We drove out to this little resort nestled in the jungle,, not knowing what to expect. Upon arrival we were met by Eric one of the staff and he you must be Barb and Ian we dont get many self drives here. You see this resort is in the jungle near a little town called San Antonio in Belize, away from the town and bright lights of anywhere. 6 Cabanas sit on the property, up its own path through a rich garden of local jungle plants orchids and bromeliads are everywhere. Each of the cabanas is laid out so that everyone gets their own view of the mountains or jungle off there own screened deck, I spent a lot of time updating the days events and cameras. Each cabana has its own hot water source so you dont run out. Local arts and colors decorate the interiors making they comfortable and inviting, all the windows are screened and we didnt have any problems with insects of any kind in our room which was the Orchid. The main lodge has a small gift shop, a TV room, a small sitting room for watching nature right out the window and of course the main dining area. There is a set menu, each day that you arrive to with a custom menu on each table with your names. The food was great the flavors local and fresh, one nice thing was the allergy requests, they can accommodate virtually anyone if they know in advance. There is a nice pool big enough for the number of guests and a pool side bar and louge area with huge hammocks that were just great to lay in with a cold drink.. It might a little off the beaten path but once you are at Mariposa you dont have to go far for adventure. With 20 of the top tourist adventures on their doorstep you can be on the first of everything because you dont have to travel an hour into the jungle to get here. you the smart traveller are already here. We were amazed at everything that was possible within a very short drive. The staff here can make virtually anything happen for you and or your family. the staff are friendly and the resort is well run and maintained will we go back .. you bet as a matter of fact that will be in 2015 when we go back for our 5th trip to this great country of Belize .
- 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