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In addition to the places mentioned here, the restaurant at The Inn at Robert's Grove is consistently top notch. On the other end of the spectrum, Wendy's (tel. 523-3335) is a popular, low-key spot serving excellent Belizean, Mexican, and international fare, located on the main road, at the southern end of town, almost by the pier.

Finally, as you wander around town in the heat of the day, be sure to stop in at Tutti Frutti Ice Cream Shop for some fresh, homemade ice cream or gelato. Tutti Frutti is in the on the main road in the Placencia Village Square shopping center, across from the soccer field. Daisy's, located on the main road near the center of town, also serves up fresh, homemade ice cream, as well as breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.

There are also several grocery stores in the village, in case you want to put together a picnic lunch.

Special Moment: Get Your Bib Out

Lobster season opens each year on June 15, and Placencia pulls out all the stops to celebrate the culinary possibilities of this underwater arthropod. In addition to concerts, games, and sidewalk booths hawking all sorts of goods and treats, you'll be able to sample everything from lobster fritters to lobster quiche to lobster bisque and beyond. If it can be made with lobster, you'll probably find it here. The Placencia Lobster Festival is held in late June each year; for more information and exact dates, contact the Placencia Information Center (tel. 523-4045; www.placencia.com).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.