Placencia Is The Best Place For A Beach Vacation In Belize

The Placencia Peninsula is a 16-mile stretch of beachfront that the locals call “barefoot perfect.” The beaches here boast white sand, swaying palm trees, blue skies and turquoise Caribbean water....

Here Are 5 Unique Day Trips Near Placencia Belize That Are An Absolute Must-Do

Placencia is the perfect base for your Belize vacation. While you're here, you can enjoy day trips to many of Belize's most popular attractions. Here are five must-do day trips...

How Should You Unplug on Your Next Belize Adventure Vacation?

When you're ready to travel again, you'll need a place to unplug from the stress of lockdowns, quarantines and being tied to your laptop. If you want to get away...

Top Reasons to Make Mariposa Beach Resort Your Post-COVID-19 Vacation Destination

While the world is reeling from a terrible pandemic, things will improve. Once things calm down and herd immunity takes root, people can start going out and doing things like...

How To Plan Your Best Solo Trip To Placencia Belize

Solo travel is a wonderful experience. People who do it regularly say it's incredibly liberating, empowering and just plain fun. Belize is an excellent destination for solo travelers who are...

Fishing in Placencia – Everything you need to Know

With miles of white sandy beaches, the Placencia Peninsula of Belize is known as "barefoot perfect". It's also known for it's rich culture and natural beauty. What many don't realize...

Is Placencia Belize Worth Visiting?

Placencia, Belize is a beautiful and pristine peninsula in southeastern Belize. It's been nicknamed the "barefoot paradise" due to its long stretches of sandy beaches. These include golden beaches near...

The Garifuna People of Belize

Almost 400 years ago, Carib Indians migrated to the Caribbean island of St. Vincent where they confronted the Arawak. Many members of the two tribes married, and their their descendants...

Guide to Belize’s Nature and Wildlife Attractions

Belize is small in size and population relative to other Central American countries. But don't let these facts lull you into thinking this country doesn't have much to offer visitors....

Packing List for Belize: Top Things You Can’t Forget

If you're getting ready for a Belize vacation, you're probably wondering what you should pack. Here's a list of items you must bring for the perfect Belize vacation. Reef-Safe Sunscreen...

You’ve Never Seen Anything Like Belize’s Maya King Waterfalls!

Photo courtesy of BTB No trip to Belize would be complete without experiencing the power and majesty of Belize’s most dramatic and beautiful destination: Maya King Waterfalls in Southern Belize....

Which Airlines Fly to Belize?

It's easy to have a wonderful vacation in Belize by traveling on an airline that goes there regularly from your location. Below is a list of the airlines that go...

5 Epic Adventure Tours To Take in Belize

Belize has more wild, epic adventures than you can imagine, but there are five that stand out. Our guests say these are the most mind-blowing, heart-pumping adventures you can experience...

Must-See Maya Ruins in Southern Belize

Belize's history goes back for thousands of years. The ancient Maya established many important settlements, ceremonial centers, and cities in this region. The Maya were a vast, incredibly advanced civilization...

The Ultimate Belize Itinerary

With all the gorgeous scenery, wild adventures and incredible learning opportunities Belize offers, how can you possibly pick just five tours? It wasn't easy, but we thought about our personal...

8 Must Know Tips Before Visiting Belize

When it comes to travel spots in Central America, Belize is one of the best places you can go to. Rather than list off each and every great thing about...

Best Transportation Options To Placencia Belize

No visit to Belize is complete without a visit to the wonderful beaches of the Placencia Peninsula. Located at the southern tip of the country, Placencia is the epitome of...

The Placencia Peninsula Is Home To The Best Beaches in Belize

The quaint seaside village of Placencia is home to sixteen miles of picturesque white sandy beaches. One of the most desirable and affordable destinations in the Caribbean, it sits at...

Eating and Drinking in Placencia Belize

Placencia Belize is a popular travel destination because of its beautiful, relaxing white sandy beaches. Many travelers also enjoy this area of the country because there are so many great...

A First-Timer’s Guide to Visiting Belize in the Summer

  When you go about considering where to go on your summertime traveling, Belize has a lot to offer. This small, English-speaking Central American nation offers visitors a wide variety...

Head South for a Great Belize Vacation

  Most visitors to Belize head straight for one of its best-known islands. While Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker are charming destinations, we think you can find an equally great...

Why You Should Visit Placencia Belize in February

It's the beginning of February and there are still two more months of winter ahead of you. As you look out your window to your snow-covered driveway, you wish you...

Belize: Top Spring Break Destination For 2020

If you're looking for a spring break destination this year, look no further than Belize. With its beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean waters, it's the spring get-away you...

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Placencia Belize

  If you're looking for an ideal Valentine's Day destination, you can't do better than Placencia, Belize. Its scenic beauty, dining options, colorful charms, and easy, laid-back pace are perfect...

The Best Place to Eat in Placencia, Belize

The chance to eat delicious local food in a gorgeous setting is a key part of any vacation. If you're in Placencia, Belize, you have a lot of options. How...

What Time Of Year Is It Best To Visit Belize?

Belize enjoys warm, sunny weather and laid-back fun all year, but what's the best time to visit? That depends on what your idea of the perfect Belize vacation is. Belize...

Placencia: Home to the Best Beaches In Belize

If you've heard anything about a Belize beach vacation, you have undoubtedly heard of Placencia. The Placencia Peninsula is the most popular tourist destination in Belize for good reason. Belize's...

5 Reasons to Visit Placencia, Belize in 2020

Placencia, Belize is found along the 16-mile peninsula within Belize's southeast and is known as a "Barefoot-Perfect" area due to its many soft, golden beaches and walkways. The Placencia Peninsula...

Start Planning Your 2020 Belize Vacation Right Now

If you are even remotely looking to spend some vacation time in 2020, Belize is one of the best spots you could possibly choose to wile away your work-free days....

Placencia Belize Is the Perfect Place to Ring In the New Year

Belizeans love to party, and New Year's Eve is certainly no exception. During this festive time of year, bars and nightclubs all over Belize put on a night of music,...

Belize: Best Place to Travel in January 2020

When you're making vacation plans for the new year, make sure you put Placencia, Belize, on your list. Here's why Placencia is the perfect vacation destination. Miles of Pristine Beachfront...

The 2020 Placencia Sidewalk Arts & Music Festival

Every February, Placencia transforms from its normal state as a small fishing village, into an all-encompassing art gallery and music festival held around its main sidewalk, hence the name "Placencia...

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving the Silk Cayes of Southern Belize

Even in a country renowned for its natural beauty, the Silk Cayes of Belize stand out. If you're looking for the finest snorkeling or scuba diving in the world, put...

When It Comes to Romance, Placencia Belize Is Perfect

If your idea of a couples getaway includes excitement, romance and the chance to be surrounded by lush natural beauty, you should put Placencia Belize at the top of your...

5 Amazing Reasons to Honeymoon in Placencia Belize

So you got all of the arduous planning of your wedding over and done with, then you had the wedding. The next big thing you need to consider is where...

Laughing Bird Caye is a Wonderful Day Trip from Placencia Belize

When you stay in Placencia Village, you get the amenities of a popular tourist destination with a great location that makes it easy to visit Belize's top attractions. One excursion...

Explore Monkey River on Your Placencia Belize Vacation

  One of the most popular tours available for those visiting Placencia is the Monkey River Jungle Tour. If you love spotting wildlife in their natural habitat, then this is...

Visit Placencia Village on Your Belize Vacation

Reggae bars by the beach, guesthouses brimming with color and a massive stretch of sandy beaches, these are all qualities that Placencia Village can offer its visitors. Found at the...

The Wild Wonder of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary and Jaguar Reserve

If you want a truly wild and wonderful experience in Belize, be sure to visit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. This enchanting rainforest preserve was the world's first jaguar preserve....

Top Things to Do in the Belize Barrier Reef

Whether it’s the Great Blue Hole or Diving with the Whale Sharks, there’s no question that adventurous tourists flock to Belize to see our reef!  Second, only in size, to...

Calendar of 2019 Festivals, Events & Holidays in Placencia, Belize

Mariposa Beach Front Resort welcomes you to Placencia, Belize for a memorable visit. Our resort offers private tree houses, beach view suites, world class dining overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and...

Map of South Placencia Could Earn You a Free Local Drink at Mariposa/Breezeway Pool Bar

Mariposa Beach Front Resort welcomes you to our special corner of the world, at the south end of the peninsula of Placencia, Belize which juts gently into the Caribbean Sea....

Mariposa Resort welcomes you to the Annual Lobsterfest in Placencia, Belize

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...

End of the world marathon

The Mayans civilizations occupied Belize for centuries. The last Mayan calendar dates back to at least the 5th century BCE (Before Common Era) and was to end on December 12,...

Sidewalk Arts Festival

Every February, Placencia holds their annual Sidewalk Arts Festival. Artists and crafters come from all over the country to display their spectacular artwork on the sidewalks of the village. Throughout...

GARIFUNA SETTLEMENT REENACTMENT DAY NOVEMBER 19TH

The Garifunas are one of the remaining African ethnic groups in Caribbean and Latin America who have retained their cultural distinction and traditions. Garifuna Settlement Reenactment Day takes place on...

Belize Independence Day September 21

Belize’s Independence Day Celebration is on September 21st. In 1981, on this day, Belize gain full independence from the United Kingdom. Belizeans are quite proud of their independence and celebrate...

Placencia Breeze, The Local Newspaper

There is not a better way to stay up to date on the news and upcoming events in placencia than the local newspaper, the placencia breeze. Click here for the most...

Saturday’s Prime Rib Night Launches High Season

During high season, Mariposa presents guests a savory Prime Rib dinner on Saturday evenings. Bruce, co-owner of Mariposa, works closely with one of the top butcheries in Belize to ensure...

Soaring to new Heights

Bruce and Sharon came to Belize in hopes of finding an exquisite location to build their vision. They were looking for a place that boasts raw beauty, a place untouched...

Placencia Lobsterfest!

Mariposa Belize Beach Bed and Breakfast invites you to Placencia's Lobsterfest this upcoming June 19th, 20th and 21st 2015. All of the festivities are nearby our front door! The 2015...

TripAdvisor 2015 Certificate Of Excellence!

Mariposa Belize Beach Bed and Breakfast is proud to announce that we've been graciously selected as a recipient for the 2015 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com! We are humbled and...

Placencia – Jewel Of Belize

The Placencia peninsula is a very special area of Belize and one that Mariposa Bed And Breakfast is very happy to be near to. Once a site of an influx...

Belize – The Mayan Cradle

Mariposa Beach Suites and Resort invites all travellers interested in the Mayans and ancient Central American culture to visit Belize and learn more about this ancient, celebrated history. Many people...

The Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve

Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve is a national treasure in the Plancecia area of Belize, very near to Mariposa's Bed and Breakfast. One of the only Jaguar preserves on the planet,...

Interesting Facts About Belize

Mariposa Belize Beach Suites and Resort is lucky to call Belize its home! There are many wonderful things about Belize that are small parts of what make this country a...

September In Belize

Belize is a wonderful place in September and Mariposa Beach Suites and Resort wants to help you take part in the celebrations! Belize garned its independance on September 10th 1798...

Relaxing in the shade

Life doesn't get much better! Today our guests were relaxing by the pool and enjoying the Caribbean sea breeze in one of our shaded hammocks by the pool.