5 Things To Do In Northern Ambergris Caye This Month with Matachica Resort

by Carolee Chanona

Whether you want to embrace the warmer temps with outdoor adventure in Belize or escape the humidity with an ice-cold margarita on the rocks poolside instead, here’s your guide to spending June with Matachica Resort. We’ve got all the details on this month’s events below.

Sunday Brunch Every Week

Now’s the time to don your best summer attire for a picture-perfect brunch, sans shoes if you’d like. This month, join any (or all) of Matachica Resort’s Sunday Brunch from 9 am to 2 pm, with a special edition held on Sunday, June 19 for Father’s Day. Oh, and did we mention Matachica’s brunch at Mambo comes with complimentary tropical mimosas?

Mambo proudly sources fruit and vegetables—harvested at peak ripeness—from Matachica’s sister property Gaia Riverlodge and neighboring farms in the Cayo District. And you can tell. Pineapple is one of those fruits that just reminds you of all things tropical; on Mambo’s brunch menu, it works to brighten up a classic lobster roll. When in season, cubed lobster meets the sweet and savory salsa alongside a crunchy coleslaw. That pineapple salsa can also be found atop cornbread waffles, which are perfect to mop up a charred habanero honey sauce and Belizean fried chicken.

Taco Tuesday with 2-for-1 Margaritas

Matachica’s weekly Taco Tuesday means toes in the sand and 2-for-1 margs. Indeed, you’ve got your pick for a flight of fish, shrimp, pork, or chicken on fresh corn tortillas at the center of Matachica Resort: Danny’s Tree Bar. Relax poolside or under the tree at the bar, then watch the stress melt away.

Saxophone Sundays

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Mambo’s Restaurant, by Adrien William

Every Sunday, enjoy tunes with dinner thanks to live sax by Richard Pitts. Mambo Restaurant is an airy companion to Matachica’s 32 thatched casitas and villas on the beachfront. With both a restaurant and bistro, Mambo’s eats differ by menu. The restaurant is elegant yet laidback; the experience focuses on beef and fresh, local seafood. Expect goodies like Rib & Reef and handmade lobster ravioli.

Father’s Day Special

Treat dad to a day in the lap of luxury with Matachica’s two specials! Brunch starts at 9 am, through to 2 pm. Meanwhile, dinner service begins at 6 pm and ends at 9 pm. For brunch, try the Belizean Benedict; this twist on a traditional favorite, Mambo spotlights Belizean Johnny cakes with coconut-oil fragranced refried beans, your choice of breakfast meat, and spicy hollandaise. The Caribbean spin gets a perk up with a refreshing salsa verde, too.

Dia de San Pedro

Celebrate Dia De San Pedro on June 24 – 25 at Danny’s Tree Bar with Matachica! The vibrant feast day of the town’s patron saint journeys back in time to the humble beginnings of Belize’s award-winning island, Ambergris Caye. For up to 10 days, celebrations on Ambergris Caye transform into a respectful tribute to St. Peter (San Pedro), the Roman Catholic Patron of the fishermen’s community. It’s inherently cultural and religious: town festivities raise St. Peter’s statue, first taken from the San Pedro Roman Catholic Church, over the course of up to 10 days to the highest point on the altar.

Images not captioned courtesy Matachica Resort.

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