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Harry's or Mariposa #16706
06/04/03 01:40 PM
06/04/03 01:40 PM
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Phoenix, AZ, USA
ScottKelley Offline OP
ScottKelley  Offline OP
Since Tradwinds is unfortunately booked one of the days we'll be in Placencia, I've been looking for something "similar."

While different, Harry's and Mariposa both have a cabana available when we need it and are both within what we are looking for. I was hoping to get some input before we make a decision.

Harry's is right in town and has a fridge and bathroom, but no stove available. It's also $45.

Mariposa has a kitchen (which we're not sure if we'll need really) and has nicer cabanas, but they're $115/night and it looks like they're about a half hour walk to Placencia.

I'm leaning toward Harry's, but not by much. Anyone care to help me out here?

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Re: Harry's or Mariposa #16707
06/04/03 03:06 PM
06/04/03 03:06 PM
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Posts: 915
San Antonio TX and Seine Bight...
ckocian Offline
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Mariposa is a nice place but the cabanas are set back from the beach and there's not much of a breeze. Rooms in the main house are great, though.

Re: Harry's or Mariposa #16708
06/04/03 04:01 PM
06/04/03 04:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Asheville, NC USA
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
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Mariposa is definitely the nicer place. But if you don't have a car, it's a bit of a hike into the village, especially at night. Kitty's, though, is next door, and if you don't feel like walking into the village you can have a drink or a meal there. Harry's is more like Tradewinds.

Me, I would go with Mariposa, but I usually have a car.

--Lan Sluder

Lan Sluder/Belize First
Re: Harry's or Mariposa #16709
06/04/03 05:04 PM
06/04/03 05:04 PM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 52
Phoenix, AZ, USA
ScottKelley Offline OP
ScottKelley  Offline OP
Thanks guys. Every little bit helps.

I emailed Dean Aarestad, who apparently does email reservations for Harry. Harry only takes cash though - when you show up, so I hope the reservation stands. Haven't heard back yet, but I just emailed a few hours ago.

We figured we'd save the $70/night and just cook out or eat in town. Maybe I can get a hold of a grill for the cabana to use for a few days.

I can do anything, I just can't do everything...
Re: Harry's or Mariposa #16710
06/05/03 07:37 AM
06/05/03 07:37 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
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GailM Offline
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During lobsterfest, there are many street vendors for food, and not just lobster dishes. Just be aware that a lot of the village restaurants will be closed during that time as not to compete (plus they may have a food booth set up). We had no problem finding food the last couple of times I was there during the fest.
Right down from Harry's is Merlene's Restaurant and Ms. Merlene is a good cook. Although she cooks for the fest, I do believe she is still opened for breakfast and maybe lunch.

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