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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
+501 834-4017
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Ranked #9 of 39 Attractions in Cayo
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is the place to visit simply if you have that great love for nature and its wild life. Here the colorful butterflies brings the place to life. One of my preferred specie are the Glass Wing Butterfly. I also love seeing the different specie of Humming Birds that get to feed on the feeders set at the Butterfly Farm... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Worth to visit when you are nearby. In addition to the beautiful butterflies you can watch closely the feeding hummingbirds. The ranch also have a little park with amazing plant and flowers. And you have a chance to look at the stages of the butterfly lifecycle.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed near, and debated on going for 4 days, and then finally went the last day. So glad we did. Converse is very well done, has a beutiful collection of butterfles, and provided much information on butterflies.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fourteen different species of butterflies. A little bit of a taxi ride from St. Ignacio along a rather rough road (but quicker than the highway). And the visual spectacle that you see is so lovely.... Amazing colours! Friendly staff.

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Vonore, Tennessee
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107 reviews 107 reviews
27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We've been to several butterfly farms and this was a great one. The colors that you see are just amazing. We received a good overview from one of the employees. She explained the life stages from eggs to chrysalis to butterfly, and well as life spans of the various types. There are several varieties of butterflies, including the Blue Morpho.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It had been a while since I had thought about the lifespan of butterflies so when I had the chance to learn about them and see the various stages of development in person (rather than from a book), it blew my mind. In addition to seeing different types of butterflies, we were able to watch them lay their eggs. We... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This property provides an excellent up-close view of some of Belize's most important inhabitants, the lowly butterfly. The ranch is helping to protect and study thousands of butterflies in a natural environment, so your entry fees also go to support a very important environmental project. You will not see more butterflies anywhere else in Belize, perhaps the world.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The property is elegant serene. The plant garden is well-maintained while feeling natural. The butterfly house is fabulous, Hundreds (maybe 1000s) of all sizes, shapes,colors. Owners were personable, friendly, genuine.

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Montreal, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's cheating, but nature photographers seeking close-up shots of Belizean butterflies should consider a visit here. In particular, the beautiful morpho butterflies are exceedingly difficult to photograph in the wild since they fly quickly and cover long distances, and even when they do perch they keep their wings folded behind their backs, displaying only their cryptic brown undersides rather than... More

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United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We learned so much about the life-cycle of butterflies and our wonderful guide showed us butterflies in every life-cycle stage. Magnificent butterflies to see and have land on you!

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