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Placencia is a quiet and remote beach destination, which is why my favorite late-night activity here is simply taking a stroll on the beach and stargazing. Still, there are a few bars in the village, and some of the larger resort hotels have lively nightlife scenes.

Two of the most popular spots in town are the Barefoot Beach Bar (tel. 523-3515) and the Tipsy Tuna Sports Bar (tel. 523-3480), two neighboring establishments; I prefer the relaxed vibe and outdoor setting of the Barefoot Beach Bar, while the Tipsy Tuna is more of a late-night place, with pool tables and regular live music and karaoke.

For real late night action, there's the D'Eclipse Entertainment Club (tel. 523-3288), just north of the airstrip. This place is in a location where noise pollution wouldn't bother existing hotels and houses. However, it's yet to really catch on with any local or visiting crowd.

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