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Belize Botanic Gardens

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Address: Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
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+501 824-3101
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Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the...

Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the whole day! Come and take one of our guided tours through the gardens and discover some of the secrets within the plants and trees. Do you know what perfumes Chanel No5? or what tree can colour your clothes? come and find the answers. Visit our Orchid house with over 120 orchids species of Belize.

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What you see depends on the season

In February it is winter and many plants are dormant. Hence, few blooms even in the orchid house. But some nice walks. We did not engage a guide but I now think it would have been... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Mary Beth E
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In February it is winter and many plants are dormant. Hence, few blooms even in the orchid house. But some nice walks. We did not engage a guide but I now think it would have been helpful.

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Canandaigua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We very much enjoyed our outing to the Belize Botanic Gardens, which we combined with a walk around DuPlooy's Jungle Garden Lodge. Our main focus was bird watching rather than botany but we enjoyed both places. Staff were pleasant at both places, setting out fresh fruit at DuPlooys and showing us the roosting spot of the Northern Potoo bird at... More 

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Thank jazzie F
Okanagan Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in San Ignacio and this place is a bit of a drive out of town. No problem if you have a rented vehicle, but $40 bz each way for a taxi, plus a few more so he waits around for you makes this a little expensive.

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Thank Milton W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to spend a few hours, looking and learning about the trees and plants. Highly interesting, especially the medicinal trees. The written guidebook is excellent

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Botanic Gardens on Christmas day since it was open as well as the restaurant. Started off with a great lunch and the spent he next few hours roaming the premises. We did the guideless tour and just took our time. This tour came with a little booklet that described everything in some detail. Trails were well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved this adventure at the DuPlooys Lodge. The road is long and a bit bumpy, recommend 4 wheel drive, but it's worth the trip

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Kimberley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We did an awesome canoe trip down the Mecal River. We stopped at DuPlooy's Jungle Lodge beach, walked up to check out the botanic gardens, had lunch and carried on. It was a great day!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

An unpaved road from the highway takes you here. But tickets at the main office. The garden is fairly interesting, laid out into distinct areas- rainforest, savanna etc. Neatly kept grounds. You will also see a number of birds here. Small orchid house, but none flowering when we were there. Does not match up to Botanic gardens I have seen... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

In mid-december we were the only tourists there, and despite several hours of walking around, didn't see everything in the 45 acres.

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is also a great place for bird watching. There is a tower which you climb to get a great view of the mountains.

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