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“Not Many Butterflies!!!”

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
Ranked #22 of 71 things to do in Cayo
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Owner description: 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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61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not Many Butterflies!!!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Choose this excursion from our cruise ship choices. It may have been the time of year but there were not very many butterflies in the sanctuary. The few that were there were very pretty and rare.

Visited January 2012
Thank debrabird
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tulix54, Manager at Green Hills Butterfly Ranch, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Debra, thanks for posting your review. But could it be that you posted it under the wrong butterfly house? We are 30 miles from Xunantunich, and we never get visited by organized cruise ship tours, there is simply no time to do the two together. Not surprisingly, we have no record of you or Dave's Ecotours visiting us that day
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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
“Wonderful Attraction for kids and adults”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Our family of 10 had a wonderful time at Green Hills. Guides and owner were very informative and friendly. Experiencing the butterflies was nothing short of magical. Our group ranged in age from 8 to 80 and all had a fabulous time.

Visited July 2012
Thank seth m
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Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just beautiful!”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is just a brief stop as it isn't very big, but it was so lovely. The staff show you the process of collecting the eggs through the butterflies' emergence from the chrysalis. My daughter was absolutely delighted when butterflies settled on her hands, shoulders, and even head! I enjoyed our stop here very much!

Visited November 2012
Thank Rebecca M
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San José, Peten, Guatemala
1 review
“Amazing !!!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Great place to stop on route after or before a tour in the pine ridge area!! Short very informative and relaxing tour. We were travelling with our 2 young daughters and they didn't want to leave the "flight area" that's what it is called by the staff and owners. There's so many hummingbirds to photograph right at the entrance of the butterfly house which makes it an even better place to visit.

Visited November 2012
Thank Eric B
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San Luis Obispo, California
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very beautiful”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

Stopped here on the way back from Rio On pools. Lovely exihbit of butterflie, just amazing to walk through the enclosure. The staff was very informative. Tons of humingbirds to watch also. Was a bit pricey I thought.

Visited April 2012
Thank sl0pack
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