Inland tours; Mayan Ruins, Bird watching, Monkey River trips, Zip lining, horseback riding, Mayan chocolate factory, inland blue hole excursions, ATM caves and tubing and waterfallsWater sports; diving, snorkeling, deep sea and fly fishing, whale shark excursions, wind surfing, kayaks, private island day trips, and so much more
Bruce and I own Mariposa and we rent our boutique resort exclusively to organizations for corporate retreats, deep sea and fly fishing, birding, diving and snorkeling clubs, reunions, etc.…..Here is a list of details regarding our property:We are located just 1.5 miles from the fishing village of Placencia. Nestled on two acres of ocean front land and picturesque littoral forests, Mariposa is a Belizean treasure untouched by commercialism and free of stress. Unlike the foreigner led industry of tourism, Mariposa is dedicated to hiring 100% Belizean staff. One of our goals is to provide an insanely different customer experience in Belize. When you exclusively rent Mariposa, the staff are provided for maintenance and housekeeping, cooks/chef, restaurant servers, barkeeper and dishwashers plus you will have on-site management/owners that will oversee the duties of the staff. In addition to the staff we also have guard dogs that are gentle with the guests and love attention yet know their role when protecting the grounds at night.We offer three lovely beachfront units with king-size beds and private bathrooms that have TV's cable and Wi-Fi. These units each have 2 sets of French doors that open directly facing the pool and the Caribbean Sea. The stunning, spacious (approximately 500 square feet), tastefully decorated units have been a Tripadvisor favorite since our opening in January 2014. We expanded in 2015 and added six stand alone, open beam tree-houses in December. The six units are nestled amongst the forest on our Mariposa property. Elevation ranges from four feet to ten feet off the ground. Tastefully decorated through local vendors, even the furniture and mattresses were made by the very best in Belize. Each of the 9 units have their own bathroom, granite counter tops and large walk-in showers, hot water on demand, luxurious towels, linens and beach towels. Each are air conditioned, plus all have ceiling fans, exceptional lighting, hammocks, tables and chairs, wardrobes, a fridge, counter space, coffee pots and fresh ground coffee from the restaurant barista machine. There are some additional appliances for the rooms available; microwaves, toaster ovens, blenders, hair blowers, irons and boards, etc. We decided not to put stoves/ovens in the rooms because in Belize we use butane which can be highly flammable if used incorrectly. Sleeping configuration summary; 3 Caribbean facing units with king-size beds and one of the units also has a set of bunk beds, 2 tree-houses with king-size beds, 2 tree-houses with double queen beds in them, and 2 tree houses with a queen and a set of bunk beds. There are also 2 spare single beds and 2 baby travel pods. Total 28 + 4 = 32 maximum bedsOur award winning Caribbean restaurant equipped with Wi-Fi, will be open only to you and your guests when you exclusively rent Mariposa. Typical hours range between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. With plentiful competitively priced breakfast, lunch and dinner options, and options to dine by the pool, the meal and company are guaranteed to satisfy. If your group has any allergies or food restrictions, Mariposa will gladly accommodate you and make sure your dining experience meets your expectations. The Mariposa bar offers extensive selections including local liquors and beers as well as imported whiskeys, rums, vodka and wines. For our exclusive guests we also work with the clients to prepare buffet style meals that are easy to prepare and serve to large groups in one sitting. Prices include the Belizean Tax of 12.5% for the GST. Please ask for a copy of the menu which is priced in USD and BZ dollars. Individual bills can be tracked per housing unit so that you and your guests can settle their food and beverage bills upon check out. A 20% gratuity for the overall experience on the rental of the entire resort will be processed providing our staff have met your expectations.We have a huge John Deer generator on site for when the power goes out in Belize. Your management staff will handle the operation and fueling when required. There are also two huge water tanks as a backup water system when the town water system fails. Outages do occur however they are rare. The infrastructure has a transformer for the even flow of electrical power and there are also seven septic tanks and one grease trap. The tap water is safe to drink and is tested often by the local water board that supplies the town with water. For leisure activities there is a very large outdoor pool and off course 175' of the Caribbean Sea on our property. We also have a regulation horseshoe pit, loungers and beach chairs, hammocks and a palapa/gazebo steps away from the sea. You can rent water sport equipment or arrange for snorkeling in the barrier reef located across the street from Mariposa. Everything from windsurfing, paddle boards, snorkelling gear, kayaks etc. With your direction we can arrange to have the equipment brought over to Mariposa for you.
We are trying to become 100% green. All our cleaning products are green approved. We also have a grease trap for the kitchen and we have an amazing vegetable garden. Composting and using the seaweed as much as possible.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:||2015|
|Corridors:||Both Interior and Exterior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||9|
|Room Windows:||Windows Do Open|
|Meeting Rooms:||1 |
|Meeting Space:||2000 sq. feet|
|Banquet Space:||Holds 100 people|
|Dist. to Food/Bars:|| 1.0 Mi |
|Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:|| On-site |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:|| 1.0 Mi |
|Lounge/Bar Hours:||8:00 AM to 9:00 PM|
Mariposa has an outdoor pool heated by the sun. The average temperature is 88 degrees. Large in size and is 4 to 5 feet deep. 30 X 50 feet in length
Policies / Expenses
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of the booking. Your reservation will be confirmed when this deposit is received. Full payment is due 30 calendar days prior to arrival, this payment will automatically be charged to the above credit
|Typical Group Deposit:||50%|
|Total Taxes:|| 9.00%|
|Occupancy Tax:|| 9.00%|
|Country Tax:|| 1.75%|
|GST: Goods and Services Tax:||12.50 GST %|
|Parking Fee:||10.00 Per Night|
|Additional Person Fee:||30.00 Per Person|
|Food and Beverage Service Charge:||20.00%|
|Avg. Continental Breakfast Cost:||12.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Plated Breakfast Cost:||16.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Buffet Breakfast Cost:||20.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Plated Lunch Cost:||12.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Buffet Lunch Cost:||16.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Boxed Lunch Cost:||10.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Plated Dinner Cost:||22.00 Per Person|
|Avg. Buffet Dinner Cost:||30.00 Per Person|
|Morning Break Cost:|| 5.00 Per Person|
|Afternoon Break Cost:|| 5.00 Per Person|
|Banquet Gallon of Coffee:||15.00 Per Person|
|Banquet Soda:|| 3.50 Per Person|
|Banquet Bottled Water:|| 2.00 Per Person|
|Banquet Hosted Bar:||16.00 Per Person/Per Hour|
|Banquet Reception w Hors d'oeuvres:||30.00 Per Person/Per Hour|
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
We love pets and they are welcome providing they are tick and flea free. A $20.00 US/night fee and the owner is responsible for any damages incurred. I.e. chewing on furniture, scratching at wooden doors etc.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Placencia has its own domestic airport that only runs during the day and has no nighttime run lights. It is located 200 meters from Mariposa and is hidden from our view due to the jungle that separates our property from the airstrip. No noise concerns ever and the little planes are more of an amusement as we see them approaching for take off or landings over our 100 foot trees.
Local Shuttle Info: No shuttle services at Mariposa. Mariposa picks up and drops off all guests at the airport in Placencia. Placencia has taxi's that cost on average $5/trip to the town of Placencia which is 1.5 miles from Mariposa
Airport Shuttle? Yes!
There is an airport shuttle.
International cuisine available for breakfast which is served from 8:00 AM to 5:00. Average cost is $8US. Eggs. bacon and homemade hash browns or pancakes, breakfast burritos, omelets and we even have Eggs Benedict. Don't forget coffee; fresh ground and we even have an Astoria cappuccino machine in the restaurant which is rare for Belize.