Bruce and Sharon Madison came to Belize looking for an exquisite location to build their dream boutique resort in the Caribbean. They were looking for a place that boasts raw beauty, a place untouched by commercialism and stress. Their hopes were fulfilled when they came to Placencia. Nestled on two acres of Caribbean seafront, what is now known as Mariposa Beach Resort, was exactly what they were looking for.
Not only was Placencia itself idyllic as a burgeoning tourist destination, with its friendly community, lively beach bars and infamous sidewalk, but they found Belize on the whole had so much to offer. It was a natural playground for their guests in both the sea and the jungle! Since opening their doors in 2014, the founders of Mariposa have embraced village life. With a commitment to educating and empowering an all Belizean hospitality team, they have been embraced right back.