous bar on Ambergris Caye.

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Scott finally pulled up after a day of spear fishing and beers with some friends.  He was indeed surprised when the crowd broke out into HAPPY BIRTHDAY.


And then another surprise…his son flew from the states for the party.  I just happened to be sitting right behind him.


Super fun and I know the party continued for many many hours…but we had a 6:30pm reservation for the hottest ticket in town, Finn & Martini.

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And we ate an absurd amount of food.  Here are my two faves from the night…

The Seafood Wontons are so so tasty.  (That’s mostly eaten beef carpaccio behind it…yum.)

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And the whole fried snapper with guacamole, fresh flour tortillas, beans and salsa was enough for two or three and perfectly done.  I was picking at the crispy bits most of the night.

I especially enjoyed the cartoon X over the fishes eye.

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Happy SAFE Easter!