Tuesday, March 6, 2018

What's new in Placencia, Rotary auction & Sargassum seaweed!

Let's start with a few new fun things in Placencia Village -

New sub shop in Placencia! Chris, a great guy who has been living in Belize for several years - has opened a new restaurant where Hot Chicks used to be - and he is getting rave reviews about his Subs and Chicken! Check out Sidewinders Subs & Rotisserie Chicken on Main Street. Here's his menu:
Cha Chi's - look for future Thai Pop Up events and live music!
Live music Line up:
Saturday March 10- World Culture band
Saturday March 17 - Mile 41
Thursday March 29 - Lorde Rhaburn
Saturday March 31 - Nello Player
Sunday April 1 Ras Indio
From their Facebook page:
This was the past menu for the pop up event...
We are excited to announce our Thai Pop up Kitchen this weekend with Chef Nantha from Siam Thai Belize.
We will announce the menu later this week
Thai food in addition to our regular menu will be dine in or take out 523-3305. 
New Store - The new Placencia Pharmacy has been in its new location for about a month - really nice!! And it is right around the corner from CBC :)
Food Delivery - When you are in town and you are feeling lazy, and want to get food delivered - this is a relatively new place, getting great reviews, and they will deliver hot dogs and hamburgers to your door! The Burger Joint -
From their Facebook page:
The Burger Joint will be serving burgers from 11am - 9pm. To order Call 626 - 5502 Delivery or Pick Up
$1.00 Wings Available
$2.00 Burger Joint Fries Available
$3.00 Joint Hot Dog's Available
$3.00 Natural Juices Available
$4.00 Cheese Fries Available
$7.00 Joint Burgers with Cheese Available
More choices available on our menu.
Located in Placencia in front of the police station next to DeJa's Closet

Fun Recent Event - The Rotary Auction ran by the Placencia Rotary Club is a very anticipated event every year - if you are in town, you've got to check it out, you will see it advertised all over the village, and the prizes are amazing - and such a good cause. Here are some pics from this year's event:

Sargassum Update - Finally - yes, February was a Sargassum-ey month - yuck!!! We were blessed with wonderful and patient guests who made the best of it, even though some of them missed seeing the beautiful Placencia shores. It is understandable to be frustrated and upset when you look forward to your beach vacation and then happen to have the seaweed take over your shore - it is an unpredictable occurrence, and can go away quickly, or stick around - just when you think the beach can't get worse, it can disappear. We wish that we had a way to predict it and deal with it better, we are passionate about making our guests happy and really wring our hands over it.

I found this very interesting and thoughtful thread on a Trip Advisor forum (from a seaweed invasion a few years ago, but it was similar to this one) - and I wanted to share it to show the VAST differences in reactions a guest may have to a "mother nature" problem. The initial "poster"/person had a rotten experience - but it wasn't helped by their negative attitude and perhaps inflexibility. If you read the responses, guests that were also in Belize during the same time had a wonderful experience. I couldn't have written a better thread to explain how we hope visitors will choose to react to natural occurrences (in the responses of course!):

Next Up in Placencia - Easter Weekend!
If you are here for Easter weekend coming up - please note that every year there is always confusion and questions about what is open and when. I highly encourage people to check out the Facebook pages Placencia What's Happening and Placencia Restaurants and Food for the most accurate info about what will be open.

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