Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Scarlet Macaws, humpback whale sightings, new yoga classes, and what else to do in Placencia this week!!

It has been a thrilling week in Placencia!!

We had a once in a blue moon sighting in Placencia this past week....this poor humpback whale got a bit off course and ended up inside the reef wall! Maybe he decided that it was time for some warmer waters....thanks to Annelise for taking pictures and doing her part to inform the right people to get the whale back on course! Many people got to experience as long as a half hour of boating next to the whale!!
For more locally authentic wildlife, if you are in Belize from now through March, a huge attraction is to see the Scarlet Macaws! Here is some more information:
Picture from Viva Belize
Doyle with Dtourz often goes on this tour! He also has a night jungle hike...where he has recently seen TWO elusive jaguars!

Right in the village, at Secret Garden Day Spa, there is a new yoga deck!! Here is the new schedule of classes....is there anything more relaxing and exotic than doing beach yoga on the Caribbean??
Sue posted this very endearing picture today....the guests at Caribbean Beach Cabanas had an exciting day, as Sue and Carlos went out kayaking on our shore out front with a guest, to Placencia Caye, where the guest had a manatee swim right under her kayak!! Here are the guests discussing their adventures - the rest went bone fishing and to a private island today!
And for your dinner plans......if you are looking for a unique and exotic place to eat while you are in Placencia, we recommend a quick 10 minute cab ride to Tiger, an Indian Caribbean restaurant that is one of the most exotic and memorable meals I've had! Here are some pictures from their facebook page:

High season is in full swing and it has not disappointed!!! Here are some recent photos I found....if you want to get excited for your trip, do yourself a favor and type #placencia into google. You will hit on all the photos that tourists and locals have recently taken....here are some of my favorites from Instagram!

Crazy pelicans (they will stare right at you from inches away) at Ranguana Caye (ranguanacaye)

Beautiful shot of the Placencia Lagoon (depictionpaintings)
Can't figure out if this is at Tipsy Tuna or maybe Mango's? (dannyhun_photography)

New resort north of the peninsula...(kaanabelize)
Silk Caye (bazzad18)


  1. Hello, I am glad to find your blog on Placencia. I have been researching Belize as I'm looking at moving there in a few years or so. It will take me at least a year to get everything sold, passport, and organized. I see you recently moved there. What made you decide to move to Belize? I am looking at Placencia too as everything I've been reading, this is a nice area to move to, not overcrowded, close enough to the beach and shops, and more country-side or purchasing acreage. I'd like to hear more from you about the area and your experiences. Maggie

    1. Hi Maggie, this blog actually starts on our second day of our move there! If you have the time, read through the early posts as I give a lot of information about the reasons, the procedures, the learning curve, etc :) Best of luck and thanks for reading!!