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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

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Address: Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
Phone Number: +501 834-4017
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Description: Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is the place to go to enjoy Belize butterflies...
Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is the place to go to enjoy Belize butterflies and learn about them in the process. Green Hills literally has thousands of live butterflies on display in a 4,000 square feet walk-in flight area. The guided tour in the butterfly flight area and the Blue Morpho Breeding Center takes about an hour. The facilities are surrounded by a botanical garden with more than 150 labeled plants, shrubs and trees. These gardens are home to dozens of hummingbirds, and the average visitor can easily see eight or even more species while visiting the Butterfly Ranch. Green Hills is worth a stop on your way to or from other popular destinations such as the Mountain Pine Ridge, Barton Creek, Caracol or the nearby villages of San Antonio and El Progresso. We open at 7 am and close at 4 pm. Late tours are welcome but only after reservation.
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A must!

This lovely little butterfly ranch is magical. The screened area for visitors allows you to spend time among the butterflies photographing, observing, and even having them land on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This lovely little butterfly ranch is magical. The screened area for visitors allows you to spend time among the butterflies photographing, observing, and even having them land on you! And then there are the hummingbirds in the garden which are an added bonus. Highly recommended.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Don't ask me why 29 1/2 minutes, but that' the time frame "the woman" says you may spend inside the greenhouse with the creatures. If you're lucky, Sylvia will guide you along the path while relaying TONS of information in a very personable fashion. Told we could take pictures as long as they didn't flash, I was crushed to discover... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The road to get here is a little rough but was well worth the trip. I could have spent all day in the butterfly farm just watching them. So beautiful and peaceful. The lady that gave us our tour was very informative and nice. Our 2 and 3 year olds were thrilled when the tour guide put some banana on... More 

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Ealing, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Visited this after Barton Creek as in the same area, amazing to see both the hummingbirds as well as the butterfly house. I was amazed at the number of butterflies and the knowledge of our guide. I've never seen so many rare butterflies, all managed in the interests of research which makes it so much more than just a tourist... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed not only seeing the wonderful variety of butterflies at the ranch, but also learning about how they're rearing butterflies of all types. The flight area is full of lush plants and vegetation, making a walk full of surprises at every turn. I had the opportunity to be in the flight area when there were only 3 people... More 

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Lake Tranquility
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59 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We enjoyed learning how the eggs were gathered and treated so the new butterflies could emerge from their cocoons. The butterflies, several species of them, are 'displayed' in a netted house. It was fun to have them land on us for photo ops. Very interesting to watch them eat the various types of food available inside their 'house'

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Vaughan, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped here for a visit it's also called the Trek stop very easy to find if you are heading back to San Ignacio after visiting Xunantunich it is on the main rd. We were welcomed and given an explanation of all the butterflies and the process they are going through to preserve. Very nice place to stop.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We have visited butterfly farms in several countries but Green Hills is the best we have seen so far. The curator and owner, Tineke, is a remarkable lady. She spends endless hours dedicating herself to this project. She spend have an hour with us going through the butterfly greenhouse and explains her work with great passion and love. She also... More 

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Took a bus from San Ignacio to San Antonio, then walked/hitchhiked the rest of the way. You get to spend about half an hour in the big butterfly room with the tour guide and it is amazing. Photos and small flash are allowed. Then the guide goes through the whole cycle from egg to fully formed pupa with actual forming... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful surroundings. Toucans in the trees and a variety of birds in the grounds including lots of hummingbirds which zoom around your head. Butterflies are very beautiful and interesting. Definitely one not to miss

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Additional Information about Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

Address: Address: Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
Phone Number: +501 834-4017
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Cayo
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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