This is Day 5 of a 9 day series – to view all posts from this series click here!
Exploring the town of Placencia, Belize
Placencia is known for the longest stretch of beaches in the mainland, extending for about 16 miles down the entire peninsula. It’s known to be a “barefoot perfect beach.” We stayed in the Maya Beach village on the northern end of the Placencia peninsula.
I slept in past sunrise this morning, but still woke to this incredible view of the ocean. So absolutely gorgeous!
We ate breakfast at Belize Ocean Club’s main restaurant. I chose their “Belizean Breakfast” specifically because it came with fry jacks, and this girl loves fry jacks! My favorite thing about this restaurant is that they have doors open on both sides of the building, creating this incredible wind tunnel breeze. It felt amazing in the warm morning.
Here’s the view out the back of the restaurant, looking out over the mainland (the ocean is behind us). That little platform way out by the water, is where you can book a private twinkle lights and candlelit dinner. oolala!
After breakfast I lounged around inside our room / condo. It’s a two bedroom 2 bathroom unit with a king size bed in one room and two queen size beds in the second. It has a full kitchen, wifi, and TV. Here’s my view while laying on the sofa.
Here’s the amazing beach view when I turn around! Those paddle boards and kayaks are free to use throughout the days, and my Dad used them every morning and afternoon. We lucked out coming just a few weeks before the big tourist season, as everything was so empty! It was almost like having a private resort to ourselves.
We decided to drive into Placencia village for a bit of exploring and dinner. Walking out our back door (we were on the 2nd level), this is our view of the dense jungle!
We drove the ~20 minutes down to the end of Placencia and parked on the waterfront right next to this cute piece of ship.
I’ve had a couple people tell me I need to eat/drink at the Tipsy Tuna, so we walked about 10 minutes back up the road to get there. Yes, we could have just parked right there at the restaurant… and now I know lol
After walking down the main road, we turned down a side road (where the actual parking lot is) and found signs pointing us towards the Tipsy Tuna. The signs are one of the things that make this place so great! Here are the ones we past on our walk to the restaurant. I took them while walking because I didn’t want to be a super obvious tourist, so sorry if they’re difficult to read.
I know, I was still a super obvious tourist.
The food and drinks were so great! I forgot to take a photo of the actual restaurant… too busy eating and talking. Oh me. It is located right on the beach. There are TVs, drinks, great food, and I Belize there is live music in the evenings, but we got there too early to confirm. You’ll have to go and let me know.
Right as we sat down at our table, a rain storm kicked in! The restaurant has open walls looking out over the ocean, but some blinds were let down so the rain wouldn’t come in and soak the place (and us). We decided the only thing to do was drink our way through the storm 😉
However, the rain conveniently stopped right as we were finishing up our delicious food and bucket of Belikin. I am happy to say that my Mom, who doesn’t like beer, did enjoy Belikin. 😀 It’s really great beer, ok? I’m totally not biased. 😉
Rather than walking back to our car along the main road, we walked along a “road” located between the ocean and the main road.
One thing many people don’t know about Placencia, is that it holds a title in the guinness world records. They have the record of the narrowest road in the world! This road is actually more of a sidewalk, but fisherman used it to wheelbarrow loads of seafood up from the pier so it qualified as a road.
I actually have no idea if they still hold the record, do you know? Let me know in the comments!
If you go to Placencia definitely check it out! Lots of great shops, and restaurants can be find along this hidden road. Again, I didn’t take any pictures of it. ughh. But, here are more lovely signs we passed on our walk.
One of the shop owners saw me taking a photo of these, and asked what I thought would solve the other half of the world problems. “Easy,” I replied. “Belikin!” He gave me an long distance fist bump in return, while nodding his head in solemn agreement haha.
By the time we had gotten back to our car, the rain had started up again! We lucked out once again 😀
Halfway up the peninsula, we stopped at a grocery store to pick up breakfast and lunch supplies. Why spend money eating out every meal, when you have a full kitchen to cook in? (and my Mom is a great cook, so double bonus there!) 😉
oooh I forgot the best part of today! While I was lounging around in our room, I booked Ziplining for the following morning. Woo! Can’t wait to tell you all about in tomorrow’s post.
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