We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Don't miss this opportunity” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch
Ranked #23 of 70 things to do in Cayo
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't miss this opportunity”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2010

We arrived in time for the last tour at 330 pm; the owner was feeding the hummingbirds at the time. I have never seen such a large number of incredibly diverse hummingbirds in one location...and we were there for the butterfies. It only got better: the owner took us on a tour of the butterfly facility where we saw a large number of the most beautiful creatures I have witnessed. She was very knowledgeable, warm and polite, and seemed genuinely interested in our visit. The tour took about an hour, was non-strenuous, and was a great opportunity to not only learn but to witness the diversity and beauty of the butterflies and hummingbirds of Belize. We enjoyed so much that we might return before we leave.

Helpful?
Thank cleoandtilley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

105 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    72
    29
    2
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melrose, Florida
1 review
“A plethora of friendly, inquisitive tropical butterflies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2010

This butterfly farm is truly a place to visit for butterfly enthusiasts or those interested in nature and a close up look at these spectacular insects. Numerous butterflies representing well over a dozen species inhabit a large screened aviary located in the rolling hills near Mountain Pine Reserve. These butterflies are not shy, and visitors have a chance to capture numerous close-up photographs. A tour guide provides information about the farm and the life cycles of the butterflies that call Belize home. Visitors get to see all life stages-eggs, larvae, pupae and hear about the care that is required to rear butterflies. The property is also filled with tropical flowering plants. A must see while traveling through the Cayo district.

Helpful?
Thank Entotraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Paul
1 review
“Butterfly and hummingbird paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2010

We visited in the morning and saw the butterflies come to life with the sunlight! It was beautiful and wonderful to learn about all the different types of butterflies and see them at different life stages. We also saw eight species of hummingbirds at the feeders. Everyone who worked there was very knowledgeable about both the butterflies and hummingbirds and it was great to see their enthusiasm and love for nature. A great place to enjoy some of the "little" splenders of Belize!

Helpful?
Thank Phacelia25
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Level Contributor
23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Up close with Blue Morpho butterflies”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2010

My friend and I visited Green Hills Butterfly Ranch on a tour that included the Barton Creek Cave, which is nearby.
We enjoyed seeing the wide variety of hummingbirds. The butterfly breeding area was the highlight though. You can see blue morphos, clear wing butterflies and many other species up close.
Tineke gave us a personal tour and is a fascinating person with a lot to say about butterflies, nature and Belize in general. It was a very enjoyable experience.

Helpful?
1 Thank Giselle74
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ukiah, CA
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Twilight is the time to go! Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2010

We had quite a day planned with lots of stops. Green Hills was last on our list. They stayed open late for us. It was the most amazing time as all of the butterflies were flying around at that time. Our kids loved letting the butterflies land all over them. Definitely worth the stop!

Helpful?
Thank Dolan4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Green Hills Butterfly Ranch also viewed

 

Been to Green Hills Butterfly Ranch? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing