I’ve only been to Placencia in Southern Belize two times but based on the number of pictures that I’ve taken? It feels like much more. The town is so cute and the food is so good, I just love it. My last post from this trip featured The Seaspray Hotel, the duelling (in my mind) bars, Barefoot and Tipsy Tuna and a look down the sidewalk…
Here are some more pictures around town.
Signs on the sidewalk.
A very pretty breadfruit tree with some small fruit. These things grow to be HUGE.
The water taxi to the larger village of Independence across the lagoon even has a super cute name. Many people that work in Placencia commute Hokey Pokey style.
Omar’s Creole Grub dripping with purple flowers.
And this intriguing restaurant, also COVERED in plants. I do love some Oxtail…cow feet? Not so much.
I’ve heard that Dawn’s Grill n Go does some great fried chicken (check out Lily’s blog post for a picture). I know you are not going to believe this, but I am quite the fried chicken connoisseur.
Unfortunately it was not on “today’s menu”. Another dish I will have to return to Placencia for…can they beat the current “Best Fried Chicken In Belize” – Syd’s in Caye Caulker? It’s going to be very tough.
There is some great coffee in Placencia. But I love this one Brewed Awakenings for their 6:30am opening hour and potentially the world’s friendliest owners. I hear their seaweed shakes are divine. Must try soon…
Just a little stand. Perfect for low overhead and a take away beverage.Tutti Frutti Gelato is open for the season. I’ve been dying to try this gelateria (I don’t think I’ve ever typed or said that word before) for years. It’s featured in guide books and blogs (the world’s most important sources for all things helpful and true) as the best in Belize. It’s even been called the best gelato in the world. Sounds crazy to me but…well…I’d better taste.
They have a very low key sign. One that I’d passed a few times and never noticed. It’s in the same little colonial building complex as Rumfish y Vino Restaurant.
They have a big comfy outside porch…and then…it arrives. YUM.
This is no delicate light flan. It’s dense and thick and cheesecakey and packed with coconut. The caramel is dark…a slight burnt sugar flavor. GOD IT IS GOOD. And for $6bzd? You’ll be tempted to have 4 of them.
And why do you have to be so judgey wudgey? I’m on a serious dessert bender and I couldn’t be happier!
Plus, I do it for my work. For you. You’re welcome.