Category - Activities in Placencia

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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia for Dummies- Part 2
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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia (for Dummies)
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Flying high at Mayan Sky
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Entertaining kids in Placencia without breaking the bank
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Libations with the Ladies
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Waterfalls and Rappelling at Bocawina National Park
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Cockscomb Hike with the Ladies of Placencia
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Mom Friends and Family Fun in Placencia
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Belizean Beach Body- Our Exercise Options in Placencia
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Our first Placencia Lobsterfest!

Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia for Dummies- Part 2

Full on foraging!  As I write this, I’m ACTUALLY drinking a Chanca Piedra tea for a daily preventative liver detox… at least I hope its Chanca Piedra.  It tastes medicinal, herbally, so I think that’s good.  It tastes like hot water with weeds in it if I’m being completely honest.  I’m probably not doing it right but we’ll just continue on with what I learned during Kim Ringland’s natural remedies workshop; and this is just scratching the surface of the wonderful and wacky world of herbs.  If you’re…

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Apocalypse Prepping in Placencia (for Dummies)

Okay so I went down a Kindle Unlimited wormhole of apocalypse fiction last year and now the collapse is always in the back on my mind along with loosely formed reaction plans for pandemics, EMPs and of course zombies.  I think Belize is probably a pretty good place to be in to try and ride out the end of the world; it’s the least populated country in Central America: the greatest advantage you can have when society is falling apart- whether the cause is massive wars, disease, rioting…

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Flying high at Mayan Sky

Our little man, Mitch, wanted desperately to go zip lining for his 4th birthday.  The adrenaline junky in him got his first taste of zip lining at Hopkins’ MangoFest where the guys from Mayflower Bocawina Park had a kids discover zip, two-line set up. The kids got geared up.  How cute! And did their two runs down the zip lines.  This is a highlight at MangoFest and a great way for beginners to experience zip lining for the first time. So, for his 4th birthday treat Mitch joined…

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Entertaining kids in Placencia without breaking the bank

If you liked the last post (free and cheap things to do on CC) then you’re going to love this post- free or cheap things to do in Placencia! There’s no shortage of awesome tour and activity options from Placencia that are kid friendly- snorkeling, zip lining, horseback riding, Monkey River, banana or spice farm, intro to scuba, river tubing… you get the idea.  But these tours can begin to put an ache on your wallet.  What would I recommend for cheap thrills around the village?  Plenty!  I’ve…

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Libations with the Ladies

My friend Nicole (owner of Dolce Cabanas) hosted a very fun event last weekend- a Belizean Bartender Workshop lead by the talented and knowledgeable duo from Taste Belize Tours, Peter and Lyra. It was a PERFECT afternoon in my opinion. The setting: pool side, overlooking the lagoon with two adorable pups frolicking in the yard. The audience: ten beautiful, fun, interesting, friendly, and thirsty women. The show: over a half dozen perfectly crafted cocktails created by Peter using local ingredients like fresh fruit, herbs, and of course Belizean…

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Waterfalls and Rappelling at Bocawina National Park

Girls just want to have fun… heart pounding, adrenaline pumping, muscle shaking fun. We have SUCH a great group of expats here in Placencia (that I’m so grateful for) that are so welcoming and kind and cool. The moms group organized a ladies only, kids-free adventure outing that was awesome! We all carpooled out to the beautiful and lush rainforest of Bocawina National Park for a day of hiking, swimming in natural pools, and the seriously insane waterfall rappelling. They also have a zip line course in the…

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Cockscomb Hike with the Ladies of Placencia

The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is a huge park about an hour drive from Placencia that has a bunch of hiking trails and waterfalls and even river tubing. If you come to the village on vacation but want to see the jungle and spot some cool wildlife, Cockscomb is probably the closest trip you can choose. I had the pleasure of tagging along with some other moms from the village on a kids-free morning hike. The entrance fee is $2.50 for Belizean nationals and residents and $10 for…

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Mom Friends and Family Fun in Placencia

Placencia has a fair amount of families with young children; I’d guess percentage-wise, probably more so than Ambergris Caye.  Or at least it’s my impression that Placencia is more family friendly and San Pedro is more party people and empty nesters that prefer a more refined adult-only vibe. It’s one of the reasons we chose Placencia over the Cayes- we have a wonderful, active, welcoming community of moms and dads here. I joined various “mom’s groups” on Facebook ahead of our move and instantly started low-key cyber stalking…

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Belizean Beach Body- Our Exercise Options in Placencia

So one of the handful of things that we miss right off the bat about our lives in the States… a proper gym! You know what I mean- a clean modern facility decked out with cardio machines, all manner of weights, AIR CONDITIONING, and (this is probably asking way too much now) a childcare room?!?! There are two gyms here in the village and neither of them are cheap to join. One is Evolution Gym,  an open-air type of place in the front yard of a local’s house……

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Our first Placencia Lobsterfest!

There are a few Lobsterfests around Belize. Placencia’s Lobsterfest Weekend was June 23rd-25th and some people have said it’s the best one. The tents went up, the tables and chairs were delivered and our excitement was palpable- our first festival in Belize! There was so much to see, do, and eat this weekend! Most of the restaurants had special dinners and others had booths set up on the beach offering various lobster dishes as well as other local fare. Below is just a sampling of what was offered….

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