Mariposa Restaurant and Beach Suites | Established Campground

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Last Visited: about 1 month ago
GPS: 16.535463, -88.359904
Altitude: 3.0 masl
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Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Fast
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Hot
Water: Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: No
Pet Friendly: Yes

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We camped in parking lot with access to bathrooms, outdoor showers, pool, restaurant and beach. Great hosts and gorgeous site! Only asked that we ate some meals at restaurant.


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What an amazing place ! The best one we had in 4 months. You can enjoy a very pretty place with a nice pool in front of the sea. And what we asked to us as a paiement ? To eat once per day in the restaurant. OK with pleasure ! Food is really good and reasonably priced. Paradise !!!

Stayed for 2 nights and it’s a convenient place. Pool is great, restaurant too pricey for what you get. Internet goes well.
From Belmopan it’s a 300 km round trip, so you have to consider if it’s worth the effort to visit only this town.
It’s a hot dusty town, with some small shops and restaurants, nothing special.
It’s an area where lots of Americans and Canadians go.
Huge development of hotels and houses make Placencia and other villages losing their caracter.

Stayed 3 wonderful nights. Everything as stated below.
Water is drinkable!
We didn’t see anywhere to plug in but didn’t ask either.
We caught a few taxis back and forth to Placencia for 5 usd-7.5 usd.
Also used GoSea to snorkel Silk Caye. Expensive but well worth it. They provide the gear, lunch, water, towels, life jackets and are very prompt and friendly. They will pick you up from the Mariposa.

As described before, the best place to camp in Belize. Bruce and Sharon are very friendly and manage the place very, very well. Superb beachfront, nice pool, super clean bathrooms, good pressure showers, restaurant, bar. The food is very good and reasonably priced. Nice place to meet with relative and friends as well, they can fly in and stay in comfortable rooms or tree houses while you camp for free.

As previously described, a great place to camp. The best in Belize. Run by a Canadian couple from Calgary, that make you feel like family.

As previously described, a great place to camp. The best in Belize. Run by a Canadian couple from Calgary, that make you feel like family.

Very pleasant spot steps from the beach. Nice pool. Rather long walk to town but restaurant there is good if a little pricey. we ate dinner there twice and breakfast once - great steak! Wifi generally very good though not the best signal in the parking lot. Still free with meal pp.

For the family with a little budget : just a very good lime-pie/pers, it is ok for enjoy this place with lot of facilities !

Very nice place direct at the beach with Hammoks, Chairs, Pool and Plugs to charge your stuff. Sharon and Bruce are super friendly and welcoming. The Place is "for free" when you have a meal per person and day of stay. We would recommend the huge breakfast (Belizian Slam) which is between 15-23 Bzd + 5 for a coffee with free refill. The Burger was also good in the lunchtime (about 24 BZD with fries). We got a key for an empty house on their property to use the bathroom with hot shower. Furthermore as their was a Tsunamiwarning when we were there, they offered us to stay in one of their treehouses for free! Recommend place and worth to visit!

Great camping spot in Placencia. As they said before, 10BD for electricity and consumption of one meal per day (good burgers and quesadillas). Sharon and Bruce where super nice, very friendly hosts and always willing to help. Nice and clean toilets, cold outdoor shower.

We arrived for a night and stayed four. These are the rare gems that remind us that there is much goodness in the world. The Mariposa is a beautiful lodging with rooms, cabañas, bar and restaurant. There are bathrooms, outdoor shower, a dog wash! and ocean front.
Wednesday is Yahtzee fun, they will rent a golf cart and do laundry for a fee. We are very grateful for this location at this time in our trip.
Paid $10Bzd for electricity for AC and ate 1+ meal each per day. A bargain at this! Such great hosts and such kindness.

Lovely place! Highly recommend. Bruce, Sharon and their staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. We stayed with our 2 dogs for 5 nights and have not felt more welcomed or "at home" since leaving the states. Immaculate property! Wonderful stay and we had a hard time leaving.

As everyone said before: perfect place!

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Bruce and Sharon are great.

Property and food - fantastic.

Electricity may be available for a fee.

Beautiful place, Sharon and Bruce are extremely welcoming, the pool was refreshing, showers were outdoor and the food was delicious. Free camping but you have to purchase one meal per day you stay - the food was a bit pricey for the shoestring budget but compensated for staying anywhere else as the town overall is pricey. The whole property is immaculate. Strongly recommend it!!

Butch, the owner, allowed us to plug in near the bathrooms with or long extension cord. We paid as the restaurant was closed for repairs and wanted to stay a few days but felt bad about staying for free given the typical policy, but he implied it was fine. Just felt right to pay something for the use of electric. It was very quiet and the pool was pristine and the beach even more so. Lovely place, highly recommended!

Place is as described, beautiful and clean with friendly owners. Camping is free with a meal in the restaurant, we were told electricity is available for a fee. Egg breakfasts range between US$8 and $12, lunches (available all day) between US$8 and $12 without fries, dinners US$14 and up; full bar.

We arrived Thursday, at this day the restaurant is closed.very friendly owners, let us camp for free, we could use the facility and had this beautiful place for us, nobody els there.

All people are totally right if they said the place is more than wonderful. Camping is for free on the parking lot close to the main house. But you have to eat in the restaurant. The restaurant is really expensive, pasta for 17 US$ (34 BZ $), Steak for 30US$ and, so sorry to say that, the quality was not okay, less than average. So we can not recommend this place, on the end of the day it is to expensive for what you receive.

great location, wonderful beach, good restaurant, nice owners

Like everybody said day Holiday in Belize!!! Nice Parking lot for not to big rigs....nice beach with superclean pool and Restromms accessable direct from the lot....
The deal is real good and worth to do: eat dinner in the Restaurant stay one night for no charge! And the dinner was the best food we have had so far in Belize...shure it is not "cheap"...but what is cheap in Belize????A youghurt at the chinese supermarket costs you 3 Us dollar....unbelievable, but true!!!!!
so relax here...and don't think about it.
We have to say a great thank you to the Owners....that they make this "holiday" day possible!!

This place is fantastic, hosts/owners Bruce and Sharon are so nice and welcoming, and said that they welcome future overlanders since they are former Canadian campers themselves. Their beautiful boutique resort is beach front with snorkeling right off the each- fellow overlanders saw a manatee while we were there. Beautiful pool, immaculate bathrooms for overlanders to use in parking area, very nice outdoor showers. Wifi was excellent in restaurant. No charge with only request to eat meals at restaurant, Food was delecious and staff was awesome. Cannot recommend highly enough! Thank you Bruce and Sharon!!

Beautiful place with great facilities and lovely hosts. Very fast wifi and NEW bathrooms. Very recommendable !!!

Nice camping in hotel parking lot. Use of pool and restrooms. No charge only ask that we eat one meal a day in restaurant. Sharon and Bruce lovely hosts. Let us use golf cart too! Stayed three nights. 3 awesome rescue dogs. Very quiet and safe

We camped in parking lot with access to bathrooms, outdoor showers, pool, restaurant and beach. Great hosts and gorgeous site! Only asked that we ate some meals at restaurant.