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 welcomes visitors who are thinking about basing their vacation in this area of Belize. It's 9.7 miles east-northeast of the center of San Ignacio.


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 been awarded a rating of 3 stars, for its overall quality, style, and more.

A listing 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

If you have an important amenity in mind, you can contact the lodge by phone to verify it's available in the room you are reserving.

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 this lodging's general amenities, check the list below:

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

If you have your heart set on a particular activity, it's best to check with the front desk since the specifics tend to change. To read our in-depth discussion about the kinds of activities and recreation opportunities 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.

Another importance matter to consider when deciding where to book your stay are the local mealtime options you'll be able to find in the vicinity. Travelers looking for somewhere to eat will encounter at least one restaurant within reach of these accommodations. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.


Guests will encounter lots of interesting sites and attractions near Lower Dover. One of the attractions include Heris Nature Park, a nature sanctuary/wildlife reserve.

The lodge is located near San Ignacio, a nice spot for sightseers to learn about and explore Belize.

To see the full article about what's located 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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