Category - Placencia

funky laid back beach town

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Mango Madness
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What to do this weekend in Placencia
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Know your tropical fruit- Star Apple
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Road Trip: Where to stop along the way between Dangriga and Placencia
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Easy-going Easter Celebrations in Placencia
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Placencia Fire Department receives a new truck
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Pizza by the Pool- Itz’ana Resort to become your family’s new Sunday tradition
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Where to eat this weekend in Placencia
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Bragging about my Bananas
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Know your tropical fruit- Sapodilla

Mango Madness

May is for mangoes in Belize. The country has over 20 varietals of mango trees. Twenty types of mangoes! They grow wild along the roadsides and have been expertly grafted and planted in yard- mangoes are everywhere, and they’re fruiting like mad at the moment.

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What to do this weekend in Placencia

The weather is warm, the restrictions are loosening, tourism is picking back up, and the general attitude around town is expectant and lighthearted. The CDC has dropped their travel alert for Belize to a level 2, making it one of the safest destinations to visit right now. Loads of local residents have received their first round of vaccine at very efficiently ran public pop-up-community-clinic events and though enhanced sanitizing and social distancing protocols are still in place, things are feeling darn near normal. So, with that said, let’s…

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Know your tropical fruit- Star Apple

I spied something new-to-me at the veggie stand this week so I asked the friendly fellow behind the counter what it was. A Star Apple!

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Road Trip: Where to stop along the way between Dangriga and Placencia

Road tripping to Placencia? Plan your drive with stops along the way. I wrote about must-see spots between Belmopan and Dangriga in this post: Road Trip: Hummingbird Highway, where to stop along the way. Now to continue south; where to stop on the Southern Highway between Dangriga and Placencia.

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Easy-going Easter Celebrations in Placencia

It wasn’t the mayhem and debauchery that Easter celebrations typically are but after all the non-events of 2020, this weekend’s Easter Celebrations were encouraging. Hotels and vacation homes were booked out up and down the peninsula and restaurants did a brisk business. I was so pleased to see families staked out on the beaches with coolers and BBQs going. Though there was no live music or big dance parties or Belikin-sanctioned beer drinking contests, it was a generally good holiday weekend.

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Placencia Fire Department receives a new truck

Look what rolled in to the village this afternoon! Wooohooowooohooowooohooo- clear the way, hot stuff right here.  One of two new (new to us, they’re refurbished trucks from the US) trucks to serve in Stann Creek district.  The other one will be in nearby Independence town and help serve to greater Mango Creek area. These trucks came to us from South Carolina (and this one had been used for 20 years not far from where I grew up- West Chester, Pennsylvania! Small world).  They were decommissioned and local…

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Pizza by the Pool- Itz’ana Resort to become your family’s new Sunday tradition

Itz’ana Resort, luxury hotel and residences, has just begun offering wood-oven pizza prepared hot and fresh to be enjoyed on the beach or beside the pool. You needn’t be an overnight guest of the resort to relish this experience, Itz’ana invites you to participate in pizza by the pool every Saturday and Sunday

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Where to eat this weekend in Placencia

I’m not trying to tell you how to live your life… but I’m sorta telling you how to live your life. If you’re in Placencia THIS weekend, I want to tell you where to eat.

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Bragging about my Bananas

So, I guess I’m a farmer now. A year in to the pandemic and I’m finally self-sufficient; growing my own food. Actually, I started on these banana trees like three years ago and this is the first time I’ve gotten them to bear fruit. I’m a proud plant parent.

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Know your tropical fruit- Sapodilla

Lessons from the veggie stand! I picked IT up and put my pride down and asked the question: “what is this?” Sapodilla– the texture is odd… granular (?) and the taste is SWEET. Sort of like a soft pear but grainier and cloyingly sweet, confectionary sweet- like the sugar cube of fruits!

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