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Lower Dover Field Station and Eco Jungle Lodge

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Mile 59 Western Hwy - General Delivery | Pobox 346, San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As a graduate student studying small tropical Belizean fish, I feel incredibly fortunate to have found the Lower Dover Field Station. Madeline and Bill, from the start, were incredibly warm and enthusiastic. Their lovely Field Station was primely located for my work in the nearby creeks and streams. Further, they were able to offer detailed background and guidance on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the most excellent trip to Belize and that was partly because of Lower Dover. The property is gorgeous and backs up to jungle paths, the river, and recently discovered Mayan ruins. The owners are fantastic and helped with all of my questions and concerns, they even help book tours and advised travel plans. I stayed in the bunk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Close to the Western Highway but feels like a private oasis. Great place to visit in this area of Belize. There are Mayan ruins on the property without any of the hassle you experience at other sites. There is a river along the property that was fun for my wife and two daughters to swim in. My daughters are aged... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Myself and a friend travelled Central America for 6 weeks and this was by far the best place we stayed at during our entire trip. There are far too many positives to list them all, but the highlights were definitely the willingness to go above and beyond to help a couple of poor travellers, Maddie's homecooked meals, going for walks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A perfect location to visit the ATM caves, but also a lovely place to chill out and explore the jungle. Service was very friendly indeed and is a great place to visit to contrast with the wonderful coastline. The 'coco' cabana was particulaly nice!!!

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Oostburg, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This review is about 11 months overdue. I spent 2.5 weeks at Lower Dover as a part of a fieldwork endeavor In February 2014. Bill, Madeline, Justin, and the rest of the crew went above and beyond the call of duty. I cannot say enough great things about them! If you are considering a vacation in Belize, you must stay... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This place is so excellent! Madrid and her family are so helpful and can organise anything for you! The food is delicious, veg*an friendly as well! Just as the bus driver to stop outside the lower dover sign and you can walk to the property (if you have a backpack) or get a taxi. Very nice :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I stayed 4 nights in the Lower Dover Eco Lodge. It was a most pleasant experience. The dorm where I slept was spacious and clean. I met travelers from different countries at supper. Madeline made the best food for me which I apreciated a lot afted a tiresome day of exploring. She had no problem cooking the most delicious meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My new wife and I spent 5 nights at Lower Dover in the Red Cabana and ate almost every breakfast and dinner on site. Our room was clean, comfortable, and beautiful and we could hear the stream at night. Maddie (or Madeline) is a rock star, helpfully arranging the best (affordable and with the best guides) tours for you and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

Lower Dover's exceptional owner, Madeline, is what really makes it an amazing place to stay. She knows the area very well and her tour of the ruins/medicinal plants is very cool. The breakfast and dinner available are all organic and the prices for both food and the bunkhouse are a steal. Lower Dover is basically everything a traveler could want;... More 

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