Fodor's Expert Review Green Hills Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections

Mountain Pine Ridge Zoo/Aquarium

The largest and the best of Belize's butterfly farms open to the public, Green Hills has about 30 native species in a huge flight area on display at any given time. Jan Meerman, who has published a book on Belize's butterflies and moths, runs the place with Dutch partner Tineke Boomsma and other staff, who speak a variety of English, Spanish, Dutch, Yucatec Maya, and Creole. On the 100-acre grounds there are also many flowers, including passion flowers, bromeliads, heliconias, and orchids. Birding is good here as well, with more than 300 speciies sighted in the area. Bring lunch and eat it in the Green Hills picnic area.

Zoo/Aquarium Farm/Ranch Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Family

Quick Facts

Mile 8, Mountain Pine Ridge Rd. (aka Chiquibul Rd., aka Georgeville Rd.)
El Progresso/7 Mile, Cayo  Belize

834-4017

www.green-hills.net

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Guided tour BZ$25

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