Category - Placencia

funky laid back beach town

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Leaf Peepers Placencia
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Megan’s top 5 things to eat in Belize
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Caribbean Life for Kids
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September is for Seagrapes
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Little Harvest Caye: Private Island Escape
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Life in the slow lane
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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park
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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids
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Storm Prep underway in Placencia
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Build a business in Belize

Leaf Peepers Placencia

It’s FALL! Ahhhh, autumn in the Caribbean. It doesn’t have quite the same feel as it did when I was growing up in Pennsylvania. We are missing is the iconic fall foliage but here is some unconventional leaf peeping.

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Megan’s top 5 things to eat in Belize

#5 Coconut Coconut anything and everything- You may have read my past post about coconuts so you’d know Phil and I LOVE the suckers. Belizean chefs use this local staple to flavor a plethora of dishes. Coconut rice, fish simmered in a coconut curry, fried coconut shrimp, shredded coconut candy, coconut bread a donuts… need I go on?!?! We go absolutely coconut crazy when we travel somewhere tropical. Perhaps the novelty wears off once you live there awhile but when we visit we feel the need to cram…

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Caribbean Life for Kids

In this mixed-up, restrictive, weird and wild world of 2020 he is finding joy in simple pleasures and growing his unique personality and talents. Even though regular school isn’t in session and border closures have squashed our annual travel plans to visit the grandparents; life isn’t all that different today as it would be otherwise for a little boy growing up by the beach in a village on the Caribbean Sea.

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September is for Seagrapes

Okay I realize I’m late with this post; it is October already and therefore apple cider and pumpkin spice season, BUT September is for seagrapes. Last weekend, after returning from my private island girl’s getaway on Little Harvest Caye, I took Mitch for a long walk to give my champion husband some much needed quiet time. Poor Phil gets stuck holding down house duties while I get to galivant at luxury resorts (like this time) or sip handcrafted cocktails by the pool (one of a few times) and…

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Little Harvest Caye: Private Island Escape

Barely more than a stone’s throw from Placencia Pointe, Little Harvest Caye gives visitors both the exclusivity of a private island retreat AND the easy opportunity to mix in with village life and explore mainland Belize. 5 luxury cottages surround a small courtyard on one side and face unobstructed sea views on the other side.

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Life in the slow lane

A down right sedate September is coming to a close. This month typically would have been filled with celebrations and parades and dancing in the streets

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Best hike in Southern Belize- Antelope Falls in Bocawina National Park

About an hour drive from Placencia Village, off the Southern Highway past Hopkins, is Mayflower Bocawina National Park.  Many visitors come to the park on adventure tours for Zip Lining or Waterfall Rappelling (remember I wrote about the rappelling here?) but if you’re looking for a nearly free, self-guided day trip I recommend one of the beautiful hikes here.  Don’t be afraid to get a little hot and dirty.  Pay the park fee ($10 bzd for foreign guests, $2 for local visitors), bring a picnic lunch and extra…

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New Offerings in Placencia for Kids

Placencia is paradise for young kids. Placid, tepid, clear water surround a pint-sized hamlet that is easily navigated on foot or by bicycle. Now there are 3 fresh and exciting offerings in the village

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Storm Prep underway in Placencia

Hurricane season in the Caribbean runs June through November but things really seem to get hot in August and September. The vast majority of times though, Belize seems to be blessed! We’re almost always spared foul weather

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Build a business in Belize

Belize is booming! Both as a vacation destination and as a haven for retirees seeking to spend their golden years in a warm climate with a relatively low cost of living. But not everyone who wishes to move here can afford a perpetual vacation; not all of us are retirement-ready, what then? How easy is it to make a living here? The answer might surprise you! It’s not all that difficult to build a business in Belize.

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