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.

Situated in Central Belize, 53.9 miles west-southwest of Belize City, Lower Dover Field Station welcomes vacationers who want to stay in this area of Belize. In case you're wondering, 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 rating of 3 stars, when considering its features on-site, amenities, and more.

Look below for this location's in-room amenities.

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

If you have an important amenity in mind, contact the front desk to verify availability.

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 list below gives some other amenities:

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

However, because these details are always in flux, it's a good idea to call ahead of time to make sure the particular activities you have in mind are available. To see more info about the specific recreation and activities offered at Lower Dover Field Station, 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.

Also of importance when booking your stay are the local dining establishments you will be able to enjoy in the surrounding area. Guests here will discover at least one restaurant nearby. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.


You will notice many attractions near Lower Dover. One of the nearest examples is Heris Nature Park, an interesting nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is located near San Ignacio, a fascinating destination for vacationers to explore.

For more about what's near the property, 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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