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Mile 59 Western Hwy POBox 346 San Ignacio, Cayo, Unitedville, San Ignacio Belize See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

My 16 year old daughter & I spent 5 nights at Lower Dover in Aug. It was a great experience; Maddy was so helpful ,the property was lovely (especially the jungle,where we hiked with the dogs to the ruins which are being currently excavated),the food...More

Thank Cheri R
Response from madreynolds, Owner at Lower DoverResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Cheri for the 5 stars. Glad you set aside time to hike Lower Dover's jungle trails/see the on-site Maya ruins. Very cool that you mentioned Taxi Peter (a great alternative to renting a vehicle or taking the bus on busy weekends). Your suggestion to...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was my favorite place I've ever stayed at. The host, Maddy, goes above and beyond to ensure her guests are content, comfortable, and well fed (the food is INCREDIBLE!). Her land was peaceful and beautiful and we enjoyed lounging in the hammocks and going...More

Thank Julie B
Response from madreynolds, Owner at Lower DoverResponded 4 weeks ago

Love it that you mention the public bus in your review (cheap, safe, EZ). Even better that you rave about staying in the jungle- not in the city- for your holiday :) May the memory of Lower Dover's swimming hole & hammocks bring you peace...More

Reviewed February 4, 2018

We had the most amazing time staying at Lower Dover over New Years. Maddie is great and her food is delicious! While we were there we did a tour to ATM cave and to Tikal. ATM in particular is NOT TO BE MISSED! Maddie will...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018

Guaranteed you can stay at a resort in San Pedro, or you can come to Lower Dover and get a REAL experience from the ATM caves in Tikal, to hanging back and getting a homecooked meal every night for dinner and in the morning for...More

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Reviewed January 31, 2018

Our family of six stayed in two rooms for three nights and ate all of our breakfasts and dinners on site. Talk about an amazing experience, from the great hospitality and occasional torrential rains to the food, comfortable rooms and advice on worthy attractions and...More

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Response from madreynolds, Manager at Lower DoverResponded February 14, 2018

Ness family. Very generous and considerate of the guides & other guests. Lenny (ATM Cave tour guide) had on a big smile when he got your tip,,,AFTER you had checked out. Nice touch. Beyond special. Come back any time. Maddy

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Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed in western Belize. 100 acre conservation area with jungle, wildlife & on-site Maya Ruins yet minutes from the highway & popular bus stop. SWIM, HIKE, EXPLORE More RUINS, BIRD, HAMMOCKS, WIFI. Near ATM Cave, en-route to Tikal, 20 min by car to San Ignacio or Belmopan (40min by bus). Tours (ATM Cave $110usd) & DIY National Parks ($10) nearby. Rated #1 Hostel / Specialty Lodge by Hostelworld & TripAdvisor for last 2 years. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet. Less
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Breakfast included
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US$37 - US$84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge
Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio > Unitedville
Traveller (249)
Room & Suite (42)
Pool & Beach (11)
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Brenda R
November 4, 2017|
Response from madreynolds | Property representative |
The entrance road to the ATM Cave is in the village of Teakettle, about 15 mintues away from Lower Dover. Add another 15-20 minutes of dirt road and you arrive in the parking lot. The cave is another 20 minute hike from... More
February 12, 2017|
Response from madreynolds | Property representative |
Firstly, no entrance fee into Belize Taxi to BENQUE bus terminal (approx 4usd) Tell conductor you are going to Lower Dover in UNITEDVILLE and want to get dropped off at the Lower Dover highway sign next to the hardware... More
Kelsey C
June 1, 2016|
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Response from madreynolds | Property representative |
$110usd CASH paid directly to the tour guide. Lower Dover can help make the connection with the guide. Day 1: ATM Cave, Day 2: take a public bus to the Maya ruins of Xunantunich & Cahal Pech / see Iguana Project / eat... More
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"Get your own cabana if you can (assuming they aren't sold out!). "
Feb. 4, 2018
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"You want an authentic rain forest experience in the heart of Mayan country? You Got It!"
Jan. 31, 2018
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"Best location to go out to explore San Ignacio, Guatemali, Belize zoo,"
Oct. 8, 2017
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"Plan time to explore the grounds"
Feb. 25, 2017
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