Green Hills Butterfly Farm

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Green Hills Butterfly Farm is the largest live butterfly display in Belize, and here you will witness the beauty of over 30 species living in their natural habitat. Along with the butterflies, you may enjoy a large variety of plant and bird species as well.

Entry into the Butterfly House, access to the Botanical Collection, and a guided tour are included in the farm's entrance fee.

Location

Green Hills Butterfly Farm is located 3.5 miles east-northeast of San Antonio, a hamlet in Cayo District; it is eight miles (12 and a half kilometers) to the east-southeast of San Ignacio.

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most delightful possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is chowing down on a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Green Hills Butterfly Farm. Calico Jack's, which offers Belizean food, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. The dining establishment is a small ways off, but far-removed enough that you might want to make plans for having a viable mode of transport to visit there. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge and Gumbolimbo Village Restaurant are some of the additional dining options close-by. At Gumbolimbo Village Restaurant you and your companions should try a bite of International cuisine and enjoy the local foods and culture of Belize.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors who have interest in viewing two botanical gardens, make the trip to Belize Botanic Gardens, located within driving distance. You'll find other attractions in the area, including San Antonio Waterfall, which is within traveling range in Central Belize. You might also want to think about making the trip to Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum, which is another attraction not far away.

If you can't wait to see as many of Belize's attractions as possible, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

Attractions Near Green Hills Butterfly Farm
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
San Antonio Waterfall GeoFeature 2.9 mi. (9.4 km) W 5.8 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio
Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum Other Attraction 3.4 mi. (10.0 km) WSW 6.2 mi. Southeast of San Ignacio
Actun Tunichil Muknal GeoFeature 5.7 mi. (19.3 km) E 12.0 mi. South West of Belmopan
Green Iguana Conservation Project Other Attraction 7.4 mi. (1.1 km) NW San Ignacio

More Information

Hours

The Green Hills Butterfly Farm is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Their last tour of the day begins at 3:30 p.m.

Cost

The cost of entry to the butterfly farm is $10(USD) for adults and $5(USD) for children under the age of 10.

Location: Mile 8, Pine Ridge Road, Central Belize, Belize

Phone

(501) 834-4017

Website

http://biological-diversity.info/greenhills.htm

Email

meerman@biological-diversity.info

 

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