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Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia

Posted By: LaurieMar

Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 12/30/04 12:49 AM

After several trips to AC, my next trip includes a three night stay in Placencia before heading over to AC (again!). Looking for advice/comments on things to do and see while there. I enjoy eating, getting my drink on, meeting and talking to locals and tourists, lying on the beach, snorkeling and a river/jungle tour. I am not a diver. Interested in a boat ride up the Monkey River, a snorkeling trip and good places to hang to eat and drink. If possible, would like to get information on costs and duration of any suggestions. Thanks.
Posted By: GRAFFICE

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/04/05 02:46 AM

HOLY CRAP-ISLAND GIRL COMES SOUTH!!!! HOPE YOU LOVE IT AS MUCH AS BARB AND I. CHECK OUT PLACENCIA.COM--I'D HIGHLY RECO STAYING IN THE VILLAGE RATHER THAN SAY MAYA BEACH UNLESS YOUR LOOKING FOR SOMETHING SECLUDED.THE FIRST THING YOU WILL NOTICE IS YOUR NOT IN SP ANYMORE--VERY LAID BACK AND NOT AS MUCH NIGHT LIFE DURING THE WEEK. GREAT FOOD AWAITS YOU AT THE GALLEY,ANOTHER FAVORITE OF OURS IS TRATALI(SPELLING)GREAT ITALIAN PLACE-PURPLE SPACE MONKEY FOR BREAKFAST AND LOTS OF PLACES TO SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING DRINKS WITH NEW FRIENDS. WE WILL BE THER MID FEB....WHEN DO YOU ARRIVE? DUANE
Posted By: Richard Chambers

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/04/05 08:08 PM

We stayed at Cozy Corner last May for $50us/nite.
A/C and bath with 2 beds. Also a good restaurant/bar on site. :p
Posted By: govikes

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/04/05 08:41 PM

LOL, Richard, that reminds me of how they SAY Cozy Corner down there - it was more like coo-zee corner. LaurieMar, walking the beach down there is WAY different than SP. Special warning - the sand gets VERY HOT - so hot you will burn your tootsies if you don't have shoes/sandals on (speaking from experience). And update us on the 'main street' (the sidewalk was still damaged from the hurrican when I was there). And make sure you visit Kitty's Place for dinner/drink - the grounds are gorgeous!
Posted By: twospotdog

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/05/05 03:32 AM

Go to Cozy's for the killer burritos (very big - best to share), and wonderful spicy fried chicken. The Pickled Parrot for quesadillas (especially lobster, if in season). Dawn has a cart out in front of Wallen's for great fajitas, but you got to get there before noon. Breaky at Jake's (he's got an espresso machine). And don't forget the gelato place.
Posted By: Richard Chambers

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/05/05 03:48 PM

Forgot to mention that the "Tipsy Tuna" is next door to Cozy's too! Another good drinking spot in Placencia.
Posted By: GRAFFICE

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/06/05 03:00 AM

HORSE SHOES STILL AVALIBLE AT BURNT DOWN SUGAR REEF ON SUNDAYS AND PLEASE ENJOY THE LOCAL CROWD AT J-BYRDS. ANY BODY KNOW IF JUNGLE JUICE STLL GOING FEW DAYS PER WEEK??
Posted By: mountain Larry

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/06/05 09:32 PM

Maya Beach has an evironment all its own, We had a great time hanging out at the grocery store and Mangos. We stayed twice at Barnicle Bills, great people and a nice location.
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/07/05 03:06 AM

Maya Beach gets my ok too. We have been there several times and will again......soon!

Maya Breeze Inn is a good spot and Mangos is right there next door. The grocery and The Hungry Gecko are so cool. Yes, it's an environment of it's own laugh laugh
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/07/05 03:49 AM

Sounds like lots of good places to go to eat and drink. What about snorkeling from Placencia? Anybody have any favorite spots to go? We will be staying at Calico Jacks in Placencia for only three nights.
Posted By: NYgal

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/07/05 02:51 PM

Calico Jacks is North of Mangos. You will be several miles North of the actual Village.

Snorkeling can be arranged through them, I'm sure. The Silk cayes will be on the list.
Posted By: GailM

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/09/05 03:25 PM

Hey Laurie,
When are you going down? Was going in Jan, changed it to Feb, now I think I am going for three weeks around Easter. If I am there when you are, we will have to have a few!
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/11/05 01:58 AM

Hey Gail: Happy New Year! I will be there on 5/4, but over on the island on 5/7. Do you think you will still be there?
Posted By: GailM

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/12/05 03:55 PM

Same to you Laurie! Now it looks like I will be going down in early Feb or early March so most likely we will miss each other. I go back for an extended time in June/July. Anwyay, will email you some phone numbers for friends in Placencia who can take you to the fun places. Too bad you are staying so far north of the village but lots of things to do in Maya Beach which is a bit closer to Calico Jacks.
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/13/05 06:33 AM

Gail, sorry we will miss each other - would have enjoyed tipping a few with you and your sister(s) if they were around! Didn't know I was staying so far north of the village, as my travel buddy booked the hotel. How far is far?? No doubt, I will be in the village checking everything out, and wouldn't mind meeting some of your friends as well!
Posted By: Gela

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/14/05 08:56 PM

Laurie, here's a map of Placencia so you get the lay of the land.

http://www.placencia.com/informative_pages/map.html

Calico looked very cool - all the amenities - pool, restaurant, snorkel off the beach, spacious air-conditioned rooms. laugh
Posted By: denverdan

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/15/05 10:34 AM

Ya... not to close to Placencia here girls! We stayed at Rum Point and it was a bit of a walk! Not long for us but from where your staying would be MUCH longer! Anywho, you will meet a cab driver during your time and SAVE that #, he will be your best friend! Have fun!
Posted By: LaurieMar

Re: Comments/Ideas re stay in Placencia - 01/17/05 03:07 AM

Gela: thanks for the map site. I have seen that, but it is hard to tell how far away it is from the village. I wonder if it is too far for a bike ride?

I'm not too worried about it - because I will be in Belize! (big smile).
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