A Walk Around Placencia, Belize on A VERY HOT Day

The kite boarders and those of us on boats had arrived just after sunset on Friday.  The trip down from Ambergris Caye to Placencia was a long bumpy ride and I was EXHAUSTED.  I scrubbed off the salt and fell fast asleep at one of my go-to budget spots in Placencia, Lydia’s.  A single room with a shared bathroom was all I needed.

The next morning, I awoke after 8am…to find not even a whiff of breeze.

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I decided to grab a coffee at the lovely and super friendly Brewed Awakenings and take a walk.  It had to be 90 degrees already.  The weather was about to change…a cold front coming in.  It was going to be a doozy.

Super cute signs at Caribbean Beach Cabanas across the street. DO check this place out if you are coming to Placencia.

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Double latte please.

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I passed a gym/tattoo shop with a cool sign.

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Time to hit the sidewalk.

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$100 fine for bikes riding on it!  No joke.

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Julia’s Guesthouse, another great budget place on the beach, has a new sign.

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Next the very popular bar, the Barefoot Beach Bar…

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And the equally colorful Tipsy Tuna.

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This pretty lavender house, which has been boarded up for a while, is getting a face lift…love it.

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A large new development is going up from street to beach (with the sidewalk in between) – it’s called Placencia Village Plaza.

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A house surrounded by and filled with conch shells.

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A sign on an carving shack.

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Rick’s Cafe…former chef from the Purple Space Monkey…things are moving around…I need to visit MUCH more often.

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I love the flowers AND the mango trees.  Should be ready in another month or so?

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The prettiest little art gallery.

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I do love the sidewalk.

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Another favorite spot for breakfast or lunch…The Shak.pla1 (2)

And finally at the Municipal Pier where lots of people were already swimming.  Did I mention it was hot?

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I joined the party with the kite surfing group for a bit and then looped back up on the road.  I also NEEDED a gelato from Tutti Frutti.  CRITICALLY.

Greatest name for a BBQ stand.

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I walked out with a $5bzd double scoop of peanut butter and dark chocolate.

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Passing one of Placencia’s most well known and admired restaurants – Rumfish y Vino.

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I made my way back to Lydia’s to grab my bag and then hail the 2:30 Ritchie’s bus northward on the peninsula.  I wasn’t going far – perhaps 4 miles?  But taxis can be pricey…and you can’t beat $1bzd transportation.

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And I had places to be…a pop-up dinner to attend that evening at the GORGEOUS Limilita at the developing It’zana Resort and Residences.  Sister resort to the gorgeous Ka’ana in Cayo.  But I have lots more to tell you about that.

Just a quick preview of my “temporary casita”!

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  • Oh man, pb and dark chocolate — my faves. I do miss Placencia!

    • I haven’t been here for over a YEAR! It’s so hard to believe. I miss it too.

  • Linda Young

    WOWSER!That Dark Chocolate looks like Licorice!!! And Peanut Butter? Hope you got it all down before it melted!!! I am soooo jealous!

  • Gretchen inNOLA

    Girl you are SO selling me on going to Placencia when we get down there. Will not, however, be going by kite.