Enjoyed our stay at the Mariposa. The owners answered multitudes of emails back and forth before our arrival, provided many great suggestions, and helped plan our time in San Ignacio around our ideas and itineraries. After landing in Belize City at 3:30pm, we drove straight through to the Mariposa. Arrived around 7:30 tired and famished. Sharyn the owner had kept dinner waiting, and we walked in to a meal of skewered shrimp and baked grouper. Dessert was grilled pineapple with ice cream and rum sauce. The remaining meals were of similar quality, fine-tuned to our individual tastes, served around our schedule. Frankly, were treated as if we were the only guests there.
The Lodge is well-represented on their web site. Our modern, open cabana (Jaguar) was facing out into the jungle. King bed / bright blankets (nights were chilly) / mosquito netting (romantic!) / jaguar print tile in bathroom w/ rich colored wood counter top / bottled water / hot running water/ electricity/ shelving system to store stuff . The screened back porch, complete with hammock, allowed me to fully enjoy the feel of the jungle, minus the mosquitoes and tarantulas. A haiku:
Jungle surround sound
As light dims between the trees
Hammock swings gently
Tours can be arranged through the Mariposa according to your interests. We enjoyed the nearby Bohl's Cave with the 2000 year old artifacts still there for us to see. Also toured the Botanical Gardens, El Pillar, Cahl Pech, and Caracol with stops at the Rio Frio Caves and the Big Rock waterfall. All highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This boutique eco-resort nestled under the jungle canopy of San Antonio, Belize, offers six luxury cabanas with air conditioning and wifi, mosquito-netted canopy beds, private screened porches with hammocks, and comfortable sitting areas for relaxation. Enjoy local and international cuisine, full bar, and the library with an eclectic book collection, games, and array of international art and memorabilia. Mariposa is well-located for tours to regional Maya archaeological sites, waterfalls, caves, and rivers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mariposa Jungle Hotel San Ignacio