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#359305 - 11/28/09 07:50 AM Off the beaten track
Randy Offline
We are visiting Placencia Village for the month of January. We have been to Placencia 3 years ago. What's new? Stupid question, but is lobster in season in Jan? What are the hours of the fish market? In CC we could get beer delivered to our house. Is that possible in Placencia? Where is the best place to buy beer? Are there 'off the beaten track' activities - other than the more common - diving, fishing etc that we should consider? Is there a interesting location that one could snorkel off the beach in Placencia? Can't wait to return!! We love Placencia.
Split Canadian

#359365 - 11/28/09 11:55 PM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Randy]
Barnacle Offline
lobster season ends feb 14th.
the coop (fish market) is open during regular business hours,, usually. there is also a fish store on the sidewalk called c-food.
beer delivery is do-able. i believe there is a 2 crate minimum. talk to Wallens (ace hardware)
you can rent a car and do several 'off the track' trips. a few waterfalls nearby, and just exploring is fun to me.
i wouldn't recommend any snorkeling off placencia itself. further north at false caye is very good but not from placencia.

#359784 - 12/03/09 12:57 AM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Barnacle]
Randy Offline
Thanks Barnacle. Barefoot Rentals is one rental company in Placencia are there others?
Split Canadian

#359812 - 12/03/09 03:47 AM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Randy]
Barnacle Offline
yes hertz has an office right at the airstrip.

#359855 - 12/03/09 03:55 PM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Barnacle]
Barbara K Offline
Wow - that's new! Wonder if they do one way rentals now from BZE? I will have to inquire

#359968 - 12/04/09 12:49 AM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Barbara K]
Katie Valk Offline
Yes, one way rentals but a drop off fee of over 200.00. And they charge a bad road fee too.
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#360079 - 12/04/09 05:11 PM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Katie Valk]
Barbara K Offline
Thanks for the info. How is the road paving coming?

#360080 - 12/04/09 05:21 PM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Barbara K]
Barnacle Offline
paved from the point to bella maya, just north of maya beach.
from there to the southern hyway i hear it is very bad.

#360097 - 12/04/09 06:02 PM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Barnacle]
Katie Valk Offline
The stretch from BM to the Southern was actually pretty okay last Sunday. Returning today and will see how it is. I made it from mile 8 on the Placencia road to Dangriga in less than an hr, using my own vehicle I care for.
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#360158 - 12/05/09 12:23 AM Re: Off the beaten track [Re: Katie Valk]
PalapaBob Offline
So how are the mileage postings figured? Is it 8 miles from from that post on the Placencia road to the Southern Highway intersection?
I've already told you more than I know.

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