Category - Activities in Placencia

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Commercial shoot for Captain Jaks Golf Carts
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Getting back to normal/ new normal in Belize
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Little dipper on the Big Sipper- How we spent 4th of July in Belize
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Turtle Inn Resort with Kids
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Keeping a Kid Busy in Belize
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Fun, sun, and rum- on the Caribbean Sea
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Caribbean Christmas
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Island hopping off the coast of Placencia
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Placencia’s Holiday Boat Parade
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Merry and Bright at Mistletoe Ball

Getting back to normal/ new normal in Belize

I’m feeling very optimistic this week as life in Belize is beginning to get back to normal… or rather the new normal. The State of Emergency that began April 1st with the closure of our borders and strict shelter-in-place regulations ended on June 30th and signaled an end to restrictions like curfews and group gatherings.

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Little dipper on the Big Sipper- How we spent 4th of July in Belize

No fireworks this year as the borders are still closed and there are nearly no North American tourists to cater to but we enjoyed a short and splendid cruise around the Placencia lagoon aboard the Big Sipper on the Fourth of July.

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Turtle Inn Resort with Kids

Turtle Inn, a Coppola Family Hideaway Resort (yes Coppola, as in Francis Ford Coppola, the famous film director/ wine maker/ a bunch of other things), in Placencia is eco-luxury high-end rustic dreamy indulgence.  I envision well dressed, gym-toned, expensive smelling people lounging around in big sunglasses drinking vintage wines when I envision a vacation at Turtle Inn.  But did you know they also cater to families (not just pseudo celebs and venture capitalists)?!?  Our little guy, Mitch, and his friends had the distinct pleasure of attending a Turtle…

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Fun, sun, and rum- on the Caribbean Sea

Floatchella, a fundraiser for the peninsula volunteer fire department, was huge fun and a massive success. The event is, in essence, a floating bar crawl through the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea around picturesque Placencia. It’s basically a perfect day.

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Caribbean Christmas

Have a holly jolly Christmas in Placencia- it’s the best time of the year. Christmas Eve is a celebration of note on the peninsula. A street parade comes down through Siene Bight all the way to Placencia’s municipal pier.

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Island hopping off the coast of Placencia

We have some spectacular islands close to Placencia that make for dazzling day trips.  Earlier this week we joined some friends on an island-hopping excursion and it was simply a perfect day. We started off with a visit to MY favorite caye- Moho.  It’s basically undeveloped but has an abundance of picnic tables, hammocks, BBQ areas, and a bathroom.  You can make arrangements to camp overnight but it’s almost exclusively a laid-back day tripper’s paradise.  Calm and clean turquoise waters surround white sand, palm trees, and not much…

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Placencia’s Holiday Boat Parade

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!  A cold front moved in just in time to put a festive chill in the air- a frigid 70 degrees had locals pulling out their parkas and vacationers raising a questioning eyebrow… it’s cold? For Belize- yes it’s cold! The annual boat parade gathered last night at Buba Wuba’s bar on the lagoon.  After a gray, drizzly, and I’ll say it again- CHILLY day I was impressed with the turn out.  9 boats, loads of people, and a special appearance…

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Merry and Bright at Mistletoe Ball

Everyone was sparkling and putting their best dress shoe forward at this year’s Mistletoe Ball, hosted by Sirenian Bay Resort (home of Inky’s mini golf and 19th Hole Bar and Restaurant).  It was the 20th annual Ball; Placencia Peninsula’s most glamorous gala, the fanciest function, the shiniest shindig! Sirenian Bay did an outstanding job with the event and it’s even more impressive because they were an active construction zone the week leading up to the ball.  The festive occasion was nearly cancelled this year as the BTIA didn’t…

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