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Belize Botanic Gardens

Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-3101
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A little difficult to get to, but worth the trip

We stayed in San Ignacio and this place is a bit of a drive out of town. No problem if you have a... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Milton W
Okanagan Valley, Canada
via mobile
wonderful and educational venue

A wonderful place to spend a few hours, looking and learning about the trees and plants. Highly... read more

Reviewed 24 January 2017
New York City, New York
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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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Big Eddy, Chial Road, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 824-3101
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 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...More

Thank Milton W
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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

Thank RaquelleA
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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...More

Thank douglasmurphy5
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 18 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!

1  Thank Jodienboys
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...More

2  Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 31 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.

Thank Blue_Sail_Fish
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Some friends and I stayed at du Plooy's for 3 nights and visited the Botanic Gardens several times/day including once with a birding guide. Different times of day offered different highlights and we loved exploring the hiking trails and bridges along the river, the medicine...More

Thank hopefulist
Reviewed 16 October 2016

If you're in Cayo, don't miss the Belize Botanic Gardens, on the grounds of duPlooy's Lodge. It was started by the late Ken duPlooy, who traveled across Belize and Central America collecting specimens for the gardens. His work started in the late 1980s, and today...More

1  Thank LanSluderBelize
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