Placencia is a sleepy little village with an end of the road feel to it. Probably because it is at the end of the road. Ex pat's, locals and tourists mingle with a funky harmony. You'll feel safe everywhere in the village. Our family has been going to Placencia for 20 years and our kids roam with the other neighborhood kids with a comfy feeling of safety. We're in the heart of the village with local families and a few ex pats in the neighborhood. Local friends look after our house when we're not around. They live 100 meters away, their parents live across the road, three brothers down the lane.... you get the idea.
What you're getting when you stay at Casa Azul is a modest but clean accommodations in a super central area located in a beautiful setting on the lagoon. Everything (groceries, pharmacy, hardware and dozens of restaurants) is within a 5 minute walk. This is NOT a fancy vacation rental. You will be staying in a typical Belizian neighborhood. This means your neighbors will occasionally play their Bob Marley through the day.
Each room has a ceiling fan and there are two floor fans for spot cooling if the breeze drops off.
It is safe. Neither we or any of our guests have never had a problem with thefts or harassment on our property.
We recently upgraded the shorefront and put in a nice concrete sea wall and sandy and shady chill space where you can relax with a drink, fish, watch the sun set, etc.
The upstairs suite has a spacious veranda where you can chill, watch the boats travel by, and e
2018 UPGRADES: Both suites have new queen size beds with new pillowtop mattresses in the master bedrooms. Recently repainted inside and out with funky tropical colours. Upstairs suite boasts a new ceramic tile floor throughout, new mosaic tile countertops in kitchen and bath.
Many people use our home as a base for exploring Belize, others just want an economical place to chill out and experience Belize in a manner you can't when staying in a big resort or vacation home removed from the village.
If you're looking for a Cancun-esque type of experience, Placencia (and our rental) is not for you. Come here to chill, relax, do a few day trips, snorkel, beach it, etc.
Food is cheap if you eat Belizean and you could probably eat out 3 great meals a day for $20 US per day.
Keywords: up and down duplex, waterfront, lagoon, water, canal