There's enough nightlife and entertainment in Placencia because of the tourists. There's nightly music during the more touristy season, which is all but maybe July to October. The nice thing about it though is virtually all the beach bars that tend to have live music at night will usually shut down the live music at 10 o'clock at night, so it gets nice and peaceful. Even though there's lots of activities throughout the day, and then to the early evening with a few restaurants and some beach bars having music, by 10 o'clock it's usually hard to find many people out and about.
Nightlife in Placencia is pretty much just bars. As far as entertainment is concerned, there are some restaurants and bars that cater to the tourists, and you do find locals hanging out, but they're not going out to the restaurants because they can't afford to eat out to buy dinner. They certainly can find ways to afford a Belize $5 to $6 rum drink. Rum is brewed here. Beer is brewed in Belize too, so they’re very inexpensive and you can buy a mixed drink with rum in it for Belize $6, which is US $3.
The expats are the ones you'll find in the restaurants, along with the tourists. The local Belizeans don't usually enough income to be able to go out to dinner night. Some do, of course, but not a lot. There are three beach bars in Placencia. it's not like Ambergris Caye where there's just one after another.
There are other places the expats go generally. There are other resorts all along the peninsula. They will all say that they’re in “Placencia” because they're on the peninsula called Placencia, but the village itself is the center where most people live. There are a couple of other villages, one called Seine Bight, which is about 6 miles north of Placencia Village which is a Garifuna village and where most of the residents are of African-Caribbean descent. And then just north of there is a village called Maya Beach. In Maya Beach, by the way, it is hard to tell the town center, but there is a post office there. There are some restaurants along that strip. So for about 16 miles you can find a sprinkling of other little restaurants.