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Placencia, Belize

Is where we decided to kick off our Central American adventure, mainly because it has one of the best beaches in Belize, access to great diving and a very cool laid back vibe.

The reality is this peninsula feels very much like an island, in some places the spit is so skinny you can see sea and lagoon on either side of the road that runs along its spine. Our home for the next month is a two bedroomed cottage or cabana at Captain Jaks, located on the lagoon side of the spit and a short walk from the village itself, with a even shorter walk to the beach.

This way we get the best of both worlds, we can watch the fish hunt and jump in the lagoon, wave at the fisherman and water taxis as they go bye and then for a change of scene pop over to the other side for a swim or stroll along the beach.

Our temporary home has a full sized fridge and all we need for cooking, a lounge, one and a half bathrooms, two decks to relax and bird watch from, the upper  is screened in which keeps most of those little bloodsucking flying beastie’s out! All in all a very neat little spot, the only downside is the wooden construction, not much soundproofing here……. earplugs come in very handy, especially on a Saturday night!

What has really stood out for us, is the friendliness here, everyone has a smile and a cheery hello!

Oh yes, the local Belikin beer is around a $1 a bottle and the local Rum anywhere from $7 to $10 a bottle……. Life’s good!

About the author: Born in the UK, with what must be more than a dash of Romany blood in her veins, Yvonne loved to travel even before she met Michael. Yvonne has a varied career history, which includes several laborious years as a laboratory manager, followed by a fun few years as a scuba instructor and crew in the British Virgin Islands, and then many boring years in financial services. Her discontent along with the passing of a dear friend was the prod that led to the realisation that there was a lot more do in life. It has taken almost 40 years to come full circle to realize what Yvonne’s English teacher saw all those years ago……… Yvonne’s true passion (apart from travel) is writing and now finds herself fortunate to have the time to follow her bliss and combine the two as a blogger and travel writer. Yvonne loves to tell stories and talk to lots of strangers (the best way to get the real scoop on the place). Yvonne is a “rainmaker” and makes things happen!

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  • Debra Roed

    looks lovely! Have a beer for me!!

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