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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

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Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
+501 834-4017
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Closed since October

This place closed in October and has no stated reopening date. I am not sure why, but check before... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2018
sandyfSanDiego
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San Diego, California
Rip-off, don't waste your time

We drove a half hour on a bad road to get there. Fortunately we met a local that told us their last... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Michael S
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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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  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

This place closed in October and has no stated reopening date. I am not sure why, but check before you go. I only gave it a 3 rating because it is closed. It may be great or not if it ever reopens.

2  Thank sandyfSanDiego
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

We drove a half hour on a bad road to get there. Fortunately we met a local that told us their last tour was at 12pm otherwise we would have done the rough drive for nothing. All the guidebooks say they go till the 3...More

3  Thank Michael S
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

You have to time your arrival with the hatching of the butterflies. The population goes down before the eggs hatch. We did get to see some beautiful butterflies including the Postman (my fav) and the Blue Morpho (son's fav).

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

It was a bit of an afterthought to be honest but we were VERY glad that we went. My youngest son helped one butterfly that was floundering a little on the ground and it jumped on my sons arm for the remaining time we were...More

Thank Vin S
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Reviewed June 18, 2017

We didn't plan on going here, but are so thankful we did. We ended up at the ranch around 8:30 am in June/off season. We were the only ones there. The tours are only open from 8-12 and costs $25BZD per person. That price gets...More

Thank Ellmmo
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

A little bit out of the way and difficult to get to. A cab from San Ignacio cost us $50 usd for the return trip. Our timing wasn't very good and the Owner was a bit angry about that, luckily the husband saved our day...More

Thank Milton W
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is a special place, almost magical to one who really didn't know much about butterflies before visiting. Our main objective was bird watching but we were highly encouraged by the owners to take their tour. We were so glad we did. Days later, we're...More

1  Thank jazzie F
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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I recently visited Green Hills for a tour and had a fantastic time. The host/tour guide was very friendly and knowledgable and made sure she provided answers to any questions we had. The gardens and the bird/butterfly assortment was like nothing I've ever seen before....More

Thank DurkDurkn
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Reviewed December 26, 2016

The beauty of the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is what struck us immediately. The grounds are teaming with various species of hummingbird, butterflies, and an array of colors strewn about from blossoming flowers. After arriving at the ranch, we were greeting by Jan, one of...More

Thank Hipmofo
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Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you like butterflies and hummingbirds, then you’ve got to visit the Butterfly Ranch. The whole enclosure is maybe 4000 sqft, but there are hundreds or thousands of butterflies. They are literally EVERYWHERE. They’ll land on you or just pass by. It’s really fantastic and...More

Thank Ron D
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buffy p
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It's about two hours drive in a vehicle. We are not served by public transport
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buffy p
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It's a two hour drive by vehicle. We are not served by public transport
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