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Belize Botanic Gardens
Ranked #8 of 39 things to do in San Ignacio
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Belize Botanic Gardens is a great place to spend from a few hours to the whole day! Come and take one of our guided tours through the gardens and discover some of the secrets within the plants and trees. Do you know what perfumes Chanel No5? or what tree can colour your clothes? come and find the answers. Visit our Orchid house with over 120 orchids species of Belize.
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed at Duplooys in part because of the Botanical Gardens, and my moms loves birding (we heard this was the place to be if you were a birder) and we were not disappointed. We went to the botanical gardens on a few occasions, and it was as if it got better each time. The amount of work that they have put in to create such an amazing establishment is just incredible. The trees, flowers, plants, etc. were amazing, and helped you really get a feel for the ecological culture of Belize.
We walked around and saw lizards, geckos, iguanas, etc. as well as many different kinds of birds including kingfishers, a rail, flycatchers, multiple kinds of woodpeckers, toucans, parakeets, robins, and so much more. It didn't matter whether we stopped to sit on a bench and just observe what was around us, or whether we were walking around, the nature came to life! My favorite part was the medicinal trail which told you what all kinds of plants and trees could be used for to treat illnesses. It was incredible how you could treat almost anything with these plants, trees and flowers.
I would highly recommend this to anyone (Staying at Duplooys or not) if you are at all interested in birds, flowers, plants or any aspect of nature. We even saw a kingfisher catch a fish and sit with it in its mouth for over 10 minutes!

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

The Botanical Gardens were amazing. We did it as a small afternoon trip without a guide. We did some hiking which was wonderful. We went up to a big wooden structor and the view was amazing. We walked through a bamboo arch. All in all it was PERFECT!!!!!!

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I chose duPlooy's lodge as they had the Botanical Gardens, and my wife is an avid gardener. I could not have made a better choice. The Botanical Gardens are administered by duPlooy's, in conjunction with the EU. The tour takes a little over an hour, and the beauty of this location is just breathtaking. We were fortunate enough to see a howler monkey in the gardens, a return after a 20 year absence, which had the entire staff excited. Our guide was knowledgeable, and friendly, and was enthusiastic about his role as a staff member in the gardens.

2  Thank Ronbwolf
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Our group visited the gardens and it was great! We loved seeing all the different types of trees and orchids. The guides were wonderful! We really enjoyed the overlooking the jungle and Macal River in the tree house too!

Thank cas1441
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The grounds are expansive and beautifully kept. There are several nice trails. You could easily spend all day here and never see everything.

Thank barefootchicke
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