We visited the Cayo District from May 15 - 18, 2010 with our 21-year old son. Our experience with the Mariposa Lodge was perfect from beginning to end (check out the extensive & informative web site). The owner, Sharyn Brinker, was quick to reply to all email questions and we spoke on the phone several times when planning the trip. She has created a peaceful paradise in the middle of the jungle and she her achieved her goal of providing us with a wonderful experience in Belize. We were the only guests in the 6 available cabanas (May is slow season) so we felt like royalty. The cabana was spotless, comfortable, roomy and we enjoyed the sitting area with the hammock- my new "happy place" listening to the birds. The best feature was the mosquito netting around the beds- unique & useful- plus the ceiling fan and extra standing fan helped keep the temp comfortable. We loved the building with the restaurant/bar and library (internet access, games, books). The meal plan was well worth the price. Sharyn sends a food questionnaire prior to the trip so breakfasts, packed lunches & dinners were designed for our tastes. Nelmarie, the Belizean cook, made delicious meals planned around our sightseeing trips. She and the 2 guides (Agusto & Damian) spoke English, were very friendly and helped us to learn more about their local culture. Sharyn helps you to plan excursions before you arrive based on your interests and there is plenty to see and do. We highly recommend Caracol, Big Rock Falls, Barton Creek Cave, Calico Jack zip lining and the Belize Zoo. Agusto & Damien drove us in the lodge vehicles (from the airport pick up to all tour sites- definitely better than renting a car!!) and the location of the lodge was a reasonable distance to all activities. Having them as built-in guides available to us every day was a huge advantage due to their knowledge of the history & details of every site (plus they know when to avoid any crowds from cruise ships). If you choose Mariposa, you will get a great value, great service and have a great experience. I wouldn't stay anywhere else! Our thanks to the entire crew!
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers, TripOnline SA, Cancelon and Agoda so you can book your Mariposa Jungle Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Mariposa Jungle Hotel San Ignacio