If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle, but don’t want to break the bank, this is the home for you! Located in the quiet village of Riversdale, which is situated on the north end of the Placencia Peninsula. The home is located just steps from the beach and set on a quiet double lot near the end of the road. Improvements to the home within the past year include: new deck, roof, eves, posts, under floor and some interior renovations. There is plenty of room for expansion of the house or save the space for a bountiful garden or pool…or BOTH! The yard is already teeming with fresh mangos from the beautiful mango tree as well as cashew, and a Noni tree, which is known to have numerous health benefits. And with two covered porches you can simply hang up your hammocks and relax in paradise. Priced to sell FAST… bring all offers. SELLER FINANCING AVAILABLE! Seller will carry note at 5% for 5 years on full price offer and 50% down.
Life in Riversdale
Riversdale is a quaint fishing village located at the northernmost end of the Placencia Peninsula. Inhabited by a mix of expats and locals the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, broken only by the sea breeze, swaying palm trees and the occasional flock of parrots passing overhead.
Riversdale boasts one small hotel, who’s restaurant and bar are well known for their hospitality and great food. Seawaves restaurant is the only other eating establishment in the village and is run by the famous Dorkus, who brings her seafood directly from the beachside to her kitchen where the magic happens!
The village sits directly on the Caribbean Sea, only a short boat ride from fantastic fishing, snorkeling and diving.
To the south of Riversdale we journey down the peninsula first to Maya Beach. This relaxed section of the peninsula is favoured by expats and features some of the best restaurants in the area. 12 minutes drive from Riversdale, we drive through the upmarket stretch of homes of Caribbean Way and Plantation and then we reach Maya Beach Bistro, a hot spot for gastronomic delights, famous for the best breakfast on the Placencia Peninsula , Tapas Happy Hour every afternoon and romantic beachfront dinners.
Maya Beach is also well known for having the only bowling alley in Belize! Also just 12 minutes away from Riversdale, head down to Jaguar Lanes for fun nights of bowling, wings and Belikin beers, the national beer of Belize. Join the locals for weekly poker nights, sign up for the bowling league or just enjoy their big screen TVs which always have the latest game playing.
Further south, a leisurely 30 minutes drive from the Riversdale, you will find yourself in the heart of the action, Placencia Village. A quaint village with all the excitement of one of Belize’s major tourist destinations. Enjoy the famous Sidewalk, a beachside promenade lined with bars and restaurants.. Here you will find Placencia institution, Barefoot Beach Bar, where you can sit on the beach and sip on the best (and strongest!) margaritas and stuff yourself with their famous Lobster Grilled Cheese. Placencia Village is also where you’ll depart from to go on any one of the many exciting tours on offer from some of the most knowledgeable tour guides in the country. Some of the best include taking an exciting boat ride up Monkey River into the heart of howler monkey territory, heading into the mangroves to go manatee watching, or taking a guided food tour around the village to taste local delicacies and if you’re up for it, braving a rum sampling session.
Let’s now take a journey north of the Placencia Peninsula! Heading up north we leave the peninsula and head inland. Only 15 minutes away we reach the famous Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve. Nearly 100,000 acres of protected forest on the slopes of the Maya Mountains is yours to explore. This is the land of the elusive jaguar so keep your eyes peeled. The expertise of the local guides will help you spot his tracks and if you’re lucky, you may even spot him among the tropical rainforest. Here you can also take the opportunity to interact with Mayan community where they’ll guide you through traditional chocolate making techniques; you’ll even get the opportunity to make and taste your own! Finish the day with a hearty Mayan meal before heading back home.