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Chaa Creek Natural History Museum

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Address: San Ignacio, Belize
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Lovely time

The medicine trail is really great and the tour guides are awesome. I stayed here for a study abroad trip and we went for a night-time hike, LOVED IT! Chaa creek is a happy place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
Zeima K
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Swampscott, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised--well worth climbing the path to reach this spot--terrific naturalist in residence explain the exhibit.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

a great place to learn about the environment you are in. It's a nice walk uphill from the Chaa Creek Lodge area.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited the museum and butterfly farm on the way back from Xunantunich ruins. The tour was very informative about the Maya lifestyle and also about loca flora and fauna. The butterfly farm was like a fairy dream. My 7 years old enjoyed as much as i did.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Being on a hotel property I wasn't sure how interesting this would be, but it was really well done. They put a lot of time & pride into it so it's a great way to spend a couple hours learning about Belize. The butterfly farm was really cool, they really care about them!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

what we saw was interesting and our guide was great, but definitely not worth the time and heat. This may be good for younger kids (elementary age).

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

The medicine trail is really great and the tour guides are awesome. I stayed here for a study abroad trip and we went for a night-time hike, LOVED IT! Chaa creek is a happy place with happy vibes.

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Thank Zeima K
Berkeley, California
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very knowledgeable and informative guides helped us understand the natural history of Central Belize. The blue morpho butterflys are dazzling.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Admirably complete and shows what you might see on the trail. Also conveys the history of the land. Right next to the butterfly farm and both can be done together. Recommend you do it in the beginning of your stay

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Montsoreau, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

You are just right in the Middle of them in their conservatory. The guide is so good in explanations. It is simply a so beautiful souvenir and so interesting to re discover more about them

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

We took a cab from San Ignacio to Chaa Creek to visit the Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm...and we loved it! For a low entree fee we had access to their great natural History Museum, with a helpful and very knowledgeable guide. We also had access to the Blue Morpho Butterfly farm. Again we had an amazing guide all to ourselves... More 

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