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.

Set in Central Belize, 53.9 miles west-southwest of Belize City, Lower Dover Field Station is a great choice for customers interested in staying in this part of Belize. If you're curious, 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 from Caribya! based upon ambience, style, public spaces and furnishings. You can learn more about our Caribya! star ratings, which are more conservative than the ratings awarded by Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

An overview of the guest room amenities available for visitors at Lower Dover Field Station is provided below.

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

Be sure to call ahead to request or confirm amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

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.

To see general amenities at the location, take a look at the following list:

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

If you want to know exactly what to expect upon arrival, it's always best to call with questions just in case availability varies. To find out more info about the kinds of activities that Lower Dover Field Station offers, 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 factor to consider when choosing accommodations in Belize. Vacationers who stay at Lower Dover Field Station will encounter at least one restaurant within reach of these accommodations. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.


You'll encounter plenty of attractions located near Lower Dover. One of the closest examples is Heris Nature Park, an interesting nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is located near San Ignacio, a beautiful destination for tourists to stop over.

For additional information about what else is in the vicinity of 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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