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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

#23 of 72 things to do in Cayo Features Animals
Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
+501 834-4017
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You have to time your arrival with the hatching of the butterflies. The population goes down... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
CoastGuardSteve
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Pasadena, Maryland
Pure Magic

It was a bit of an afterthought to be honest but we were VERY glad that we went. My youngest son... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Vin S
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Lake Hughes, California
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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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Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
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Reviewed 11 July 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).

Thank CoastGuardSteve
Reviewed 30 June 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
Reviewed 18 June 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 El M
Reviewed 18 March 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
Reviewed 16 February 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

Thank jazzie F
Reviewed 9 January 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
Reviewed 26 December 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
Reviewed 8 September 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
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have visited here many times and it is a great place for butterfly photos. You can NOT wear insect repellant in this area. It is definitely worth a stop.

1  Thank sandygreenberg
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The Butterfly Ranch is a wonderful place to spend time and relax. There are around 15 varieties of butterfly in the butterfly enclosure and the owner, Jan, is extremely knowledgeable and dedicated to his work. They go through five pounds of sugar everyday ensuring that...More

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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
28 July 2015|
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Response from tulix54 | Property representative |
It's a two hour drive by vehicle. We are not served by public transport
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