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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Great home base for checking out ATM and Mayan Ruins. The hostess and owner, Maddy was great. We were served meals that were wonderful, giving the experience a summer camp like feel. The rooms are cute and comfortable. If you like animals and especially dogs, its the perfect place to get your fill.

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San Francisco
Reviewed 20 May 2013

I took a trip with 3 other gals and we stayed 3 nights with Maddy, the owner and wonderful hostess. She prepared our meals, chatted with us about the area, shared her wealth of information regarding plant species and ruins and gave wonderful recommendations on tours. She went above and beyond in taking care of us. The property is clean...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 7 May 2013

If you have any inclination to check out the Belize jungle, the caves, or Mayan ruins on your trip, I really don't think you could have a better home base than Lower Dover. This place amazingly sits right on top of a Mayan city (now being excavated), is surrounded by water on three sides (you can swim in the Belize...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 15 April 2013

Lower Dover was a wonderful base camp for exploring the Cayo region. About halfway between Belmopan and San Ignacio, it was very easy to get to via public transit, and is set far enough back from the highway/ town that it feels like a real retreat. Madeline made us feel right at home, and was a vast wealth of information...

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Gloucester
Reviewed 9 April 2013

We stayed at Lower Dover for 3 nights on our honeymoon in the Rasta suite. The owner Madeleine is very accommodating and booked us on several tours with Pacz (who were also excellent ). Lower Dover is only a short 10 minute walk from the highway in Unitedville which was very convenient as we got the bus in from Belmopan,...

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Gladstone, Oregon
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Lower Dover was recommended by a friend as a great place to stay. For us, it was more than just great. We felt like family from our arrival to our departure. Madeline and Justin are excellent hosts, knowledgable of not only Lower Dover, but the surrounding area also. Our meals were excellent, made from fresh ingredients with a local flavor....

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Reviewed 3 April 2013

What a gem! My family of 6 stayed in the dormitory for two nights after arriving in Belize. What incredible people--Madeline was the most phenomenal hostess...and what incredible property. We were fortunate enough to get an amazing tour from Madeline--what knowledge of the history, medicinal plants, etc... She was helpful before, during and after our arrival with lots of information...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 27 March 2013

My friend and me really enjoyed this spot. Earlier reviews said it best, it really does feel like home, well then agian I am from Madison, WI and they have and they have a badger shrine in the pool table room. The ATM cave was probably one of the coolest things I have ever done. If you stay you really...

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Reviewed 20 March 2013

I stayed at Lower Dover with my sister and 2 friends. We were traveling on a budget and got everything we wanted at Lower Dover. "Maddy" one of the owners treats you like family and is readily available if you lack anything. She even let us borrow some of her own things so that we could go down to the...

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Reviewed 18 March 2013

My boyfriend and I spent our first week in Belize at this breathtaking place. It should be impossible to experience rustic jungle beauty and still feel pampered at the same time. But at Lower Dover, that's exactly however felt. The red cabana was very comfortable. The stars at night were brighter than anywhere I've ever been. Meals were family style,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

Address: Mile 59 Western Hwy | POBox 346 San Ignacio, Cayo, Unitedville, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio > Unitedville
Price Range: $20 - $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“all of the cabins are very nice”
 of 5 bubbles Heffyson, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You can book either private cabins or stay in the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles johnmP5695HL, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Can get cold at night!!”
 of 5 bubbles Bryan_Sharon, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The Rasta cabin has air, the others do not, but they have nice fans”
  • Rasta cabin with attached bathroom and air.
  • Red cabin bathroom.
  • Red cabin shower
 of 5 bubbles fitlife60, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in.”
  • Relaxing on the porch of the hostel cabin waiting for the toucan to fly by
  • View from the trail on the grounds tour with Maddy :)
  • Views from swimming in the river to cool off on a hot day :D
 of 5 bubbles 276jams, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
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