Belize Botanic Gardens are located in Belize’s beautiful Cayo District. The gardens are nestled in the foothills of the Maya Mountains, ten miles west of San Ignacio near Belize’s border with Guatemala. The gardens have many differnt options for our visitors to enjoy. Our grounds cove 45 acres of land, and we have many hiking trails along with plenty of educational options for you to take advantage of during your visit.
Many visitors have come to our gardens from around the world to get a look at the biodiversity and aesthetic pleasure of our gardens. In addition to the gardens Cayo has many wonders and attractions to take advantage of. There are Maya sites, caves, waterfalls, pristine rivers, and more to visit while you are here. The Belize Botanic Gardens shares a history and a partnership with the 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, adjacent to BBG, unlimited entrance is included in your package rate.
If you are visiting the gardens with a group, contact us and arrange a special tour. We can offer a Maya Traditional Workshop which includes a guided walk through the Medicine Trail, tamale making at duPlooy’s fogon and while your tamales are cooking, learning to make a craft from cohune palm leaves, these options along with others are available to be discussed.
If you are interested in plant and bird ID, reserve a morning in the classroom learning and then go out into the field and try your hand at finding all that the gardens has to offer including more than 300 bird species.
If you’d rather just walk around and learn about the importance of Savannah habitat, or the rain forest trail, visit the native orchid house or just wander around and cool off in the Macal River. Belize Botanical Gardens has something you will enjoy.
However you do it, make Belize Botanic Gardens a stop on your Belize Vacation.