PLACENCIA Breeze A Placencia BTIA Publication
Happy Holidays! One of our favourite times of the year is here and the annual Mistletoe Ball is the kick off on December 12th. This festive dance was started in the late nineties to raise funds to start the Placencia Tourism Centre…and the rest is history. This is the tourism industry’s chance to dress up, dance and have a good time with friends before the season starts. And a great party for visitors to enjoy.
The Placencia Village Council has a Christmas Party at the municipal pier on December 19th with the annual Christmas Boat Parade. There will be a bar and refreshments at the pier.
There are many parties and events at restaurants and bars during Christmas week and New Year’s Eve. Enjoy eating, drinking and being merry or jump on a boat to the cayes or Monkey River. On December 23rd, Santa distributes presents The businesses on the Placencia Peninsula will to the children at the basketball court and the help make your holiday memorable. Christmas Parade is December 24th.
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Pg 5 Belize’s Cultural Holiday Celebrations Pg 6 Rotary Club Events Pg 9 Itz’ana - Placencia’s Future Shines Bright Pg 10 Culinary Tours - Taste Belize Pg 11 Humane Society / Outlet Youth Center Pg 12 Point of View – Rumpopo Pg 13 Placencia Humane Society AGM Pg 14 Seine Bight Wins Battle of the Drums Pg 15 & 18 Placencia BTIA Membership Directory Pg 16 & 17 Placencia Peninsula Map Pg 23 Placencia Peninsula Happenings Pg 24 Events & National Holiday Calendar/Save the Date Pg 25 SEA & Turtle Inn Auction/Evening w/ David Shaw
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The 16th Annual MISTLETOE BALL Venue: Belize Ocean Club Date: Saturday, December 12th Happy Hour: 6 PM - 7 PM Dinner: 7 PM - 9PM Serenaded by Aaron Krohn on Classical Guitar Dance Party: 9 PM - 3 AM Featuring the irrepressible Gilharry 7 Raffle Drawing: Midnight Dinner and Dance Tickets: $50 each or 2 for $95 Raffle Tickets: $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 Dinner / Dance Party tickets and Raffle Tickets available at the Placencia Tourism Center. Purchase your tickets early to avoid being disappointed. For more information, contact 523-4045 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Belize’s Cultural Holiday Celebrations From hanging lights and putting up the Christmas traditions are varied.
No matter how you celebrate this holiday, it
tree to the Deer Dance in Maya Villages, Belize In the west, there is a re-enactment of Mary and is a great time to be in Belize…especially the is home to 10 different ethnic groups so the Joseph looking for an inn called Las Posadas. Placencia Peninsula. At this time of year, look for white relleno, a delicious soup with pork stuffed chicken, olives, raisins and saffron served with hot, corn tortillas. On our peninsula, you might see the Jonkunu dancers in Seine Bight during Christmas week and you can stop by Vern’s Restaurant for some Garifuna dishes. Creole families in Placencia will enjoy a turkey and ham dinner served with rice & beans, stuffing and potato salad followed by black fruit cake laced with rum. Hopefully you will hear some “brukdown” songs like “Good Morning Miss Lady” and other old favourites. The weeks before Christmas are a frenzy of cleaning and hanging new curtains to get ready for visiting family and friends. Veggie vendors will have apples, pears and grapes for special treats and of course, look out for some Rumpopo.
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Rotary Club of Placencia, 2015 Haunted House, The Black Pearl The Rotary Club of Placencia, along with Kathy Placencia Anglin, Luci Rotary Club Wallen, Tracy Eiley and many other members of the community put on yet another spectacular Haunted House. By Wanda Stakutis
Many hours went in to the building of this set and the crowd that came through screamed loud and long! Based on the volume of the screams we think it was a success! The work was actually started in August, building props and continued right up to opening night. All told over 40 people were involved and about 500 man hours to create this!
This year the theme was Pirates of the Caribbean and the ghost ship The Black Pearl. For anyone walking by the community center on October 31 they would have noticed the ship crashed into the building.
Rotary Ladies Night
The Placencia Rotary Club hosted the “Crimson Sunset” ladies night gala on Saturday, November 14th at the Tipsy Tuna Seaside & Sports Bar. This was the second year for this event and with the change of venue they were able to accommodate 130 ladies along with 45 volunteers. Due to the constant downpour of rain, the only sun we saw was visual on our beautiful sunset mural (designed and painted by Kashana Tonozzi ). Sal & Gillian, owners of the Tipsy Tuna, worked tirelessly the entire day to insure that our guests were dry & comfortable. There were 11 local businesses
Inside, there were ghost pirates and other ghouls to scare young and old alike. A desert island came complete with a reluctant bride and a mean pirate. There was a cave and of course the inside of the ship including a brig, galley and captain’s quarters.
set up with vendor table’s along with an array of business cards from other local businesses. The demonstrations done by BB Yoga Flow, Miss Agnes BalawejderBusch, Jarka Tesnerova, Christina DiGammarco, Jan Knight, Nikki Wildman, Nicole Harvalik , Zumba with Nicole Havarlik & Severine Aragon and Belly Dancing by Wendy Lewis were absolutely stunning. We were also treated to a guest appearance from Titteman, the Cultural Ambassador Of Belize. We listened to the story of Tiffanie Westby along with an informative talk from Lyra Sprang from Taste
Belize Tours. The DJ for the evening was BeBe along with solos by Miss Vannie Ferrel. The MakeOver Queen this year was Marjorie Tucker who was treated to a manicure by Antonette Westby from Tips & Toes, pedicure from Z-Touch, make-up by Bev Brooks & hair styling by Lindsay Moore. She also received a beautiful shawl designed by Kathy Johnson from Bliss Boutique and a gorgeous necklace & earring set. She looked beautiful. Everyone was treated to a wonderful array of tasty treats from a chocolate fountain, trays of fruit and veggie, chicken wings
and cupcakes. The whole evening was topped off with a beautiful fashion show which was a tribute this year to Miss Mary Allyson Smith and called “Ally’s Alley”. The show was commentated by Dave Diffendal & Lindsay Moore. We imported our terrific models from Placencia Village and with the help from Kathy Johnston from Bliss Boutique, Anna from Anna’s Fashion Boutique and Crystal from Strike-A-Pose, they were able to show you that shopping here in the village is a great experience. The ladies arrived in their most beautiful gowns and partied into the night. Big thanks to everyone who helped to make this evening such a big success. By Lynne O’Brien
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Placencia’s Future Shines Bright By Shaylene Todd
The ground breaking ceremony for Itz’ana Resort and Residences brought with it a welcome slice of sunshine as it marked the official launch of construction for the up and coming ocean front hotel. Mrs. Kim Simpliss, First Lady to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, attended as an esteemed guest and longtime supporter of the project. She gave a heartfelt speech and shoveled the first bit of concrete onto the construction site alongside valued investor, Fernando Piaz, who is currently building five Hyatts in Central America. Conceptualized by the Foundry Collective, Itz’ana will be the sister beach resort to the Belizean inland adventure hotel, Ka’ana, best known for infusing luxury with adventure and local culture with design. On Wednesday, the Itz’ana team opened their exquisite model home to residents with enthusiasm and pride. The beautifully designed two bedroom villa by Roberto De Olivia Castro boasts high ceilings and beach chic furnishings by Samuel Amoia. Guests were also invited to explore the future resort grounds and indulge in local culinary delights by renowned chef Mara Jernigan. Lagoon side residences are now available for purchase and offer a passive rental income with a side of adventure and luxury. Prior to their anticipated completion in early 2017, you’re invited to reserve a seat at one of their Pop-up Limilita dinners or visit the sales office at mile 20 on Placencia Road. Visit www.itzanabelize.com for more information on this project and the Pop-Ups.
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Tasting Belize One Tour at a Time By Shaylene Todd
Having spent her first 18 years working on the family cacao farm, there really is no better person to guide you to Ixcacao Chocolate. You will spend the morning picking, roasting, grinding, moulding, and finally eating your own chocolate made right from the pod. In addition to sucking the delicious pulp from the cacao beans, you’ll be privileged to enjoy a hot cup of natural cocoa and a lunch of chocolate chicken and fried cassava. All of this is prepared by the personable Mayan owners, Abelina aka “The Chocolate Queen” and Juan, who work handson with you to prepare the chocolate you’ll take home as a souvenir.
Whether it’s chocolate, coffee, hot sauce, bittas, or a homemade dish made by native hands, our food is a reflection of the diversity of our nation. From the fruits, vegetables, herbs, and seafood that flourish around us, to traditional preparation methods, our Belizean identity can be discovered and experienced through taste. In an effort to ‘transcend the restaurant experience’, Lyra Spang, local tour guide and founder of Taste Belize, has created a menu of delicious tours that explore the diverse ecosystems, cultures, and customs that form our culinary identity. Whether you’re a local Belizean, a long-time resident, or visiting, these tours use food to connect you with While chocolate is in her blood, Lyra`s interests the history and people of Belize. and tour offerings extend far beyond that. You can spend the day with the enchanting Ms. Gloria, a Garifuna lady with an infectious smile. She will guide you through making your very own bowl of Hudut; a savory fish stew with a creamy coconut base that is a staple in the Garifuna menu. You will pick the basil, husk the coconuts, peel and mash the plantains, stoke the fire hearth, and set the table with banana leaves. Ms. Gloria`s love for cooking and patient manner will keep your hands busy and your mouth watering. When you finally sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, the hands-on experience is taken to a whole new Born to American parents, who met in Belize, and level when you use only your fingers and mashed raised on the family’s organic cacao farm outside plantain to slurp this tasty traditional treat. of Punta Gorda Town, Lyra spent her childhood picking cacao pods, fishing, and hunting for land To aid in your digestion, follow Lyra to Healing crabs with her brother. With an interest in food Hands and learn how the local moonshine, bittas, that was organically grown, she earned a PhD in is made. Believed to have health benefits, it’s Sociocultural Anthropology with a concentration derived from various vines, barks, leaves, and in Food Studies from Indiana University. Her dissertation, ‘Food, Identity, and Tourism in Belize’, is being revised for publication as a book. This won’t be her first time in print though, as her monthly blog, ‘Rice and Beans: A Belizean Food Blog’ was referenced in the fourth edition of Lonely Planet: Belize! A true expert in her field, Lyra will fascinate you with a unique blend of personal anecdotes and educational explanations, delivered in her signature Creole brogue.
flowers. You can also tour the infamous Marie Sharp’s Pepper farm, indulge in cheese tasting, and make coconut oil from scratch. In the same spirit, Taste Belize also offers to arrange for a local Placencia chef such as Ms. Radiance or Ms. Malu (both of whom are renowned for their Creole cooking) to accompany you to your home or vacation rental and help you prepare and enjoy
a local meal cooked by you! On a mission to support fair trade, local businesses, and farm-to-table initiatives, Taste Belize offers each of us the opportunity to experience and understand the food culture of Belize. All of these tours are a joyride for more than just the taste buds. In addition to having a great meal or scrumptious treat, you’re on the farms, in the homes, and having an intimate experience with Belizeans over a Creole, Mayan, or Garifuna fire. As her website states, “You haven’t experienced our country until you Taste Belize!” Lyra was the first to bring food and culture tours to Placencia and is always working to ensure Taste Belize tour offerings are as diverse as our bountiful country. So, from the banana plantations to the right and the shrimp farms to the left, just beyond the spice farm where vanilla and black pepper are harvested, taste Lyra’s passion for her country and its food by booking your tour today! Visit Taste Belize on Facebook and Tripadvisor or go to www.tastebelize.com
Outlet Youth Center Camping Trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
The brave crew of kids went on a Camping trip. experienced a different world in the jungle. This trip was very existing with hiking up hills to get to the waterfalls and coming down the rock water slides then continuing with a night-walk. They saw lots of snakes and wolf spiders and even spotted a Pauraque. The fallowing day after singing and telling stories all night they did an other trail which was very buddy after a rainy night but that did not stop them. They are hoping to do this again very soon.
In Memory Mr. Karl Lovel Sr. Photo by Juan Caducio Visit http://placenciabreeze.com/
CANDY POWER: CO-FOUNDER, PLACENCIA HUMANE SOCIETY Legacy is something that remains after we leave this world— something that speaks of our lives when we are no longer here.
and Dana (who also financed this part of the trek) Paralyzed suddenly by no one quite knows what, from Placencia to Belize International Airport, Candy didn’t give up. She recovered some for further transport to Colorado. leg movement through sheer force of will and Her closest friends share with you their fondest physical therapy. Weighing barely 85 pounds, memories of Candy: she ran a catering business, and later started a car “Candy was one of a kind gal--she had a soft For Candy Power, her legacy is very clear: it rental partnership. heart with a tortoise shell cover. She pretended was her passion and devotion to all animals that Candy could bowl backwards, pole dance, joke to be tough but she wasn’t as tough as most manifests itself today in the Placencia Humane with the best, but when it came to animals, they people thought. I do miss her and the thought I Society. were her serious commitment. will never see or talk to her again saddens me.” By Patricia Celenza PHS Board Member email@example.com
born 16 years ago.
Before Candy arrived in Placencia in the late 80’s, Candy taught school and worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Colorado, U.S.A. She married her high school sweetheart, and they had a beautiful daughter, Kelli. Her grandson, Jonathon, was the light of her life.
Candy was our go-to person for cat care, day or night. Candy’s Cattery was the only group in southern Belize (maybe the whole country) that took in stray cats. Did you know that many of Candy’s Cattery were abandoned cats, quite literally tossed into her yard? Candy never turned As an ardent lover of animals, she immediately away a one of them, nor did she terminate them. connected in Placencia with Deb Vernon, who She loved them all, lost sleep feeding them with was already a pioneer in the care and protection eye droppers, and gave them goofy names. of Placencia animals. These two dynamos This summer, Candy required further medical joined forces, shared ideas, going door to door attention in the U.S. But she would not leave tirelessly, raising awareness and funds for pet her pets behind. A rented Ritchie bus housed and stray animal wellbeing. “Candy’s Ark,” and transported six dogs, seven In this spirit, Placencia Humane Society was cats, Candy, and her two good friends, Wynand
“Nothing or nobody held Candy down for long – she always came back up fighting, spitting – and most of the time, grinning.” Quite a legacy, Candy! Candy Power Sunrise 3 December, 1944 Sunset 27 October, 2015
Outlet Youth Center Swim Class Kids in Placencia seem to be like fish, always playing in the sea. While 601 - 0504 comfortable in the water, many of the kids don’t know proper swim techniques or water safety. The Outlet Youth Center held a swim strokes and rescue technique class last month with a group of children aged 6 - 10 years. Ciara Vernon organized this class, led by David Vernon, to teach kids some of the basic swim strokes like the crawl and sidestroke. The class also taught the basic technique for rescuing a swimmer in trouble. The kids had a lot of fun trying to save their friends!
activities for primary school children in Placencia. The Outlet also offers occasional weekend activities such as the swim strokes class and our upcoming camping trip to Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Preserve. Our mission s to help prepare our youth for life’s adventures by providing them the space and resources that will allow them to develop their full potential & acquire higher self-esteem through positive socialization, artistic, and During the class we were lucky enough to see scientific, a conch laying it’s egg sack. This was a bonus cultural pursuits, as for everyone! The group had a great time playing well as community and learning in the sea. After the class snacks involvement. were provided. Overall, the class was a success. We are a Non-Profit By Ciara Vernon Outlet Youth Center
The Outlet Youth Center offers after school
organization that runs
solely on the support of the community. Anyone wishing to donate time, supplies or funds to help us continue with this program can find us on Facebook or at the Outlet between 4 and 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.
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Point of View
Blend 9 eggs for 15 minutes. Add 5 cans of Evaporated Milk, I used 2%, worked just fine. Mix another 3 minutes. Add The Ultimate Adult Belizean Holiday 3 cans of Condensed Sweetened milk, another 2 minutes of blending. Now add a pint of rum, Smoothie a cap full of vanilla. By the time all this air was My sad news of the season is that I cannot be in pumped into the mixture, I barely had room for Placencia for the Holidays, but my happy news the frothy result. Nutmeg and/or cinnamon is, with the help of Online recipes, I have brought dusting on the top. Before I started, I soaked a little bit of Belizean cheer into my “other cinnamon sticks and raisins in rum. home”. And so, on a dreary recent Sunday, I armed myself with the necessary ingredients and Bottom line? Yowzer! This is one yummy set out to make the traditional Christmas treat, adult smoothie and it brings to mind one of my favorite words…propinquity which basically Rumpopo. means what the old rock song says: If you can’t Anyway, the recipe I used goes something like be with the one you love (Placencia), love the this: one you’re with (Rumpopo in my family room).
Stay tuned as my Editor gives you another idea for your Belizean Holiday entertaining…. and Merry Christmas one and all! For the next Crawl…I may have to walk there to try to keep even.
This Festive Season, Be A Human Being Not A Rescue Cat door I’ve just cracked open. They bowl each other over in the race to be first to the breakfast kibble. There is some head-butting and some half-hearted hissing but soon the kerfuffle settles into the steady munching-crunching-slurpingburping of rescue cats greedily filling their none-too-small bellies. Animals who have sniffed starvation are never slow to eat. And for their owners, restricting the intake of our darling gluttons is something we wrestle with daily.
They say a mother is acutely sensitive to the sound of her own baby crying. Pet owners know this to be true. A soft, pleading meow outside my window in the pre-dawn hour breaks my sleep. A minute later, the dawdling rhythm of the morning is lost to the percussion of two cats bursting through the
Survival of the fittest. Played out in small ways every day in our houses and in our yards and in our lives. We understand it intuitively. The compulsion to be first: to seize, to snatch, to grasp, to defend, is deeply rooted within each one of us. We even have a cast-iron rationale: to provide for our loved ones, for our clan, for our country
even. Can that be wrong? It feels good; it feels right. But what I take, you cannot have and when we heed our animal drive to Grab-It-NowBefore-Anyone-Else-Gets-It we are locked in spiteful competition with those around us. You and I may be neighbours, but we are also hissing, head-butting rivals competing for that same Ipad on Placencia Classifieds. Just like the cats at breakfast.
And while you’re enjoying being an evolved human being, don’t forget the un-rescued cats and the un-rescued dogs. The wannabes who are still playing out a pitiful daily fight for survival, oblivious to the small joys of shelter, food and comfort.
Make a donation or take out a membership to the Placencia Humane Society. Better still, multiply the joy and gift a The festive season, whether you membership to someone else. And follow one faith or none, affords us if you’re taking your pet to the the opportunity to leave our well- clinic, be an evolved human being, intentioned grasping selves behind and throw in a little extra for the and appeals to us to become big- cats and dogs who don’t have doting hearted, joyful givers at peace with human parents. ourselves and in harmony with our neighbours. Be brave. Try it on For details on how to give, go to for size. See how much fun it can placenciahumanesociety.org be to perpetrate unsolicited acts of or email firstname.lastname@example.org. giving. I promise you won’t regret it.
PHS Annual General Meeting
affectionately call her New board members (all volunteers) were Boots on the Ground-- elected (in alphabetical order): What a great this woman does so much for PHS, humbly and By Patricia • Kitty Burgh celebration it was with a sweet smile. Congrats, Miss Penny! Celenza • Jo Carpenter for PHS at its PHS Board Attendees heard important reports on the new Annual General • Patricia Celenza Member Seine Bight Outreach Program, Feral Cat email@example.com Meeting on 30 • Nancy Flint, Secretary Program, Fundraising, Budget/Finance and October, graciously hosted at Paradise Resort. General Clinic, plus a history of the early years • David Kafka, President Former past presidents reunited—Doran Yount, of PHS by Marcia Fox. • Judy Roberts Mary Smith, Deb Coston, Mary Toy, David And yes, PHS just turned sweet sixteen, so • Mary Smith Kafka, and Marcia Fox, who trekked all the way where would we be without cake? Thanks to from Antigua, Guatemala to be here! • Mary Toy, Treasurer Barb Slade who donated her time and energy to Literally dozens of dedicated volunteers (just sweetening the celebration even more. • Melanie Wilcher, Vice President since March!) were honored for their committed Thanks to one and all who have helped make this Please stay in touch with us: service to PHS. And guess what? The youngest such a memorable year for PHS. www.placenciahumanesociety.org/ volunteer was 9 years old! PHS looks forward to another year of volunteer Or if you want to speak to a real live person, PHS’ Volunteer for 2015 Award went to service to our communities. please call 604-8676! Miss Penny Dial. Now you know why we
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Seine Bight 2015 Reenactment
Reenactment at Tipsy Tuna
Seine Bight Wins Battle of the Drums
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ACCOMMODATIONS Chabil Mar Villas* A Belizean Nirvana email@example.com 523-3331 or 625-3301 Evan Hall Aqua Oasis firstname.lastname@example.org 623-3286 Arches /The email@example.com 479-841-7970 Ginny Clayton Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows firstname.lastname@example.org 533-8110 or 602-7768 Bill & Adriane Taylor Belize Ocean Club reservation@ belizeoceanclub.com 533-4500 or 622-0445 Anna Perigo Blue Crab Beach House linnbluecrabbeach@gmail. com 523-3544 or 523-3543 Kerry Goss & Linn Wilson Blue Garden House info@belizecottagerentals. com 207-326-9099 Costas & Sally Christ Captain Jak’s Cabanas theluckyerin22@yahoo. com 523-3561 or 622-7104 Erin Ivy Caribbean Beach Cabanas info@caribbean beachcabanas.com 622-4142 David & Laura Diffendal Caribbean Travel & Tours ** email@example.com 523-3481 or 672-3549 Veronique McKenzie Casa Beya/Sea Grape Escape firstname.lastname@example.org 970-963-1099 Midge & Aaron Dallas Casa Del Sol email@example.com 523-3481 or 672-3549 Veronique McKenzie Casa Nettuno framadani.office@gmail. com 629-2700 or 660-8526 Maria Levoni Casa Palma info@casapalmaplacencia. com 678-1089 Casa Placencia firstname.lastname@example.org 503-3143 or 630-7811 Jacki Tipton
information@ chabilmarvillas.com 523-3606 or 523-3611 Coconut Cottage email@example.com 523-3234 or 626-8425 Kay Westby Cocoplum Vacation Rentals rentals@cocoplumbelize. net 623-7774 Aaron Krohn Dolce Cabana firstname.lastname@example.org 604-6214 Nicole Harvalik Easy Living Apartments info@easylivingplacencia. com 523-3481 or 672-3549 Veronique McKenzie Easy Street 2 theluckyerin22@yahoo. com 628-6447 Erin Ivy Eloise’s Travel Lodge 503-3299 Sonia Leslie Flamboyant /The flamboyantplacencia@ gmail.com 628-1143 Angie Markham French Louie Caye info@frenchlouie belize.com 620-6712 Brice Dial - Mary Tao Green Parrot Beach Houses* email@example.com 533-8188 David Allardice & Leo Ramirez Harbour Hideaway of Placencia jimandcindy@wellerbelize. com 623-3286 Jim & Cindy Weller Harry’s Cozy Cabanas firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3155 Hatchet Caye Resort* email@example.com 533-4446 or 523-3337 Dasha Shivers Hideaway Caye firstname.lastname@example.org 665-4069 Kimberly&Dustin Ingersoll Itz’ana email@example.com 610-3456 Kim Viner Joyce and Frank’s Beach House firstname.lastname@example.org 629-4285 or 561-389-2550 Joyce Danz Laru Beya Resort* email@example.com 523-3473 Ian McField
Los Porticos Villas reservations@ losporticosvillas.com 523-3227 or 607-4448 Barry Snowden Lost Reef Resort* firstname.lastname@example.org 610-0816 Lisa D’Amore Lydia’s Guest House email@example.com 627-7970 Lydia Villanueva Maine Stay /The firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3507 Karen Travers Manatee Inn email@example.com 523-4083 Slavek Machacka Mariposa Beach Suites* reservations@ mariposabelizebeach.com 523-4474 or 610-4473 Bruce & Sharon Maddison Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro* firstname.lastname@example.org 533-8040 or 627-4718 Ellen & John Lee Maya Lodge email@example.com 605-0586 Stefano Ragagnin & Lou McLeod Michelo Hotel firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3519 or 626-2518 Michel Ardoullie Miller’s Landing* millersplacencia@yahoo. com 523-3010 or 523-3011 Gary & Ann Miller Miramar Apartments email@example.com 523-3117 or 503-3095 Ilsa Villanueva Mirasol Villa firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3481 or 672-3549 Veronique McKenzie North Beach/ The email@example.com 523-3207 Deborah & Dave Vernon Ocean’s Edge firstname.lastname@example.org 514-6065582 514-6979435 Francine Martel One World Rentals oneworldplacencia@yahoo. com 523-3103 or 620-9975 Claudia Hardegger Paradise Vacation Hotel*/** email@example.com 523-3179 or 523-3256 Alan & Deloris Stamm Pearl Beach House firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3409 or 605-0586 Bud & Betsy Valian Stefano Ragagnin
Please note that some members in our Accommodations listing offer additional services: * Restaurant ** Tour Operator *** Property Rentals
Robert’s Grove Beach Resort */** email@example.com 523-3565 or 523-4367 Sailfish Belize Ltd. firstname.lastname@example.org 651-9885 Mike Gargan Sea Glass Inn* email@example.com 523-3098 Brad & Christine Schofield Seaview Suites placenciaseaview@gmail. com 523-3777 John & Marian Chan Silver Leaf Villa&Cabana firstname.lastname@example.org 970-596-9551 William & Jolanda Brown Singing Sands Inn* email@example.com 533-3022 or 520-8022 Maya Kramer Sunset Pointe Condos firstname.lastname@example.org 664-4740 Office Manager, Francisco Turtle Inn */** email@example.com 523-3244 Martin Krediet Tradewinds firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3122 Janice Leslie Whipray Caye Lodge email@example.com 610-1068 Julian & Beverly Cabral White House /The firstname.lastname@example.org 1-732-829-4042 Kirsten & Per Kristensen White Sand Villa email@example.com 661-9516 or 602-9315 Tricia Hernandez
ATTORNEYS Courtenay Coye LLP firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3282 Tiphany Gongora
AUTO RENTALS Barefoot Services info@ barefootservicesbelize.com 523-3066 or 629-9602 Ian & Megs Yearwood Car Rental of Placencia info@carrentalofplacencia. com 523-3284 or 625-9573 Denise Williams
CONSTRUCTION REPAIRS Cowboy Custom Construction email@example.com Dick Beach
Doran’s Services firstname.lastname@example.org 670-4130 Doran Yount Slip Stop email@example.com 601-5548 Bill Wohl
CONSULTANTS Barefoot Executive, Ltd. barefootexecutiveltd@ gmail.com 523-3291 Yvette Guild Guild & Guild Consulting guildandguild@hotmail. com 523-3251 or 523-3291 Yvette Guild Treerem Consulting & Investment www.treerem.com HEALTH, FITNESS, SPAS & SALONS BB Yoga Flow firstname.lastname@example.org 631-7726 Agnes Balawejder-Busch Secret Garden Day Spa lee@secretgardenplacencia. com 523-3420 or 624-6096 Lee Nyhus Tooth Fairy Dental Clinic toothfairyclinic@gmail. com 503-3736 or 633-0678 Dr. Dalila Vanzie-Krohn Tony’s Gym email@example.com 631-7427 Tony Pinder Tree of Life Massage Studio firstname.lastname@example.org 624-5408 Kristine Small
NON-PROFIT ORGS Placencia Humane Society 523-3185 or 604-8676 David Kafka, President
REAL ESTATE Bayshore Limited www.bayshore.bz 604-8910, Jenny Wildman or 600-1040, Xen Wildman Belize Southeby’s International Realty 610-0803 Naomi Anderson Boris Mannsfeld & Associates Info@RealEstatePlacencia. com - 523-3063 Boris Mannsfeld Cocoplum stewart@cocoplumbelize. net 610-1009 Stewart Krohn Coldwell Banker Southern Belize Realty info@ coldwellbankerbelize.com 523-3500 Charmaine Voss
Cocoplum Real Estate Cocoplum Vacation Rentals
Blue Crab Beach House
The Maine Stay
The Villas at Cocoplum
Goss Chocolate Palmtree Designs
The Added Touch Lola’s Art
Global Free House
ht Itz’ana Resort and Residences
Laru Beya Resort Quarterdeck Restaurant
Robert’s Grove Beach Resort Belize Tradewinds Cruise Club
The Moorings Car Rental of Placencia
Wild Orchid Properties
MnM Hardware Water Taxi
Joy Tours Dragon Fly Moon
Above Grounds Coffee Art Affair Gallery
Harry’s Cozy Cabanas
French Louie Caye (16km EbN)
16° 30' 03.1" N 88° 14' 59.7" W 16.500875, -88.249922
Whipray Caye Lodge (16km EbN)
16° 32' 18.0" N 88° 13' 05.0" W 16.538333, -88.218056
Hatchet Caye (32km EbS)
16° 28' 00.6" N 88° 04' 06.1" W 16.466833, -88.068367
Hideaway Caye (27km NE)
16° 40' 55.9" N 88° 11' 29.6" W 16.682186, -88.191551
$ Bank / ATM
$ Friends Near The Pier
Sea Glass Inn
Placencia Int’l Academy
Sea View Suites Destinations Belize Tradewinds
Tree of Life Massage A Belizean Nirvana Coconut Cottage White Sand Villa Pam’s Sewing Mirasol Apartments Placencia Eagle Ray Tours Easy Living Apartment
Placencia Communications Miramar Apartments Fantoni’s Kitchen De ‘Tatch Seafood Grill Captain Jak’s Cabanas Barefoot Beach Bar Brewed Awakenings Tipsy Tuna J-Dee’s Restaurant & Bar Courtenay Coye LLP RE/MAX 1st Choice Tooth Fairy Dental Clinic Placencia Tourism Center $ Tony’s Gym
Dawn’s Grill The Pickled Parrot Wallen’s Hardware PV Plaza One World Rentals CPC Real Estate Solutions Coldwell Banker Southern Real Estate
Sunset Pointe Condos
Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor
Boris Mannsfeld & Associates
Rumfish & Vino
Secret Garden Spa
Easy Street 2
Manatee Inn Belize Sotheby’s Int’l Real Estate The Arches Daytripper Catamaran The North Beach Silver Leaf Villa & Cabana Casa Palma Michelo Hotel Aqua Oasis Lydia’s Guest House Blue Garden House Maya Lodge Harbour Hideaway Dolce Cabana
Lost Reef Resort
Jaguar Lanes Bayshore, Ltd.
Pla n t a ti o n
Guild & Guild Consulting Barefoot Executive, Ltd. Casa Placencia
Designed by Pana Media www.pana.media/Info Joyce & Frank’s Beach House Barnacle Bill’s Beach Bungalows
Singing Sands Inn
Green Parrot Beach Houses
Maya Beach Hotel
Belize Ocean Club
Rive rs d a l e n Wa y
Hatchet Caye Office
Hannah Cowell Designs & Studio H
Placencia Humane Society
Los Porticos Villas
BB Yoga Flow
Mariposa Beach Suites and Restaurant
Air Belize Skydiving
Pearl Beach House Placencia Mini Storage Cowboy Custom Construction Sandy Beach Realty
Chabil Mar Villas
Splash Dive Center
Casa Del Sol
Page 18 CPC Real Estate Solution email@example.com 672-9000 Dan Dunbar & Michael Young RE/MAX 1st Choice david@1stchoicebelize. com 631-9622 or 523-3666 David Kafka Sandy Beach Real Estate sandybeachbelize@gmail. com Sandy Beach Wild Orchid Properties aline@wildorchidbelize. com 600-7991 Aline Habib
RESTAURANTS BARS CAFÉS ENTERTAINMENT Above Grounds Coffee keithgmorrison@gmail. com 634-3212 Keith Morrison Barefoot Bar firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3515 Cassie & Brice Dial Brewed Awakenings brewedawakeningsbelize@ gmail.com 635-5312 Ryan & Natalie Dixon Dawn’s Grill email@example.com 602-9302 Dawn Pollard De’Tatch Seafood Grill & Bar jodiejjyearwood@gmail. com 503-3385 or 523-4035 Jodie Yearwood Dragon Fly Moon firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3662 Amy Chen Fantoni’s Kitchen fantoniskitchen@gmail. com 630-4752 Cleeve Westby Friends Near the Pier robbcarson.king@gmail. com 667-4805 Rob King Global Free House email@example.com 673-3733 or 615-1748 Jaguar Lanes firstname.lastname@example.org Scott May J-Dee’s Restaurant & Bar email@example.com 503-3351 - Daisy & Jeremy Pickled Parrot/ The firstname.lastname@example.org 636-7068 Lynn and Eugene Upham Quarterdeck Restaurant email@example.com 523-3476 Ian McField Rumfish y Vino firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3293 or 666-6934 Pamela & John Solomon
The Placencia Breeze December 2015 Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar email@example.com 523-3089 Salva & Gillian Zabaneh Tuttifrutti Ice Cream Parlor firstname.lastname@example.org Tiziana Del Col
SCHOOLS (PIA) Peninsula International Academy peninsulaacademy.org 601-3523 Selena Lucas
SERVICES Hannah Cowell Designs & Studio H hannah@ hannahcowelldesigns.com 610-0327 Hannah Cowell Hot Guide Belize email@example.com 610-3270 Marie Carroll Palmtree Designs firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3563 or 669-4675 Marion & Ed Carr Placencia Communications placenciacommunications @yahoo.com 624-2651 Wende Bryan Placencia Mini Storage email@example.com 665-0800 Paul & Celeste Smith
SHOPPING Added Touch /The addedtouchhotelsupplies@ gmail.com 223-1461 or 615-0054 Robin McCutcheon Art Affair Gallery/The firstname.lastname@example.org 604-1906 ot 503-3206 Jeanna Casey Belize Barrier Reef Properties Ltd. email@example.com 600-5714 Peter Dahl Goss Chocolate linnbluecrabbeach@gmail. com 523-3544 or 523-3542 Kerry Goss & Linn Wilson
Belize Tradewinds Cruise Club belize@ tradewindscruiseclub.com 523-3303 Belize Trips firstname.lastname@example.org 610-1923 Katie Valk Caribbean Travel &Tours email@example.com 223-0992 Veronique McKenzie Cayequest Tours firstname.lastname@example.org 633-6330 Mark Leslie Daytripper Catamaran daytrippercatamaran@ gmail.com 666-3117 Destinations Belize mtoy@destinationsbelize. com 523-4018 or 610-4718 Mary Toy Joy Tours email@example.com 523-3325 Hubert & Karen Young Moorings/The firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3351 or 604-2861 Renee Brown Placencia Eagle Ray Tours email@example.com placenciatoursbz.weebly. com 661-9516 or 602-9315 Reef CI firstname.lastname@example.org 626-1429 Polly Alford Splash Dive Center email@example.com 523-3058 or 610-0235 Patricia Ramirez Taste Belize firstname.lastname@example.org 664-8699 Lyra Spang
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS Christensen, Steve 610-1399 email@example.com Cohen, Howard & Karen howard.cohen@ sunnybrook.ca 622-6695
Lola’s Art Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3342 or 601-1913
Coston, Debbie email@example.com 624-6483
MnM Hardware Placencia firstname.lastname@example.org 523-3517 or 523-3537 Dora Duncker
Edwards, Dan & Kim email@example.com 622-1656 Dusa, Lee & Gail firstname.lastname@example.org 663-9087
TOUR OPERATORS TRAVEL AGENTS Feldman, Babe & Karen Air Belize Skydiving skydive@ airbelizeskydiving.com 626-9189 Jeff Root & Teresa Rivers
Ford, David dfordassociates@gmail. com 621-7587
Ferris, Ken email@example.com 636-8675 Gabor, Deborah firstname.lastname@example.org 628-7004 Glessner, Virginia email@example.com Hall, Susan McMillanHunter firstname.lastname@example.org Hess, Tina Mertens, Wini Smith, Stan & Mary email@example.com 523-4306 Taylor, Rand Van Deurzen, John firstname.lastname@example.org 662-0020 Ward, John 662-4885 email@example.com Witter, Madalon firstname.lastname@example.org 622-3853
The Belize Tourism Industry was formed in 1985 to bring together tourism and tourism related interests to meet the challenges of a dynamic and growing industry in Belize. BTIA was intended and continues to develop as the accepted and recognized voice of the tourism industry in Belize and providing an important link between public and private sectors. The Placencia BTIA holds the largest membership in Belize.
We appreciate our members' support! Please remember to renew your membership for 2016. We want to keep you on our ever-growing list! Also, take advantage of volunteer opportunities! Write for the Breeze or help out at Lobsterfest!
Emergencies Police: 503-3142 Fire: 503-3222
Emergency Response Team: 223-3292 Placencia Medical Center: 503-3326 Seine Bight Medical Center: 523-3328 Independence Medical Center: 523-216
COMMUNITY NUMBERS Placencia Village Council: 523-3396 Placencia Water Board: 523-4036 Placencia Sanitation: 523-3273 Placencia Post Office: 503-3104 Seine Bight Village Council: 523-3660 Seine Bight Water Board: 523-3554 U.S. Warden, Stann Creek Rural: Bill Taylor, 650-1782 Placencia NAR-ANON: 664-8699 Placencia AA: 620-2848, 620-2848 De Express Boat: P. 626-8835. Departs Placencia Municipal Pier - 9:30 a.m. Arrives Big Creek 10 a.m. Departs - 11:00 am. Arrives Puerto Cortez, Honduras, 2 pm. at Laguna. Return trip – Monday: Departs Puerto Cortez, Honduras 10 am. Arrives Big Creek 12 noon. Departs - 1:30 p.m. Arrives Placencia 2 pm. Hokey Pokey Boat: P. 523-2376. Placencia (MnM Dock) → Independence/Mango Creek: 6:45a.m, 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m, 5 p.m and 6 p.m. (except on Sundays). Independence/Mango Creek → Placencia: 6:30 a.m., 7:30a.m., 8a.m., 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 p.m, & 4:30 p.m. Ritchie’s Bus: 523-3806. Regular Bus: Placencia → Dangriga: Monday thru Saturday: 7 a.m.; 12:45 p.m.; 2:30 p.m. Sundays: 6:15 a.m.; 12:45 p.m. Dangriga → Placencia : Monday thru Saturday: 11 a.m.; 2 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 6 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m.; 6 p.m. Express Bus: Placencia—> Belmopan —> Belize City: Monday thru Friday: 6:15 a.m. Express Bus: Belize City—> Belmopan —> Placencia: Monday thru Saturday: 3:30 p.m,Visit: www.ritchiesbusservice.com for more info! ADO: Leaves from Belize City at 7:30 p.m. to Tulum, Playa Del Carmen and Cancun, Mexico. Tickets must be purchased at bus terminal in Belize City.
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Beautiful House with direct beach access Price $589,000 (USD)
Condo at the Villas At Cocoplum
Beautiful Beach Home with annual income Price $1,200,000 (USD)
Plantation Beach lot with new pier
Residential Lot in Caribbean Way Price $75,000 (USD)
Road front lot in maya beach
SOLD Rental Income Property just minutes from town Price $249,000 (USD)
Villas At Cocoplum Condo for sale Price $399,000 (USD)
2 bedroom house for sale Price $300,000 (USD)
Excellent commercial lot for sale Placencia Price $399,000 (USD)
2 story Commercial Building Price $699,000 (USD)
Lot for sale in Caribbean Way Price $44,900 (USD)
L291 Beach Front Lot in Blair Atoll
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BELIZE PORT AUTHORITY REQUIREMENTS FOR REGISTRATION AND LICENSING OF VESSELS:
NOTICE TO BOAT OWNERS
NOTICE TO BOAT OWNERS
The Belize Port Authority hereby informs the general marine public that a registration and licensing a. REGISTRATION: To register vessel owners need to produce proof of ownership in the following form: exercise for the year 2016 will commence on 9 November 2015. During this exercise all vessels involved in coastal and river service shall be registered and licensed including skiffs, Jet Skis, sailing vessels, Locally Built Vessels Belize Authority hereby informs theincluding general marine public that a registration and licensing launches, tugboats, barges, dredgesThe or any other Port watercraft used to ply the waters of Belize, (1) Receipt (Bill of Sale for MV) exercise for ofthe yearChapter 2016 234, willRevised commence 9 November 2015. thisof exercise all vessels involved the inland waterways as required under the Laws Belize, Edition-on 2000, Harbor (2) During Receipt (Bill sale for Engines) and Merchant shipping Act. in coastal and river service shall be registered and licensed(3)including skiffs, Jet Skis, sailing vessels, Boat Builder’s Certificate
launches, tugboats, barges, dredges or any other watercraft used to ofply thePassport watersorof Belize, including (4) Copy ID(SSC, Voter’s ID) and Proof of Address(utility bill)
1. Contact the BPA’s Office at (501) 223-0743 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mr. Andrew Coc) for the Foreign Built the inland waterways as required under the Laws of Belize,Chapter 234,Vessels Revised Edition- 2000, Harbor requirement for registration and licensing (1) Receipt (Bill of Sale for MV) and Merchant shippingaddress Act. of Vessels must be submitted 2. Important Note: Proof of address of Captains and registered (2) Builder’s Certificate or (Certificate of Title/Registration), (Certificate of Documentation) with other documents as a requirement to update license and registration information. (3) Customs Declaration, Notice of Assessment and duty payment receipt 3. Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily during the concentrated and on-going exercises (Mr. Andrew Coc) for the 1. Contact the BPA’s Office at (501) 223-0743 or email@example.com (4) Copy of ID and Proof of address 4. Water Taxi Operators are advised that the Water Taxi Regulations will be in effect in 2016, requirement individual engines and fire suppressant systems. for registration and licensing
2. Important Note: Proof of address of Captains and registered address of aVessels be are submitted b. LICENSING: To license vessel themust following required: SCHEDULE Belize Port Authority Registration Certificate with other documents as a requirement to update license and(1)registration information. a. Belize City and surrounding Communities: (2) Aon-going valid Builder’s Certificate for the vessel from a registered shipwright/marine surveyor 3. Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily during the concentrated and exercises Commences 9 November 2015, at the BPA Headquarters #120 North Front and Pickstock Streets in Belize 4. Water Taxi Operators are advised that the Water Taxi Regulations will be in effect in 2016, b.San Pedro Town and surroundings: (3) Vessel must be correctly fitted with proper navigational lights in accordance with the Commences 9 November 2015individual at the BPA Marine Office; Pedro Town. engines andSan fire suppressant systems. International Rules of the Road (COLREG): c. Big Creek, Independence, Monkey River and surroundings: a. Side Lights (Port and Starboard-showing an unbroken light over an arc of Commences 9 November 2015 at the BPA Marine Office; inspection area: Mango Creek Public SCHEDULE horizon of 112.5 degrees) Pier/Hokey Pokey Pier b. Stern Light (showing an unbroken light over an arc of horizon of 135 degrees) a. Belize City and surrounding Communities: d. Punta Gorda Town and surrounding Communities: c. North Anchor Front Light and Pickstock Streets Commences 9 November 2015 at the BPA Marine Office; Customs Building, Punta Gorda Town. Commences 9 November 2015, at the BPA Headquarters #120
b.San Pedro Town and surroundings:
d. Mast Head Light ( showing an unbroken light over an arc of horizon of 225
CONCENTRATED EXERCISE: FOR TEAM VISIT TO THE VARIOUS LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: degrees) Commences November 2015 at the BPA Marine Office; San Pedro Town. e. Dangriga Town, Hopkins, Sittee River, Mullins River Villages9and surroundings: (4) Proper anchor (as required by class of vessel) and sufficient anchor line for class of c. Big Creek, Independence, Monkey River and surroundings: 9-11 November 2015, Dangriga Town at Dangriga Help Age Building. vessel being operated and licensed 12-13 November 2015, Hopkins and Sittee River Villages at Sittee River 2015 Marinaat Dock. Commences 9 November the BPA Marine Office; area: Mango life Creek Public (5) inspection Serviceable and BPA approved jackets for each passenger and crew member aboard f. San Pedro Town and surroundings: including children (The name of vessel shall be painted/stenciled on each jacket) Pier/Hokey Pokey Pier 23-27 November 2015, San Pedro Town at Fido’s Dock (6) Onboard, serviceable fire extinguishers with the name of the vessel stenciled thereon, Punta Gorda Town and surrounding Communities: g. Corozal Town, Consejo, Sarteneja,d. Copper Bank, Chunox Villages: affixed to the bulkhead near the engine compartment and passenger seating. Commences 9 November 2015 at the BPA 30 November- 1 December 2015, Corozal Town and Consejo Village at the Corozal Town Hall.Marine Office; Customs Building, Punta Gorda Town. (7) Vessels with inboard engines require automatic fire suppressant devices (fire 2 December 2015, Sarteneja, Chunox and Copper Bank Villages at Sarteneja Community Center. extinguishers) installed in the engine room. h. Orange Walk Town and surroundings: CONCENTRATED EXERCISE: FOR TEAM VISIT TO THE VARIOUS (8) LOCATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS: Approved First Aid kit and distress kit (flare kit) onboard, (properly maintained and 3-4 December 2015, Orange Walk Town at the Lamanai Eco Tour Center/Tower Hill Bridge. e. Dangriga Town, Hopkins, Sittee River, Mullins River Villages and surroundings: serviced) i. Caye Caulker Village: 9-11 November 7-11 December 2015, at Caye Caulker Community Center. 2015, Dangriga Town at Dangriga Help Age Building. NOTE: Crew must be versed with procedures for treating minor injuries to include CPR and j. Placencia and Seine Bight Villages: 12-13 November 2015, Hopkins and Sittee River Villages at Sittee River Marina Dock. operation of distress flares. 14-18 December 2015, at the Placencia Producers Coop Building.
f. San Pedro Town and surroundings: 23-27 November 2015, San Pedro Town at Fido’s Dock Page 14 of 14 Page 13 ofChunox 14 Peninsula onCopper Placencia g. Corozal Town,Information Consejo, Sarteneja, Bank, Villages: Churches 30 November1 December Corozal Town and Consejo Village the Corozal Town Hall. Calvary Chapel of2015, the Placencia Peninsula: Meeting inatSeine Bight Village. Sunday Services: 10:30 A.M. 2 December 2015, Sarteneja, Chunox and Copper Bank Villages at Sarteneja Community Center. and 6:30 P.M. (Sunday School provided). Wednesday: Men’s and Women’s Bible Study - 6:30 P.M. Friday: h. Orange Walk Town and surroundings: Youth Group - 5:30 P.M. Non denominational Church - Call Pastor Jim Mensie 523-3362 3-4 December 2015, Orange Walk Town at the Lamanai Eco Tour Center/Tower Hill Bridge. December 4th & i.5th Ministries of the Son of God Church, Seine Bight Village: Wednesday Bible Studies -6:30 pm, Thursday Caye Caulker Village: Youth 2015, ChoiratPractice - 6:30Community pm, FridayCenter. Youth Night - 6:00 pm, Saturday Adult Choir Practice - 6:30 pm, Caye Caulker The clinic is located down the 7-11 December j. Placencia and Seine Bight Villages: Sunday Service - 8:30 am & Sunday Night Service - 6:30 pm. Reverend Don Palmer. Phone 523-3301 alley across from Scotia Bank, 14-18 December 2015, at the Placencia Producers Coop Building.
Dr. Bennett Vet Clinic
behind RE/MAX and below Tony’s Gym.
or email firstname.lastname@example.org Placencia Fellowship: All are welcome…Come as you are! Bible-based learning, worshiping and Page“Placencia 13 of 14 Church” on Facebook following Christ. We meet Sundays at 10:30am. Call 667-4805 or visit for this week’s location. Seine Bight Catholic Church: Services Sundays 8:00 a.m. Seine Bight Village. Lay ministers. Catholic (lay) - Mrs Dora Williams 523-3527 or 523-3564 Worship Center: Bible Study – Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Services: Sunday 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Non Denominational - Pastor Moore 523-3333 Seventh Day Adventists: Services Fridays at 6pm; Saturdays 9am Lay ministers. U. Torres 503-2270 St. John’s Memorial: Placencia Anglican (Episcopal) Church: Sunday services at 8:00 a.m.
Important Change to your U.S. Passport • After December 31, 2015, there will no more extra visa pages added to U.S. passports. • Instead, 52-page passport books will be issued at no extra cost to U.S. citizens applying from outside the United States.
House for Sale in Placencia Village $138,000US • Dock space available on canal in front of house • 50’x70’ lot and 20’x30’ house • 5 minute walk to all amenities Call 624-2651 or email email@example.com
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Placencia Peninsula Happenings
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
WHERE Pickled Parrot
ART BAR: Every 3rd Monday at 3PM. Come empty handed and walk away with a piece of art! 636-7068 MURDER MYSTERY MONDAY! (Last Monday of every month.) Starts at 6 p.m
MARTINI MONDAY! Live low key music (Oldies, Pop, Rock, Country, R&B....) with Karl Lovell & Martini Specials 6-10 p.m 523-3089
Indonesian Rijsttafel Dinner 523-3244
Rotary Club of Placencia meets at 12:30 p.m 607-1300
TRAVELLERS TUESDAY – Select Travellers Rum Just $3 from 5 to Close!!! 523-3515
MOJITO TUESDAY! Mojito Specials all day! 523-3089
Silent Movie Night featuring Buster Keaton 523-3244
WET WEDNESDAY – Fun And Funky Jam Session Starts 5pm! Two-fer Specials on Select Beer from 6 to Close! 523-3515
Mariposa Restaurant Free Yahtzee dice game starts 4:30 p.m 523-4474 Tipsy Tuna
WINGS WEDNESDAY! $1 Wings all day! Garifuna Drumming 7-9 p.m! 523-3089
DIRTY THURSDAY! 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tell a dirty joke and get the shot of the day for free! 5233515
TRIVIA THURSDAY! 6 p.m. Prizes and free jello shots! 636-7068
Indonesian Rijsttafel Dinner 523-3244
TIPSY THURSDAY! Karaoke, FREE Jello Shots & Dancing in the “Aquarium” with DJ Swagg 9 p.m. - 2 a.m 523-3089
The LOST REEFERS - Live acoustic music - 4PM 662-4885
BITTER ABOUT YOUR WEEK? $1 Local Bitters ALL DAY LONG! “They good fi dih back!” Live Caribbean Music at 5 pm 523-3515
Mariposa Restaurant Prime Rib dinner w/ Yorkshire pudding, potates au us & steamed veg BZ$49. 523-4474 Turtle Inn
Silent Movie Night featuring Buster Keaton 523-3244
MARGARITA MADNESS! Margarita Specials all day and FREE Zumba Dance Party 7-9 p.m! All ages welcome! 523-3089
Street Feet Lounge & Night Club
Bringing in Belize’s Hottest DJ’s!!! Open 10 pm til 3 am!!! 523-3515
Barefoot Horseshoe Tournament at 4 p.m. Cash + Bar Tab Prizes. 523-3515; Live Rock + Alternative + Reggae music, 5-9 p.m 523-3515
LIVE MUSIC! 6 p.m. Alternating performances by Hot Papaya and Open Mic guests. 636-7068
SEASIDE SATURDAY! Signature Drink Specials all day and live music 7 p.m. - midnight. 5233089
Poolside Beach BBQ Buffet, 7-9 p.m. Live entertainment. 523-3565 for dinner pickups.
Habanero’s Mexican Paella Night. Complimentary glass of House Sangria for each diner. 6to9p.m Pick-ups available. 5233565 Café & Bar Street Feet Lounge Bringing in Belize’s Hottest DJ’s!!! Open 10 pm til 3 am!!! 523-3515 & Night Club Barefoot Bar
It’s A Beach Bash! Live Caribbean Music from 1 to 6pm! BBQ! 523-3515
Mariposa Restaurant Card games start 2PM. Open to everyone. 523-4474
2 for 1 Pizza 523-3244
STRESS FREE SUNDAY! Pina Colada Specials all day and DJ Swagg during the day!
Belize Ocean Club
Sunday Pool Parties! Party DJ, great food and drinks!
J-Dee’s Restaurant Karaoke 8 p.m. to midnight. 503-3351 & Bar Habanero’s Mexican Sunset Happy Hour. 5 to 7 p.m. $10 Margaritas. $4 Beers. $4 Local Rum drinks. Cocktails on the lagoon after a hard week’s work. 523-3565 Café & Bar
Seaside Happy Hour and bar snacks. 4 to 6 p.m. $5 Local Beer and Rum Drinks. 523-3565
Quarter Deck Restaurant at Laru Beya Resort
International Fine Dining with Belizean flair. Breakfast served from 7 to 11 am. Lunch served from 12 to 2 pm. Happy hour from 4 to 6 pm. Dinner served from 6 to 9 pm. 523-3476
Happy Hour 4-6pm ½ off Local Beer and Rum
Mariposa Restaurant 15% discounts for full or P/T Belizean residents + buy a meal & swim in our pool or play horseshoes at our new regulation pit. & Beach Suites Tipsy Tuna
HAPPY, HAPPY HOUR 5-7 P.M! $3 Local Rum, $3.50 Local Beer, $4 Guinness, $6 Coladas & Daiquiris, $2 OFF Signature Drinks and $1 Wings! Tel: 523-3089
Happy Hour 5-6 p.m. $2 OFF Local Rum Drinks including Coladas and Daiquiris. 523-3515
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4th End of the World Marathon December 6, 2015! This will be the fourth time Placencia will Placencia be hosting the Rotary Club End of the World Marathon. Organizer Chip Lovett is very pleased with how things are coming along. There will be over 100 runners from all around Belize and the World! By Wanda Stakutis
There will be an additional station featuring Garifuna culture in Seine Bight. Also keep your eyes open for the Rotary Scholarship students who will be helping at many of the stations. As always, there will be a “judge mobile” and professional water station judges.
All proceeds from the Marathon go to the Rotary Club of Placencia Scholarship program. This year we have 21 high school students and 4 6th Form students.
As in the past, the water stations are not your normal water stations with water being passed out. In true Placencia fashion, the water stations are interactive and each one has a different theme. The runners have come to enjoy this part of the event almost a such as running! For the past two years the Maya Beach Bistro has taken first prize. Who knows who will win this year!
Please come out and cheer the runners on! The race starts at 5:30 AM, in Placencia for the full marathon and at Caribbean Way at 5:30AM for the half marathon.
Events Calendar and *National Bank Holidays December 2015
Doctor Bennett Vet Clinic: Dec 4th & 5th SEA and Turtle Inn Cocktails and Live Auction: Dec 5th End of the World Marathon: Dec 6 BTIA Mistletoe Ball: Dec 12 PHS Vet Clinic: Dec 19th & 20th Christmas Boat Parde 6pm: Dec 19th Community Children Christmas Variety Show at the Community Center 7pm: Dec 20th Santas Visit at the Basketball Court 3pm: Dec 23rd Christmas Parade 6pm: Dec 24th *Christmas Day *Boxing Day: Dec 28
*New Year’s Day Rotary Winter Beach Olympics
Rotary Auction Placencia Sidewalk Art Festival: Feb 13 & 14th Close of Lobster Season: Feb 15
Flaming Heart Ball La Ruta Maya River Challenge, San Ignacio to Belize City: Mar 4, 5 & 6 *National Heroes & Benefactor’s Day: Mar 7 Easter: March 25, 26 and 27 *Good Friday: Mar 25 *Easter Monday: Mar 28
Placencia Humane Society Furball
*Labour Day, May 2nd National Agriculture & Trade Show, Belmopan: Labour Day weekend Placencia Sailing Club Annual Regatta Chocolate Festival, Punta Gorda: May 20-22 *Commonwealth Day: May 23 Hopkins Mango Festival: May 27 – 29
Placencia Lobsterfest: June 24, 25 & 26,
Placencia Sidewalk Arts Festival February 13th and 14th 2016 Visit http://placenciabreeze.com/
Rotary Club Summer Olympics
August September Celebration Month!
*St. George’s Caye Day: Sept 10 Placencia Yamaha Marelco Saltwater Fishing Tournament: Sept 11&12 *Belize Independence Day: Sept 21 Placencia Carnival Parade: Sept 21
*Pan-American Day: Oct 12th Rotary Haunted House: Oct 29th
*Garifuna Settlement Day
Lionfish Event A Success! The Southern Environmental Association (SEA) held a Lionfish Hunting Event on Friday November 20th, 2015 in Placencia Village with the support of Oceana, A Belizean Nirvana and MNM Service Station. Fishermen and Tour Guides with Sunny Side Tours braved the rough seas and brought in 246 lionfish in three dives within and around the protected areas in the southern barrier reef including Gladden Spit & Silk Cayes Marine Reserve and Laughing Brid Caye National Park. The beautiful red lionfish (Pterois volitans) is not native to Belize and are an ideal species for aquariums around the world. Its voracious nature has been no match for the marine ecosystem in the Atlantic when it was accidentally introduced in the 1990s. These predatory fishes possess many characteristics that makes them particularly successful invaders, including rapid growth and maturation, high reproductive rates, eighteen (18) defensive venomous spines and no proven natural predators. In 2011 SEA in collaboration with Blue Ventures, initiated the exhilarating Lion Fish Hunt as an effort to curb the numbers inhabiting the reef of Belize. Over the past four years over a thousand pounds have been fished from the southern waters during the competition with the filleted meat sold with the proceeds used for protected areas management. The Lionfish caught in this event will be used at SEAâ€™s Fund Raising Evening with David Shaw, scheduled for Saturday, December 5th, 2015 at Turtle Inn, Placencia. All are invited to attend. For more information on tickets, contact the Southern Environmental Association at 523-3377/3501, or see our website www.seabelize.org
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Placencia Peninsula Guide ACCOMMODATIONS
At the Cayes
Ranguana Caye: Ranguana Caye is a 2 acre island located right on the reef with 3 rustic cabanas and a view that will blow your mind! Food, drinks, One World Rentals: Daily, weekly and monthly rentals. Eleven Moorings and all the Caribbean Breeze you can handle are available. Prime comfortable and immaculate studios and apartments in the heart of Placencia Diving and Fishing location. Come for a day, a night or more. Reservation Village (next to the "Rumfish" Restaurant), close to restaurants, shopping, day trips or lodging call 523-3565. banks as well as the beach. Cable TV, free wifi, fully equipped kitchenette, Robert’s Caye: Robert’s Caye is just 10 miles from Placencia (1/2 hour private bathroom, fully screened porch, hammocks. Contact Swiss Owner by boat) a one acre island with 4 charming cabanas built partially over the Claudia Hardegger at 523-3103 or 620-9975. email oneworldplacencia@ water. Each cabana is outfitted w/ a king bed, full bathroom, hot and cold yahoo.com. Major credit cards accepted.. Rates from 129 BZD incl. Taxes. running showers, and a private terrace with hammocks. A small restaurant
South of Airstrip
Paradise Resort: Has most of the amenities & all the luxury of a large hotel. We are located on the ocean front. 12 A/C rooms. On site full service restaurant & bar, spa by the sea, all eco tours, diving, snorkeling, fishing, roof top Jacuzzi, Wi-Fi, dive shop, gift shop, kayak and golf cart rental. Maya & Tropic Air agent. Email: email@example.com or give us a call at 523-3179/503-3479 Website:www.belize123.com
and bar, also built over the water, serves three meals daily. An deal setting for honeymooners and sportsmen alike, this “swept away” island paradise is surrounded by crystal clear water. The nearby flats are renowned for fishing as well. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are complimentary to is island guests. Come for a day, a night or more. Reservation for day trips or lodging call 523-3565.
Ranguana Lodge: Five private ocean view cabins located right on the beach in the heart of Placencia Village: We have 3 private air-conditioned beach cabins each w/ 2 Double beds, fans, large refrigerator, coffee makers, private bath w/ hot/cold shower, private balcony w/ a hammock. We also have two other cabins with full kitchens, 2 double beds, fans, private bath with hot & cold shower & tub, private balcony with a hammock. Beach Palapas, beach chairs. Tropic Air agent, Gift shop. Phone/fax at 011-501523-3112, E-mail: Ranguana@btl.net website: www.ranguanabelize.com
Whipray Caye Lodge: Whipray Caye is a magical private island in the heart of some of the best fly fishing flats in the world. This caye has room to roam, with two spacious 2-room guest cabanas, private bath in each room, and verandas facing a glorious Belizean sunrise. Hearty family-style meals are served in our thatched roof restaurant and “Sea Urchin Bar”. Enjoy the natural unspoiled beauty of the coral reef surrounding the caye, chock full of beautiful tropical fish of all shapes and sizes, rays, sharks, turtles, crab, and even the occasional manatee, all nurtured by the abundant mangroves Tradewinds: Overlooking the Caribbean Sea & the Mountains of on the southern half of the caye. Owner and renowned fly fishing guide Belize! 9 Cabanas w/ private bath, hot/cold, 2 double beds, fans, Julian Cabral and his wife Beverly will make your stay a memorable one. coffee maker (coffee provided), refrigerator & veranda w/ hammock. PHONE: 501-608-8130, CELL: 501-610-1068, EMAIL: whipraycaye@ yahoo.com, WEB: www.whipraycayelodge.com 523-3122 - firstname.lastname@example.org
North of Airstrip
South of Airstrip
Green Parrot Beach Houses: Maya Beach: 6 mahogany beach houses, loft bedrooms, fold out sofa, kitchenette & bath on main floor. 2 bay leaf De’Tatch Seafood Beach Grill & Bar: Serving the very best in Seafood thatch cabanas w/ garden showers & private beach. Tel/FAX: 523-2488; and Local Cuisines. Open Mon-Sunday (Closed... on Wed)7am until 10pm for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (daily and nightly lunch & seafood dinner E-mail: email@example.com; Website: www.greenparrot-belize.com special). Come Enjoy the Perfect View (beach front), Great food, Great Miller’s Landing: Natural Belizean cabanas, lush tropical drink and Music to sooth the soul. Internet & Wireless also available. For gardens, clean secluded beach, pool & thatch bar call 523-3010 Info or Take out orders please call: 503-3385 firstname.lastname@example.org Wendy’s Creole Restaurant & Bar: Fine dining in A/C comfort or Laru Beya Resort: Paradise has an address... Luxurious beachfront outdoor on the Patio. Specializing in Spanish & Creole. Open 7 days a accommodation with a top-rated restaurant on site. All bedrooms have week for breakfast, lunch & dinner 7am - 10pm. Located on the Main A/C, ceiling fans, fridges, coffee & tea making facilities. Suites (1 to Road. Visa & MC accepted. 523-3335 - email@example.com 3 bedrooms) have fully fitted kitchens. Ocean-facing infinity pool. Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Free use of Hobi-cat, sea kayaks and bicycles. Miniature golf course located on the landscaped grounds. North of Airstrip Daily tours, snorkeling & diving trips and other excursions arranged. Green Parrot Restaurant: On the beach at Maya Beach. Our chef changes www.larubeya.com - firstname.lastname@example.org - 523-3473 the menu daily and features a wide variety of local and international Singing Sands Inn: Located on a beautiful stretch of Maya Beach cuisine. We feature seafood and tropical dishes. For reservations call featuring 6 private, thatched cabanas with own bath and patio as well 523-2488. email@example.com as 2 garden view flats. Bonefish Grille full service restaurant and bar on-site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner along with daily specials Habanero Mexican Restaurant & Bar @ Robert’s Grove: Lagoon and Happy Hour 4 – 6 pm. Gorgeous landscaping. Swimming pool side Fiesta time! Casual and fun Habanero serves up Mexican food w/ a with relaxing deck area. Free Wi-Fi available. Bicycles complimentary Belizean flair. Now open from 12 noon – 10 p.m. Dinner Pick-ups available for guests. Kayaks, pedal boats and golf cart available for rent. 523-3565! 533-3022 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.singingsands.com Quarterdeck Restaurant & Bar @ Laru Beya Resort: International Fine Robert’s Grove Beach Resort: Placencia’s most complete resort. Dining with Belizean flair. Experience delicious meals, fabulous cocktails Beachfront accommodations w/3 restaurants: Seaside, Habanero & Sweet and fantastic service combined with spectacular ocean views. Breakfast Mama’s & French bakery & deli; 3 Pools, Conference Center, Tennis served from 7 to 11 am. Lunch served from 12 to 2 pm. Happy hour from Court, Gym, FREE Wifi, Gift Shop, Full Service Dive Center, Marina, Gas 4 to 6 pm. Dinner served from 6 to 9 pm. For reservations call 523-3476. and butane station. Kayaks, Windsurfers, Hobie Cats and bikes. Kayak, Paddle Boat and golf cart rentals and sales. www.robertsgrove.com, info@ robertsgrove.com. For more info cal us @ 523-3565!
Singing Sands Inn: Enjoy the delicious cuisine and ambiance of the Bonefish Grille. Our open-air, full service restaurant located on the beach, specializes in traditional Asian, as well as Italian and French influenced dishes. Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials as well as Happy Hour Menu. Open 7 days a week. For reservations or more information call 533-3022 or email email@example.com. Seaside Restaurant @ Robert’s Grove: Romantic Fine Dining with a world class menu and wine cellar. One of Belize’s most consistent restaurants quoted Fodor’s 2010 edition. The Seaside Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Dinner Pick-ups available 523-3565!
Trip N Travel: Inland Jungle Tours – Monkey River Magic. 660-7189 firstname.lastname@example.org. Located on Main Street & Bruk Pat in Placencia Office Supply.
SERVICES Tony’s Gym/Belize Fit: We have a small CrossFit Gym. By appointment only. www.belizefit.com - 631-7427 Placencia Communications: Publishers of Placencia Now Map and Website - www.placencianow.com - 624-2651 Placencia Office Supply: Business Service – Printing – Faxing – Copies. Internet. 523-3205 or email@example.com
Sweet Mama’s @ Robert’s Grove: Belizean restaurant serving breakfast Muzamanzie Photography: Contact us for wedding photographs, ($8), lunch ($10) and dinner ($12). Open Monday - Sunday, 7 AM to 8 portraits, web & brochure images. 523-3563 or 603-5143 PM. firstname.lastname@example.org Whipray Caye Lodge: See accommodation for info about our restaurant and bar. REAL ESTATE
Coldwell Banker Southern Belize Realty: We are a full service real estate agency and specialize in all property types in Belize. Looking to Barefoot Bar: Open every day 11 am to midnight. Located on the beach. buy, sell, invest or retire abroad? Our highly experienced team is ready to Live Music Wed, Fri & Sat at 5 pm & Sun at noon. Happy Hour 5 -6 pm. assist you with every step. Give us a call at 523-3500 or visit our website Largest drink menu around. Creative lunch & dinner specials. Known at http://www.coldwellbankerbelize.com . for Stiff Drinks ~ Tasty Food ~ Good Times! 523-3515. Follow us on CPC Real Estate Solutions: Your trusted real estate broker in Facebook! Belize. We have over 20 years experience helping clients with their J-Byrd’s: Local Bar by the Seaside docks. Open daily from 10am to 12pm. real estate transactions and take pride in assisting you with your And live music every Friday’s. 523-3412 property purchase. Please drop into our office for a free map of Belize, and no obligation answers to all your real estate questions. We’re SHOPPING located in the heart of the village, next door to Tutti Frutti ice cream. Goss Chocolate: Goss Chocolate and cocoa powder made and sold only 672-9000 or www.belizeproperty.com in Belize. 100% organically grown Belizean cacao, Belizean cane sugar, GETTING AROUND whole vanilla bean. Sold in grocery stores, gift shops, hotels and restaurants on the Peninsula and throughout Belize. Sorry, no factory tours! 523-3544, Car Rental of Placencia: 1 mile north of the Placencia Airstrip. Largest www.Goss-Chocolate.com, BTL 2013 Yellow Pages, Facebook. Winner car rental on the Peninsula. SUVs and Golf Carts. Call: 523-3284 or 6252013 World Chocolate Awards for Goss White with Vanilla Bean. 9573 or 662-7611. A drop location for donations for the Placencia Humane Green Parrot Gift Shop: The in-place to shop on the Peninsula. Featuring Society. a wide variety of Belizean, Guatemalan, & Central American crafts. Singing Sands Inn: Rentals of reliable golf carts, bicycles, kayaks Lola’s Art Gallery: Located in Seine Bight Village 1 ½ miles north of the (including clear bottom), two person catamarans, snorkel gear and pedal Placencia Airstrip. Look for our sign near the football field south of the boats by the hour, half day, full day or weekly. Located in Maya beach. village. The peninsula’s first art gallery with original Belizean art by Lola. Call 533-3022 or email email@example.com. 8am-6pm. 523-3342 & 601-1913
SPA & MASSAGE Wallen’s Market: Hardware and houseware as well as wines, liquors, & select wholesale items. 503-3316 Office: 523-3128. Pharmacy: 523-3346. Sea Spa @ Robert’s Grove: Now offering Thai Massage, our Sea Spa firstname.lastname@example.org. Located just south of BTL office. Serving is manned by professional therapists each w/ their own unique style. the penisula for over 30 years! Treatments include; Several massage styles, Facials, Body Wraps, Body Scrubs/Polish, Reiki Energy, Sunburn Special, Coconut Hair Rinse and of TOUR PROVIDERS course Manis & Pedis for Barefoot perfect feet! All treatments offered in Robert’s Grove Dive Center: Feeling adventurous??? Our PADI 5 star our newly appointed oceanfront spa, at the end of our 250 ft pier or in a Dive Center offers daily snorkeling, diving and certification courses and rooftop setting w/ panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea! For more info boasts some of the tastiest lunches, best tour guides in the country, and call 523-3565! ‘The Dorado’ our 48 ft. Pro Dive Boat! Nitrox and specialty Dive Courses WEDDING PLANNING available. Inland, Fishing, private charters, Whale Shark, Manatee, Monkey River and Inland tours also on the Tour Menu for more info call Robert’s Grove Beach Resort: Located on the Placencia Peninsula, a 523-3565! romantic off-the-beaten-path destination on the southern coast. Robert’s Singing Sands Inn: Offers inshore or offshore fishing excursions right off Grove is an intimate five-star resort that is ideal for Belize Beach Weddings, of our dock! Join us on our 31’ Cape Horn for a fantastic day of angling whether you want private ceremony for just you and your partner or if you action. We can arrange any tour whether inland or water including Monkey want to bring family and friends. Contact our wedding planner Ms. Lea River, Mayan Ruins, snorkelling, diving, and much more. Call 533-3022 Itzab: email@example.com or call us at 523-3565 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Splash Dive Center: Selected Tour Operator of the Year by the Belize Tourism Board. Fully equipped scuba retail store and 5 Star PADI Dive Center. Our 5 dive boats visit several dive and snorkel destinations daily. We teach scuba diving from beginner to pro level. Our air conditioned vans and licensed guides will take you to Maya sites, Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve, ziplining, cave or river tubing, or the Monkey River jungle. Call 523-3080/3058 or e-mail Patty at email@example.com. See www. splashbelize.com for more info.
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Published on Dec 1, 2015
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