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What’s happening this week in Placencia, Belize!

Remax Vip Belize : this week in Placencia, Belize
Lots going on this week!!!Tonight at Tranquilo:

Live music Fri. July 17 @ Tranquillo with Los Estebanes

Blues, Folk, Jazz, Rock, Pop & more

The Best Place in Placencia to watch the sunset and to enjoy a sunset shot and a wonderful meal. Call 660-7263 for the free shuttle boat to pick you up. The sea-to-table and farm-to-table menu changes weekly. Check out Tranquilo’s facebook page for times, menu and pricing.

Remax Vip Belize: Placencia to watch the sunset and to enjoy a sunset



ALL MENU ITEMS 25% OFF BETWEEN 5-6:30 PM for any and all Placencia Locals & Residents (or anyone who mentions this post)! Begins today through Sunday!!!

Belize Ocean Club Shuttle times for the International Film Festival this weekend!


Friday July 17th

Departing Hotel: 10am, 2pm, 4.30pm, 5.30 pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm

Departing Placencia: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 6.00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm and 9:30pm

Saturday July 18th

Departing Hotel: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm and 11pm

Departing Placencia: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm, and 11:30pm

Sunday July 19th

Departing Hotel: 10am, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm

Departing Placencia: 10:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm

Belize Ocean Club lineup this weekend:

Belize Film Festival 17 – 19 July.

Single movie ticket $10

Movie Pass $50 (buy via

Friday: Red Carpet Opening cermony 5.30pm – 10.30 pm $40

Friday: Afterparty 10.30pm – 2am $10

Saturday: MOVIE DAY cinema 10am – 11 pm

Saturday: Free beach screening of Awaken and Mad Dogs 7pm – 11pm

Sunday: award ceremony, dinner and entertainment $75 5.30 – 9.30

Un Wine’d at Los Porticos:

Un Wine’d is featuring a “Specialty Drink” & Appetizer today & tomorrow. “Very Superstitious” is a refreshing drink made with Arbor Mist Blackberry Merlot, Mango & Pineapple Nectar for $8.00/glass. Enjoy a platter of locally made hummus served with Ritz Chips for a special price of $5.00. You may also chose from the regular wine/beer & appetizer menu. Open 2 to 6 pm Thurs & Fri.

Saturday at Pickled Parrot:

Sat. July 18:

The bi-weekly Sat. jam @ The Pickled Parrot , WEBEJAMMIN’ (again), Jam hosted by HOT PAPAYA. Musicians welcome.

Starts around 6:00 PM.

A Placencia landmark and long time local favorite, the Pickled Parrot offers a cool, laid back Caribbean experience with a full bar, good food (killer burgers) great people and cool music. You haven’t been to Placencia if you haven’t been to the Parrot!!

Mariposa next Saturday:

July 25th Wine and Cheese tasting at Mariposa from 3:00-6:00 with mellow background music provided by Lost Reefers.. RSVP please 523-4474

Remax Vip Belize: Maripsa Restaurant & Beach Suites
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Top fun things to do this week in Placencia, Belize!

Remax Vip Belize: Top fun things to do this week in Placencia, Belize!
Who says it is low season??? Not Placencia!

Tonight, Thursday night, July 9th:-All you can eat spaghetti at Flying Pig, 6pm, $15bz

Remax Vip Belize: The Flying Pig

-Rumfish-Live Music @ Rumfish y Vino with Steve Fasano. Blues, Rock, Folk, Pop, Jazz & more. From 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Reservations and info @ 523-3293

Remax Vip Belize: Rumfish-Live Music @ Rumfish y Vino

-Turtle Inn–Indonesian Rijstaffel Dinner at Turtle Inn tonight.A tasting platter of the rich food culture from the island nation of Indonesia stretching from Sumatra to Timor. They serve 18 small servings on a “Lazy Susan” at BZ$64 per person. Call for reservations-523-3244

Remax Vip Belize: Indonesian Rijstaffel Dinner

Tomorrow, Friday the 10th:

Sushi Lunch from Go Sushi–call 600 5498 to order, pick up at Eucalypto

Remax Vip Belize: Sushi Lunch from Go Sushi

-Un Wine’d Wine Shop, Los Porticos Villas– tasting plates and wine 2-6!

-FREE Zumba 7-9 Tipsy Tuna with Hayley!

Remax Vip Belize: Zumba Let it Move you

-Paradise Resort-This Friday Night Starting at 7 PM, Paradise Resort Welcomes:


New to Placencia from Italy, this Troupe will be Performing Their Circus Acts and Fire Dancing On Our Beachfront!!! Come Early and Enjoy Our $10 Menu Special of the Day ~ Our Homemade Deep-Fried Chicken Bites Served with Our Hand-Cut Fries and Coleslaw!!!

Don’t Forget Happy Hour Starts at 5 PM!!! $1 Off All Local Beer and Rum!!!

Remax Vip Belize: Circus Acts and Fire Dancing

Saturday the 11th:

-Tranquilo-Pirate party! Costume contest, the Lost Reefers are playing, games, $20 pirate punch. 4pm-?

Remax Vip Belize: Tranquilo-Pirate party

-Pickled Parrot-Live Music @ The Pickled Parrot with HOT PAPAYA. Placencia landmark and long time local favorite, the Pickled Parrot offers a cool, laid back Caribbean experience with a full bar, good food (killer burgers) great people and cool music.

Remax Vip Belize: Pickled Parrot-Live Music @ The Pickled Parrot


The Belize International Film Festival!

Friday-Red Carpet, movies and fun all weekend!

Remax Vip Belize: Friday-Red Carpet

**all pics courtesy of the establishments listed 🙂

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3 Tips for Guests & Best coffee options!

Remax Vip Belize : Free/fun stuff to get before
Based on some recent guest feedback, I am throwing out there three tips that are totally unrelated, but may improve your trip 🙂
Remax Vip Belize: Vacation Time

1.) Before you get here, while you are planning your fun, I just found out something interesting this week. BTB–Belize Tourism Board, which is the board who asks for your passport info, and who makes the magazines you see, and promotes tourism here, collects money with each hotel guest. Part of what they give back, is a FREE service to incoming guests…..they will send you a bunch of information to your home for FREE if you sign up here:

And, you can actually FOR FREE call them and ask them any questions you want (and enjoy the charming Belize accent!)…the only caveat is you get 10 minutes per call and then you have to call back 🙂 But, this is a really nice service if you have some exotic questions that you can’t find answers to! Here is the FREE number!

Toll free info–from the US–1-800-624-0686

These are the guys that came up with the cute logo for the country!

Remax Vip Belize: Belize

2.) I will try to be as nice as I can for #2 :)…..Guatemala is known for their coffee, right? I am not sure if this is something Belize is really known for. What I know is, there is coffee bags available at all the stores. I have tried all.of.them. Some are really expensive and some are cheap, but this has little to do with the taste. BIG TIP here…..I am noticing a lot of guests buy the Belize coffee in the green bag, and then leave almost the whole bag in their cabana when they leave.

Remax Vip Belize: 04 well you Know me.

I decided to do a PSA and announce that no one should buy coffee unless they are SURE that is is sealed properly in the bag, like never opened. I notice that some of the stores stock Belize coffee that was ground, then put back in the bag, but by the time it gets in the consumers hands, it is often…..quite sour (ie: gross.) I notice at Wallen’s you can grind your own right there, this works! Otherwise, here is my suggestion, as someone who has tried them all… of the cheaper varieties available here looks like this:

Remax Vip Belize: Leon

That is BZ price, so it is about $5.50 US for this bag. It is IMHO the best tasting coffee and also one of the cheapest. You can also get fresh ground at Above Grounds or Brewed Awakenings. But nothing makes me sadder than thinking a guest will experience this… “BELIZE COFFEE YES!! I AM GOING TO ENJOY THIS ON MY VERANDA! Waaaaait a minute,….this coffee is totally gross and has now ruined my false memory of what the morning would be….” you get the picture. So, buy from Wallen’s and grind yourself, or buy the blue bag anywhere (it’s always sealed!) or buy from the coffee shops. 🙂

3.) We are not out of the woods on this Sargassum thing yet. I am so sick of this seaweed that when I see it rolling in I can’t get my eyes to stop unrolling. It is NOT THAT BAD since last winter, but it IS bad enough that the shores haven’t been totally clear in a while, and just enough of it rolls in that we have had to deal with raking it every morning. We feel terrible when guests come, ready to jump in the Caribbean, and have to dodge seaweed. (It is not just here, it is everywhere, and people are working on this issue.) Please note our back up plan if you are dying to get in the water….

Here are Some Open-to-Everyone Pools, Bars, and Daytime Fun!!

—Fusion Beach is a wonderful, Miami-beach style pool and bar, open to the public, just a short walk north on the beach. (walk to the beach and turn left, you will run into it!)

Remax Vip Belize: Miami-beach

—Tranquilo is a bar on Placencia Caye, known as the place to be to watch sunsets! You can float around on rafts with cupholders there. If you want to go, walk to the pier and call Jeff at 620 7763, tell him you are at the pier and want a pick up. The boat “3 Things” will take you on a 2 minute boat ride to the bar. Free sunset shots too! It is the opposite side of the island so no seaweed.

Remax Vip Belize: Tranquilo bar
–Belize Ocean Club, about 25 minutes north on the peninsula, offers shuttles throughout the day to their resort, where you can kayak, paddleboard, play volleyball, or use their great pool. Sometimes the seaweed will be worse one place vs. the other, so this is an option for a day when it gets too bad here. Free Daily Shuttles from Placencia to Belize Ocean Club depart from Belize Ocean Club’s village office (between Mojo and office supply) at 10.30, 2.30, 7.30 and 9.30.
Remax Vip Belize: Belize Ocean Club
–Taking excursions out to Silk or Ranguana Cayes is another great idea to see what the shores are really supposed to be like!! You can schedule these throughout the village at any of the tour booths.
Remax Vip Belize: Ranguana Cayes

Mather Nature at times can try to ruin a good time, but we can still make the best of it!!

Again let me emphasize that don’t panic if you are on your way here, it has been at manageable levels, but aesthetically, it could be better :-/. Here is a picture from Ambergris Caye, from San Pedro Scoop’s blog, but it is a perfect example of how most of the shores have been looking–
Remax Vip Belize: Ambergris Caye
Remax Vip Belize: I Discovered I Scream