Lower Dover Field Station

The slogan here is "Real Belize . . .the Right Way," and that is certainly what they have to offer. You'll be sleeping atop Maya ceremonial grounds and surrounded by 100 acres of Maya ruins, exotic wildlife, deep jungle, huge trees, fresh water streams, and waterfalls. You'll explore jungle trails and learn about medicinal plants as well as the history of the many people and cultures that have lived here. Awake to sounds of the rainforest, dine from their organic farm and be amazed when you explore the newly discovered on-site Maya ruins. Lower Dover is perfect for tourists who care about their carbon foot print but don't want to sacrifice comfort.

Located in Central Belize, 53.9 miles west-southwest of Belize City, Lower Dover Field Station is a great choice for tourists who are thinking about staying in this area of Belize. From this accommodation, the center of San Ignacio is nine and a half miles (15 and a half kilometers) to the west-southwest.


Lower Dover offers clean, comfortable, and luxurious rooms, all the while remaining eco-friendly. Air conditioning is even available. Guests on a budget may prefer to reserve one of the bunks in the dormitory.

The accommodations include Private Cabanas, each of which has verandas, fans, and screens. Queen, double, and single bed combinations are available. Full Service Cabanas have outside hot rainwater showers plus inside toilers and air conditioning. There are also Budget Cabanas that have outside rainwater showers and outside toilets.

If you stay in the Shared Hostel-Style Coed Dorm you'll find there are six single beds and six lockers with an inside toiler and a hot rainwater shower. Tent camping is also a possibility, with four people being able to stay in each tent.

This lodge has received a 3 star rating, for a number of reasons, including service, amenities, and overall quality.

Below, you can see this location's in-room amenities.

  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Double Bed
  • Terrace
  • Twin Bed
  • Single Bed
  • Queen Bed

If you want to confirm exactly what comes with your room, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

Guests receive free WiFi, billiards, unlimited potable water, binoculars for bird watching, access to jungle trails and natural pools. Big House’s walk-up hot rainwater shower is available for free to all guests. Guests are provided soap and towels.

Lower Dover offers a guided 90 minute tour of their 100 acre conservation area that’s only a five minute walk from your cabana as part of your stay, though donations are welcome. It is estimated that nearly 20,000 Maya people were living at Lower Dover in 900 A.D. Learn about Maya/British/Mennonite history, medicinal plants and huge trees, findings from archaeological digs and our sustainable farm that supplies organic wine and food to our guests.

The following list gives a preview of some other amenities on-site:

  • Sports Available
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

If you don't want any surprises upon arrival, don't hesitate to call with questions just in case availability varies. To see an in-depth article about the activities that Lower Dover Field Station has to offer, click here.


An optional breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. for $5(USD), though a later start time may be arranged. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and costs between $7 and 12.50(USD). Lunch is not served, but there are several food vendors in the local village, and on-site prearranged group meal plans can be made in advance. A refrigerator is available for guests to use, but there are no public cooking facilities.

The availability of nearby restaurants is a necessary consideration when selecting a place to stay in Belize. Those staying at Lower Dover Field Station will discover at least one restaurant close-by. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.


You will notice many interesting sites and attractions close to Lower Dover. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Heris Nature Park, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is located near San Ignacio, a particularly enjoyable destination for sightseers to experience the diversity of Belize.

For more info on what else is near Lower Dover Field Station, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Mile 59 Western Highway, Central Belize, Belize

Phone: (501) 834-4200

Secondary Phone: (501) 666-1756

Website: http://www.lowerdoverbelize.com/


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