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
There is also a very large supermarket in Seine Beit called The Peninsula.
A closer option is to stop by Maya Beach Market in
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.
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)
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
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
Cereals (corn flakes, raisin bran, rice cereal)
Dried pasta (spaghetti, lasagna noodles)
Spaghetti sauce (canned)
Canned vegetables (peas, corn, mixed)
Hot dog wieners
Chicken for roasting
Ground steak (beef)
Peanut butter (very expensive, you may want to bring along some from home in your suitcase)