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Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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Beautiful butterfly sanctuary and very informative tour. The experience of watching the butterflies in their natural habitat as well as them pitching and adorning you was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Belize District, Belize
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Belize District, Belize
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful butterfly sanctuary and very informative tour. The experience of watching the butterflies in their natural habitat as well as them pitching and adorning you was breathtaking.

Thank nafatiyya
Crownsville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and explained the entire life cycle of the the blue morpho and malachite butterflies. He explained how to differentiate the sexes and how the butterflies mate and reproduce. It was a beautiful exhibit

Thank Jeanine L
Swampscott, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised--well worth climbing the path to reach this spot--terrific naturalist in residence explain the exhibit.

Thank Laurie J
Heredia, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

a great place to learn about the environment you are in. It's a nice walk uphill from the Chaa Creek Lodge area.

Thank jannelupita
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

We visited the museum and butterfly farm on the way back from Xunantunich ruins. The tour was very informative about the Maya lifestyle and also about loca flora and fauna. The butterfly farm was like a fairy dream. My 7 years old enjoyed as much as i did.

Thank Paola C
San Jose, Costa Rica
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2016

Being on a hotel property I wasn't sure how interesting this would be, but it was really well done. They put a lot of time & pride into it so it's a great way to spend a couple hours learning about Belize. The butterfly farm was really cool, they really care about them!

Thank Chris A
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2016

what we saw was interesting and our guide was great, but definitely not worth the time and heat. This may be good for younger kids (elementary age).

Thank jbev_262
Fairfax, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2016

The medicine trail is really great and the tour guides are awesome. I stayed here for a study abroad trip and we went for a night-time hike, LOVED IT! Chaa creek is a happy place with happy vibes.

Thank Zeima K
Berkeley, California
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

Very knowledgeable and informative guides helped us understand the natural history of Central Belize. The blue morpho butterflys are dazzling.

Thank Suzanne M
Providence, Rhode Island
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Admirably complete and shows what you might see on the trail. Also conveys the history of the land. Right next to the butterfly farm and both can be done together. Recommend you do it in the beginning of your stay

Thank jvannoppen1

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