We left Hopkins and headed towards Placencia…
We did not know what was in store, standard, but were excited for the journey and having come from anti-dog-Hopkins, we needed to find a place that was more dog friendly. Who would not love this face?
The road leading to Placencia is long and has well over 50 speed bumps. The TANK did not take kindly to this ass slapping abuse, nor did JJ’s tummy..
Luke: I had a fully rotating head for the whole journey – just checking to make sure that the TANK didn’t fold like a pack of cards.
Nevertheless we made it and were searching for accommodation. We drove along the main road towards downtown, stopping sporadically and asking the usual ‘can we plug in’ question. No’s are the norm and can get very frustrating after a long drive.
We reached the end of the town and were forced to head back out of Placencia, until a small post caught Luke’s eye. A post which led us down a long forest path and towards a hidden gem – Mariposa.
Jenna: We were greeted by a bright and bubbly lady named Sharon, who in the end became a great friend. ‘Of course you can plug in & of course we love dogs!’ Ahhh, music to my ears! We parked up and headed straight for the pool, el’ standard!
They call Placencia a town you never want to leave and within the first few days we understood why. We ended up staying here for 2 weeks! We became one with them and they became one with us.. YU BETA BELIZE IT!
We spent many hours atop their B&B, overlooking the ocean and taking in the priceless breeze. We woke up beach side every single day – simply amazing. We drove their golf buggy everywhere. We attended the local summer Olympics, made friends with an epic guitarist and his legendary chief of fire brigade wife, drank & played poker with the locals and JJ made multiple girlfriends (Isabella, Cheechie and Cookie).
Luke: We didn’t really do anything but chill the f*** out and it was delicious!
Jenna: Sharon and Bruce are among the few people in this world who are wholeheartedly wonderful. We will forever be thankful for their more than gracious hospitality.
Luke: Mariposa will always stay in my heart as an amazing holiday, where we arrived as strangers and left feeling more like family. It is reassuring to know that great people still exist in the world. We look forward to paying it forward and returning!