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Belize - Placencia Beach Paradise

Belize in General

Belize is a very safe and friendly country.  It is a third world country in many ways, however, and you need to take reasonable precautions.

 

Language

The countrys official language is English, though most people speak a combination of English, Spanish, Creole, or Garifuna.  You will have no trouble making yourself understood anywhere.

 

Banks
Placencia Village has Atlantic, Scotia and Belize Banks, which are open everyday.

 

Currency

The local currency is the Belize dollar, which is equal to 50 cents US.  Everyone takes US currency at the standard 1 US$ = 2 BZE$ rate.  You will almost certainly get your change in Belize dollars, though.

 

Internet
There are not many internet locations in the village, but you can find a few. Most of the locations with internet have just one or two computers for customers to use. The largest one is located in the office supply store and is open during regular business hours. The average charge is $US 3 to $4 per hour.

Stores & Shops
Dotted along the main road are many small stores and shops that sell food and staple items. The largest grocery store is located on the right side of the road just as you enter the village. Several times a week fruits and vegetables are sold at the corner of the football field on the main road.

Several gift shops are dotted along the narrow sidewalk. You can find wood carvings, art works, jewelry, textiles, postcards and other souvenirs.

Restaurants
Placencia Peninsula has more than 40 restaurants, bars and snack shops serving up delicious Belizean, American, Italian and Chinese food.  In Placencia Village, most dining is very casual, under a thatched roof, a screened porch or simple diner. If you are looking to spend a bit more or want something different, many of the four and five-star resorts north of the airstrip offer meals in their restaurants. Placencia also has a few ice cream and coffee shops.

 

More information about Belize

Belize General Information

Belize by Naturalight - Most complete source of information on Belize

Belize.Net Directory - Belize's own Yahoo! Like directory of Belizean websites. If you can't find it here, it is not on the Internet 

Tony Rath Photography - Photo Gallery of images of Belize, screen savers, videos and more 

Virtual Images - A library of 360° images of different locations around Belize 

Belize Virtual Tour - A virtual guide of information on Belize 

Belizean Journeys - A collection of articles about Belize

Travel Information

Belize Tourism Board - Official Government Website 

Go Ambergris Caye - Complete travel information on Belize's most popular destination 

Go Caye Caulker - Complete travel information on a popular island destination in Belize 

Belize District - Complete travel information on the centrally located Belize District 

Go Placencia - Complete travel information on one of Belize's most popular coastal destinations 

Belize by Naturalight - Most complete source of travel information on all of Belize 

BelizeIt - A website for Belizeans 

Belize Forums - Want to check on what others have to say about travels to Belize? Need to ask a question? This is the site

Southern Belize - Complete travel information on the southern regions of Belize 

Stann Creek - Complete travel information on the Stann Creek District

 Northern Belize - Complete travel information on the northern regions of Belize

Belize Specials - The ideal site to visit for special travel deals to Belize

Environmental Information

Belize Zoo - Belize's most popular attraction and the premiere environmental education organization

Belize Audubon Society - Belize's oldest and most active environmental advocacy organization

Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute - Official Website of the Marine Authority in Belize

Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley - Visit coral reefs, snorkel w/ sharks & sting rays, experience Belize's first marine park, photos of marine life in Belize

Protected Areas Conservation Trust - Official website of the Government Trust for funding environmental activities in the country

Laughing Bird Caye National Park - One of Belize's most popular marine parks

Five Blues Lake National Park - Beautiful park in the middle of Belize's limestone region

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