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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We heard about this lodge from fellow travelers while we were in Guatemala and we decided to come and stay for some days. This is a good place to relax, see some birds, run after the poultry, swim in the river, explore an undeveloped Maya ruin, or join some local tours to nearby attractions. The location is between San Ignacio... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely place to stay at. Everyone was friendly, especially the owner who really took the time to make you feel part of her family. The lodge is easy to get to from the main road. Either walk or call them for a lift. There are some actual Mayan ruins on the property as well as a river and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'll start off by saying I wish we had stayed longer. As we jumped off the bus at the appropriate mile marker we started walking down the road and were greeted by a friendly lady in a pick up truck who offered us a lift to the store and then to Lower Dover. Maddy, the owner of Lower Dover, made... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Maddy et al. were absolutely fantastic and made our stay in Belize memorable. We felt right at home the moment we arrived. Lower Dover is a treasure, with its own little hiking path, swimming hole, animals and great people. Maddy is incredible helpful and just wonderful company as well. We'll definitely be returning for our next trip to Belize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at lower dover was a coincidence because other hostels have been fully booked but we were really happy to end up there. The area with the jungle, the river and the maya ruins is awesome and so are the owners. They gave us a guided tour through the whole area wrt the jungle, plants, animals and the ruins.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. The lady who runs it is super nice, the accommodations are clean and well kept, and the land is peaceful with lots of opportunities to explore out the back door of your hostel. Plus they hooked us up with an amazing guide "Ben cruise" to see the ATM cave and turns out he is one of... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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 March 25, 2015

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 March 17, 2015

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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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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