The country’s 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.
Placencia Village has Atlantic, Scotia and Belize Banks, which are open everyday.
The local currency is the
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.
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.
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