Belize Botanic Gardens can be found in Belize’s beautiful Cayo District. BBG is nestled in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, ten miles west of San Ignacio Town. When you Visit BBG, you will find many options for our visitors to enjoy. 45 acres of land, many hiking trails along with plenty of educational options can fill a day or more.
In addition to the gardens Cayo has a myriad of other attractions. There are Maya sites, caves, waterfalls, pristine rivers, and more to visit while you are here. Belize Botanic Gardens shares a history and partnership with adjacent duPlooys Jungle lodge. For your complete Belize Vacation, let duPlooy Travel help you plan your Belize Experience. If you choose to stay at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge, unlimited entrance to the gardens is included in your package rate.
When you visit BBG with a group, contact us to arrange a special tour. We can offer a Maya Traditional Workshop which includes a guided walk through the Medicine Trail and tamale making at duPlooy’s fogon. While your tamales are cooking, learn to make a craft from cohune palm leaves.
Let us know if you’d like to reserve one of our workshops. Ethnobotany, Composting, Organic Pesticides and Fertilizers and more, are available.
If you are interested in plant and bird ID, reserve a morning in the classroom learning to identify specific plants. After lunch go to the field to look for birds and the specific plants they eat.
If you’d rather, when you visit BBG, just walk around and enjoy. Or use our handy self-guide booklet or engage one of our knowledgeable guides. You can learn about the importance of Savannah habitat, or the rain forest trail, visit the native orchid house and more. Afterward enjoy a cool swim in the Macal River.
However you do it, visit BBG on your Belize Vacation.