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.
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.
Double latte please.
I passed a gym/tattoo shop with a cool sign.
Time to hit the sidewalk.
$100 fine for bikes riding on it! No joke.
Julia’s Guesthouse, another great budget place on the beach, has a new sign.
Next the very popular bar, the Barefoot Beach Bar…
And the equally colorful Tipsy Tuna.
This pretty lavender house, which has been boarded up for a while, is getting a face lift…love it.
A large new development is going up from street to beach (with the sidewalk in between) – it’s called Placencia Village Plaza.
A house surrounded by and filled with conch shells.
A sign on an carving shack.
Rick’s Cafe…former chef from the Purple Space Monkey…things are moving around…I need to visit MUCH more often.
I love the flowers AND the mango trees. Should be ready in another month or so?
The prettiest little art gallery.
I do love the sidewalk.
Another favorite spot for breakfast or lunch…The Shak.
And finally at the Municipal Pier where lots of people were already swimming. Did I mention it was hot?
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.
I walked out with a $5bzd double scoop of peanut butter and dark chocolate.
Passing one of Placencia’s most well known and admired restaurants – Rumfish y Vino.
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.
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”!