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Shipstern Nature Reserve

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Sarteneja, Belize
+41 79 419 24 75
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Great project, great guides

We've visited Shipstern during the rainy season, at the beginning of July. It's a bumpy bike ride... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2017
f_specker
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La Paz, Bolivia
via mobile
Closed for Renos

We stopped in, no one was to be found. A young lady finally came out and stated there should have... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2017
totallygarys
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Ontario
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good15%
  • Average48%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Jul 13, 2017
“Great project, great guides”
Apr 6, 2017
“Closed for Renos”
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Sarteneja, Belize
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+41 79 419 24 75
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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We've visited Shipstern during the rainy season, at the beginning of July. It's a bumpy bike ride from Sarteneja, but well worth the effort. We were warmly welcomed, and got a great tour of the newly renovated butterfly compound, of the lookout tower - and...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2017

We stopped in, no one was to be found. A young lady finally came out and stated there should have been a man nearby. She was very apologetic about them not being open, but stated we could still go up the tower. Due to my...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

I've visited Shipstern numerous times over the years. We stopped by briefly on our way to Sarteneja village. Shipstern is now managed by Corozal Sustainable Future Initiative, which also manages Honey Camp National Park. There are some changes under the new management, including newly constructed...More

1  Thank LanSluderBelize
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Reviewed June 17, 2016

We stayed 4 nights in the Shipstern Nature Reserve and had a special program. In the area around the compound there is not so much to do. There a is a educational trail and a trail that goes to the lagoon, The trail to the...More

2  Thank Alex S
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

While we did enjoyed the butterflies, the mosquitoes were too much to contend with. We were using Off, but that seem to have no effect on them. We attempted the trails, but could not complete them because of mosquitoes. The view from the tower was...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2016

This is yet another hidden gem in Belize... I wish I had more time to explore this place... we were on the way from Orange walk looking at land so happen to be in the area... we stopped in for a quick look... you really...More

Thank K B
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Reviewed August 21, 2014

Close to Sarteneja, this large reserves offers some nice trails. Not all of them can be done without a guide and the lagoon boat trip is rather expensive, but the self-guided walks and the butterfly station are nice.

2  Thank matrask
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

The reserve is situated just a few minutes drive (about 3 miles) from the edge of Sarteneja town on the main road leading back to Orange Walk. The grounds contain a variety of trails and a museum/information center as well as a butterfly breeding center....More

1  Thank Lane R
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Joel gave us a tour of the building and it was very interesting. He explained the challenges and successes of the Nature Reserve. This led us to the butterfly house and we caught a couple of good pics of the screen cage and every stage...More

2  Thank Spratdude
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Reviewed March 3, 2014

I went on an organised birdwatching tour. we spent the first hour walking around the car park because our guide was going off duty and was waiting for his replacement. Eventually we went on a tour through the jungle but saw no birds. we did...More

2  Thank sharon p
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