Saturday, May 6, 2017

10 new restaurants, activities, and fun things to do in Placencia, Belize this season!

There are some activities and excursions here in Placencia that you can count on being around, indefinitely - the wonderful tours and excursions, the local, authentic, great food, and of course the unspoiled, rustic, funky atmosphere of the heart of the village. Some new businesses come and go, and so it is always a new experience for guests! Some of the new businesses we are sad to see close for a season or for good, but then there is always something new to be excited about. In the next year, as It'zana comes to completion, along with a few other surprises on the peninsula, there will be even more to look forward to, and the Ellysian Hotel has also now opened in the village, which provides a Miami-Beach style hotel experience. Here are some of the changes this season, and some new stuff to try when you get here!!

1.) Farmhouse Deli - Ian Anderson of Cave's Branch is known throughout the country for awesome organic food, meat, and cheese....our recent guest said she bought brie from there, that was the best she has ever had. The pictures and reviews coming out about the food there, speak for themselves. There is a new store/deli/restaurant right in the heart of town - open 7am-8pm! Thanks Lee Nyhus for the delicious pic....
Check out this amazing, exotic dining area....
And come see Lisa, who is super nice and let us sample ALL the amazing cheeses!!
2.) Cha Chi's Indian food/Live music venue: Cha Chi's has awesome pizza downstairs....and now, upstairs, you can enjoy amazing Indian food and live music on the weekends! Seriously.....I had chicken curry there last week that was one of the best I have ever had. I can't recommend this highly enough! They also do takeout :) One of our recent guests took these pictures...thanks Sarah!

And here is a pic from their Facebook page....gorgeous!
3.) Aerial yoga at Naia - Naia Yoga is a beautiful place to visit, about 20 minutes north of the village. They have an amazing yoga room - the view is breathtaking, and you can arrange for your group to have an aerial yoga class with Stephanie, of Eucalipto! Here is an image from a recent class we took....if you like yoga, you will love the unique stretches that you can't do in a regular yoga class! (Also, there is a new upscale restaurant on site called 1981 that is worth the trip up!)
4.) BB Yoga Flow is now Placencia Yoga - with two great new teachers! There is a huge yoga vibe in Placencia and classes can be found all over the place.

5.) L & A Placencia Takeout - Placencia's version of "fast food"! This is getting great reviews for local food, fast....this pic is from their Facebook page so you can find it!
6.) For vegetarians and vegans....I am stealing the following description from from the Placencia- What's Happening Page! "A place with HEALTHY vegan/vegetarian food has opened in Placencia Village called Lil' Bites, on the main road between Charo's and Omar Creole Grub. Fish and chicken delights as well as yummy pastries are also on the menu. It's delicious, inexpensive and served fast. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try it...you will not be disappointed." Here's some pics so you can find it, right off the post:

7.) King Lewey's Island Resort Excursion: Several people have said they have had a blast on this new private island excursion....here's some info from their page...
"King Lewey's Island Resort is now OPEN FOR BUSINESS. It has been under construction for over one year. Everything is made fresh at our restaurant, barbecue and bar. Even the bread is baked fresh on the island! Amazing King Lewey Burgers; made with 1/2 pound steak patties. Our island has a fun Pirate theme. We offer paddleboards, kayaks, and snorkeling. We will have two additional boats up and running within two weeks." Here is a pic from their Facebook page...
8.) The Flying Pig (TFP) - just a couple miles from the village, there is now All-you-can-eat spaghetti and movie night, every Thursday at 6! From their page...
9.) The Vineyard Restaurant and Bar - this is a new upscale restaurant in Brisa Oceana, right on Main Street, near Rumfish....looks amazing!!!!

10.) Citrus Sensations: They are right in the heart of the village, they have all kinds of great takeout food, fruit, pizza, and local food! This pic is from their Facebook page...

So what has closed/changed? Right now, Fusion is closed except for private events, but there is talk that perhaps this will reopen - no word yet. Tranquilo closed for the season and no word on whether this will reopen this season yet or not. Tiger Restaurant, which had amazing Indian food, has changed cuisine to more Mexican style? I haven't been there yet to check it out so this is word of mouth. Also, La Dolce Vita has moved from their prior location in the village, to just outside the village, at Los Porticos. All the favorite stuff in the village is still here and waiting for your next visit!!


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