My husband and I spent an incredible week in Belize at the end of December 2011. We started our trip in Placencia at Robert's Grove and 3 days later transferred to Mariposa Jungle Lodge for the jungle portion of our trip.
I agree with the other positive reviews about the beautifully appointed cabanas (with the most comfortable beds!), the cleanliness of the Lodge and the kind and attentive staff. Our meals were delicious and varied--every night had a different theme and cuisine. But the most special night was New Year's Eve. It was an unexpected surprise to have a New Year's Eve celebration complete with a DJ, music, wonderful food, great company and dancing, dancing, dancing! Everyone had a blast!
It is troubling to read reviews by someone that so clearly advances an agenda of sowing fear, uncertainty and doubt about this very kind and hospitable group of hard working professionals. We are the kind of travelers who generally plan our own trips and entertainment. We enjoy the serendipity of the road, but we opted to have others do the work and it was both economical and a big time saver. We booked all our excursions (ATM, Caracol, Butterfly happy hour, Zoo) through Sharyn, who was most helpful and who did not try to push any particular agenda. Tour guides were knowledgeable, professional and friendly. In the middle of the jungle, we had a most comfortable, relaxing, secure and enriching experience.
All we can do is suggest to others reading this that you research thoroughly and dismiss those reviews that seem to have an purpose other than to simply inform. This was a great place, and it was a wonderful way to experience a part of the world that is still removed from the touch of corporate hotels. We are certain that you will enjoy your experience at the Mariposa Jungle Lodge.
- 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