Placencia

A Helicopter Trip Along the Reef From Ambergris Caye to Placencia, Belize

Blogging in Belize has its ups and downs – and that’s probably true anywhere.  From the totally non-glamorous – like looking at site statistics and answering “a what?  you can make money at that?” to the most fun parts – like traveling and meeting some of the most interesting people in the country. But a fewKeep reading »

Naia Resort and Spa, Placencia: Unlike Any Other in Belize

Naia Spa Pool Placencia Belize Luxury

Placencia, the small scenic village in Southern Belize, has suddenly gone worldwide.  Featured in the New York Times as one of the 52 Places to Go in 2017 and in Vogue as “The Must Visit Caribbean Destination that No One’s Heard Of”  it’s time for Placencia, Belize to take the spotlight. Many of us, especially the residents,Keep reading »

Eating Placencia, Belize and My Stay at the Newest Boutique Hotel

My last post described how I traveled from San Pedro to Placencia, Belize.  100 miles as the crow flies but by bus and boat – the budget route – it can be an all day affair. Placencia, like San Pedro, is a beach town that started as a very small fishing village.  But Placencia VillageKeep reading »

My Journey from Ambergris Caye To Placencia & A Look Around

Belize is a tiny country – but travel, depending on your time and your budget (but mostly your budget), can be time consuming. A few days ago, I took the slow route south – from Ambergris Caye to Placencia.  The quaint, colorful, vibrant village famous for their deep long beach and sidewalk main street. AKeep reading »

It’zana Resort & Residences: Placencia, Belize is Ready for the Next Level

There is no international rating system when it comes to stars for hotels and resorts.  If there was, I would imagine that standards would vary greatly for different cities and different countries.  In New York, for example, valet service and a top notch crew of doormen would be imperative with your NYC-priced + 5-star experience. InKeep reading »

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 roomKeep reading »

Saturday Snapshots: Pictures of My Week in Belize

I went from Maya Beach, Placencia back to Ambergris Caye over the past week and took tons of pictures in between.  Some published on my blog…some on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three)… Here are my snapshots (mostly on my IPhone 4s) around Belize. The beautiful beach on the Placencia Peninsula – between the BelizeKeep reading »

More of Placencia Village, a Sunset Cruise and Uber-Cute Casa Placencia

Okay…so in my previous post, I left off in Placencia sipping soda waters in the Barefoot Bar trying to cool off.  The almost noon time sun was HOT! I headed back out.  The village was so quiet…and lovely.  A few places are closed for the season – most importantly my FAVORITE ice cream place.  Everyone’sKeep reading »