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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

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Address: Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Belize
Phone Number:
+501 834-4017
08:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 12:00

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is the place to go to enjoy Belize butterflies...

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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check the hours - don't arrive late

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... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Milton W
Okanagan Valley, Canada

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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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44 reviews
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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 and gave us a quick tour of the butterfly house. The butterfly room was incredible... More 

Thank Milton W
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258 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 still raving about what we learned. Let me start out by saying that as we... More 

Thank jazzie F
Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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. I've never seen so many hummingbirds and various Butterfly species in one spot. I'd highly... More 

Thank DurkDurkn
Superior, Colorado
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107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
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 the owners who led us directly into the butterfly enclosure. Once inside, we were surrounded... More 

Thank Hipmofo
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77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 exotic. If it’s raining, the butterflies are smart and they go for cover just like... More 

Thank Ron D
Sonora, California
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113 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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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 the butterflies and hummingbirds are well nourished. It is estimated that they have upwards of... More 

Thank petewood81
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

I think I've gone to a butterfly house before but it must not have been a very good one because this one blew me away. You walk into the butterfly house and there's TONS of them flying around, you actually have to watch where you step because there's so many. You get to get up close to a bunch of... More 

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Rochester, New York
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We were told by our resort that the Butterfly Ranch was open to stop in guests until the last tour at 3:30. After walking in very high temperatures thinking that we would get a rest at the ranch and have a chance to buy water, we were rudely turned away by the woman who is one of the owners of... More 

Thank mercurygirl30
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155 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

I was driven the long drive from my hotel...$50, then had to pay $40, $20 USA for half an hour with the butterflies. So for what could have been a half hour trip the cost was $70 USA. But, the hummingbirds were great and I was able to spend time taking photos of them. I just can believe I had... More 

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