Maya Beach, Placencia, Belize
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Our first view of Placencia
The North End of the Sidewalk
Private island close to Placencia
Fishing Trip from Placencia Village
My husband and I are going to Placencia Village on Feb. 15 for a week and would like to go fishing. Has anyone used a guide/tour company they'd recommend?
Re: Fishing Trip from Placencia Village
There is plenty of deep sea fishing to be had in Belize. Best bet is from Caye Caulker, or Ambergris Caye, but there are many more places you can go. The cost however does not likely leave much room for negotiations anymore. Five or six hours are normal but seven and eight houre are available as well, but for a bit more money.
That being said, there may be some in less travelled areas, that will negotiate a price, but what you may get is not necessarily what you think you paid for. It can also be less than safe to deal with "off the grid" locals.
I know Belize pretty well, and I am simply telling it like it is.
You should be able to get good fishing done with reputable people, for about $200.00 per person. However, if you do not mind being with other people like you, you may be able to get it for less. If you insist on just the two of you, then the cost will reflect that. A boat that takes minimum of six people, the cost per person goes down. A $500.00 trip for six people will be less than a hundred per person.
Check out the prices for the Condor for instance. For six people it is not that expensive, considering. You can alwqys request that you be paird up with other likeminded people, if you want to keep the cost down.
Hope this gives you a general idea. Good luck.....d:o)
Travel Tips for Placencia Village
The Narrowest Street in the World?
Much hallaballoo is made of the fact that the Guiness Book of Records used to claim that "the Sidewalk" is he narrowiest street in the world. It is in fact a sidewalk, not a street made for cars. It the side walk runs parrelel to the beach and is flanked buy guesthouses, restaurants and souvenior shops. If you spend any time in Placencia, you will probably find yourself strolling up and down the Sidewalk quite a bit.
What to not forget!
Sandals and shorts- you will live in them. Don't bring tshirts, buy them there! There is a new gift shop called Sea Shells-something on the sidewalk that has tons of great tshirts.
Forget shoes unless you need to climb a mountain or visit a cave or ruin. (Then get ones with some serious tractor-tread on the bottom.) Bug spray is plentiful, so don't bother with it. Bring some heavy duty sunscreen. When that fails, and it probably will - Bring Solarcaine or some other sunburn remedy. You can easily get sunburned and the pharmacy in town has nothing but some aloe spray stuff that's very expensive. We would have paid $100 for some Solarcaine after snorkeling if we could have found it!
Band-aids are also hard to find. We finally tracked some down in the pharmacy. They were sunburned-colored! Bring a digital camera and take pictures of everything!
Our camera was safe, just make sure your door is locked when you're gone. We bought beach towels in Placencia because we didn't want to pack ours. They are not fluffy but very bright and colorful. They were in a giftshop run by a British woman on the sidewalk. Bring good sandals that will stay on your feet when you walk in sand, which tends to try to pull anything off your feet. The sand gets very HOT which can hurt bare feet.
Don't forget SUNglasses.
The Hub of Placencia's Social Life
It is hard to catagories this establishment. The Purple Space Monkey covers so many angles. It is a coffee house, internet cafe, bar and restaurant. For this reason the place is always very busy. Personally although I did spend alot of time here, I was far from loving the place. I thought that the food was not very good and the bar staff was abrasive. There is entertainment here on many nights but it was just mildly diverting. Perhaps the best aspect of the Purple Space Monkey was that it is a good coffee house. Inside there is a book exchange and on the patio there are four computers with internet connections that are free to use as long as you buy some beverage.
The Cozy Corner is an open-air restaurant-bar on the beach, serving breakfast, luch and dinner. We tried to eat there for breakfast a couple of times, but they were still not serving at 8:00AM and we had to go do stuff. We did eat there for dinner and I enjoyed it quite a bit. The menu includes American, Mexican and seafood dishes. The chicken-fried steak was tender & juicy. And the mashed potatoes were excellent as well. I enjoyed the margaritas more than the banana daiquiri, which was artificially flavored. Why not just throw a banana in the blender? It's so much better that way...
Finger Lickn' Fried Chicken
Cozy Corner is right on the beach and has been around for many years. It's a great place to spend the afternoon on the beach right outside with a steady stream of belikan's and munchies. I like the Fried Chicken and tend to always order it. It comes in full and half orders - the full order is huge and I shared with my daughter.
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