Just outside the village of Placencia, you will discover Mariposa, a boutique beach front resort which features private tree houses, beach view suites, a bar/lounge, ocean front pool, and an award winning Caribbean facing restaurant. The resort is going on four years old, and in a relatively short time, has become a Trip Advisor favorite. And it is no wonder why!

Mariposa suites and tree houses are tastefully decorated with local art, and Belizean hardwood floors and furniture. They include covered verandas and all the amenities you could need – all within a short walk to the Caribbean Sea.

Owners Bruce and Sharon Maddison embrace village life by hiring one hundred percent of their staff locally, and by giving back to the community with various events and projects, including a community vegetable and fruit garden, a Pay it Forward children’s birthday party program, New Year’s Eves potlucks and Thanksgiving dinners.

The quaint tree houses, designed and built in partnership with a local construction company, provided a solution to expansion in 2015 that has maintained the raw beauty and ecological integrity of this beachfront gem. Mariposa can now host up to 28 guests in accommodations themed upon diverse and beautiful butterflies found in the area. A popular option is for groups to book the entire resort to allow for privacy with family/friends in your tropical adventure.

Save 40% on your room by booking now on our website with promo code “breezeway”

Owners and Staff at Mariposa invite you to join us on the beautiful white sands of Placencia peninsula for the Placencia Annual Lobsterfest from June 22 – 24, 2018. What originated in 1998 as a small one-table event to attract visitors to Belize in the slow summer months, the Placencia Lobsterfest has grown into a celebration of culinary splendor that is expected to draw record crowds for this weekend in June.

Festivities coincide with the opening of the lobster season, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of Placencia’s Lobsterfest. There will be an abundance of mouth-watering lobster dishes prepared with love and skillful flair by competing chefs, along with other delicacies from the sea, live music, approximately 60 booths with food, exotic and local beverages, arts, crafts, games and more for all ages!

Under the direction of our Belize-raised and Italy-trained chef, Aron, Mariposa Belize Beach Restaurant offers International cuisine in hearty Belizean style, using local fresh produce bought from neighboring farms or grown in our own organic garden. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week, and we look forward to serving Lobsterfest enthusiasts.

We would love to have you stay at Mariposa for Placencia Lobsterfest and beyond! If you book your suite on our website, peruse our online calendar to view room availability, and use the promo code “breezeway” to save 40%! Alternatively, you can contact Sharon at Mariposa at +501 523-4474 or email [email protected] to book your room and your domestic flights between Belize City and Placencia. We hope to see you in June!