Groceries and supplies

There are a few options for groceries.  There are several fresh fruit stands in Placencia. They carry a pretty good variety of fresh fruit, vegetables (bananas, pineapples, apples, star fruit, grapes, onions, green peppers, potatoes, lettuce, celery, broccoli, oranges, tomatoes, etc).  

There are multiple other places to get groceries is in Placencia Village.  Some shops close from noon to 2pm.  Wallen?s store is located right in the centre of the village on the east side of the road.  It is across from the ball field.  You can buy most groceries, as well as beer, wine, rum, tequila etc. at any of them.  Remember to buy Belizean Coffee, as the price is less than you will find in the airport!  The same is also true for Marie Sharp's Hot Sauce!  

There is also a very large supermarket in Seine Beit called The Peninsula.

A closer option is to stop by Maya Beach Market in Maya Beach.  This is only about a 5 minute drive south of our house (4 miles).  It is open every day. 

With respect to fresh baking, there are several bakeries in Placencia where you can get bread and cinnamon buns.  If you keep an eye out while driving into Placencia village you will see signs.  You can also get baking at most of the grocery stores.

If you are not sure where to find something, ask Melvin. 

Grocery List

These are some commonly used grocery items that are (usually) available on the peninsula.  Please indicate which items you would like us to pick up and stock in the house for your arrival.  You pay the caretaker for the groceries and a small service charge when you arrive.   You may want to also pick up Alcohol in the airport at the duty-free arrival stores after Immigration but before customs at the International Airport.


Fresh Milk (usually whole milk, but sometimes 2% and skim are available)

UHT Milk (whole or low fat)

Cottage cheese

Sour cream

Cheddar cheese

Processed cheese


Eggs (take the styrofoam egg carton with you - otherwise they will only provide you with a bag, yes, a bag for eggs!)

Salsa and nacho chips

Fresh orange juice

Coke, Sprite, Fanta (red, orange, yellow) - plastic bottles are not recyclable in Belize.  Though not as convenient or light, glass bottles are available and are fully refundable. 

Diet Coke - only available in plastic bottles.

Red wine (Chilean, Australian and California merlot, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz is variably available)

White wine (as above; chardonnay, sauvignon blanc usually available)


Tequila (this is usually expensive!)

Apples (not local, so are quite expensive)


Pineapple or Mango if in season




Green peppers




Cereals (corn flakes, raisin bran, rice cereal)

Dried pasta (spaghetti, lasagna noodles)

Tomato paste

Spaghetti sauce (canned)

Baked beans

Kidney beans

Canned vegetables (peas, corn, mixed)

Coconut milk

Coconut cream

Sliced ham

Hot dog wieners

Chicken for roasting

Pork chops

Ground steak (beef)

Back bacon

Side bacon


Cinnamon buns

Peanut butter (very expensive, you may want to bring along some from home in your suitcase)

Fruit jam




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