Category - Dining in Placencia

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Hobbs Brewing opens their Brew Barge venue in Placencia
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Know Your Tropical Fruit: Starfruit
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The Top Tour Guide in Placencia
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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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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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Know your tropical fruit- Sapodilla
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Belizean Stew Chicken- the White Gyal Way

Hobbs Brewing opens their Brew Barge venue in Placencia

The looooong anticipated opening of Hobbs Brewing Co.’s Brew Barge is finally happening!  Peninsula residents and visitors alike have been anxiously waiting to see what precisely Hobbs would do with that hulking big barge in their marina; renovations have been start-and-stop over the past 14 months (which is no real surprise given the erratic nature of life amid a global pandemic) but are finally complete and they are ready to throw open their doors- or, more accurately, drop their gangplanks to the public. It is my supreme pleasure…

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Know Your Tropical Fruit: Starfruit

Starfruit, originally native to Southeast Asia, has been gaining popularity worldwide and is now being cultivated in many tropical regions- including Belize.  This uniquely shaped fruit is easy to identify; slice a cross section and you immediately see where the star fruit gets its name. It isn’t something you necessarily see at every produce stand, every day… more of an occasional treat.  You might find small bags of star fruit being peddled at speed bumps or by wandering vendors walking the villages.  Star fruit is a pale green…

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The Top Tour Guide in Placencia

There are legions of great guides not just in Placencia but throughout Belize; organized, friendly, and knowledgeable are hallmarks of a good guide and the Belize Tourism Board actually has quite rigorous requirements for licensing guides.  Guides must complete a training program as well as keep current first aid certification and annual renewal up to date.  In the crowd of good guides on the peninsula there are a few that stand out for their greatness, Dr. Lyra Spang of Taste Belize Tours is exceptional and is my choice…

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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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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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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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Belizean Stew Chicken- the White Gyal Way

Okay, so it’s been my goal since we moved to Belize to improve my cooking skills in general but to learn to cook like a local specifically.  I want to be proficient at (I don’t expect to master the local culinary skills, I know I’ll never throw a tortilla like a Maya) cooking regional fair because it’s 1) delicious and fresh 2) much more affordable!  Imported ingredients can be pricey! Our first year here I made a friend at the Crossfit gym in San Pedro- Bella is a…

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