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Visit the Botanic Gardens

 45 Acres of Native & Exotic plants

At Belize Botanic Gardens, plants are what we’re all about. Our job is to inspire you to appreciate our leafy ftiends and to protect the floral bio-diversity of Belize. BBG exists as an information resource for the community, government, industry and science and as an education center. It is also a place of beauty for visitors to enjoy.

The Botanic Gardens are located in the Cayo district of western Belize, in a valley along the banks of the Macal River, surrounded by the foothills of the Maya Mountains.

BBG is open daily from 8am – 4pm.
The last guided tour begins at 2pm.


What’s the cost?

General Entrance Fee:   

  • Adults  US $7.50
  • Children  US $ 5.00 (7 -12)
  • Children 6 and under free
  • BBG Members are free


Guided Tour  (1.5 hours – Includes Entrance Fee)

  • Adults  US $15.00
  • Children  US $ 7.50 (7 -12)
  • Children 6 and under  free

See activities & tours for information on all the tours we offer and about activities happening at the Garden.


Food & Drink

  • Snacks & cold drinks are available at the Visitors’ Center.
  • We can provide lunch for 4 or more persons with advance notice.
  • You are welcome to bring your lunch and picnic anywhere in the gardens. There are picnic tables near the Visitors’ Center and tables inside.

There are clean restroom in the Main Office and Visitors’ Center.


How to get to BBG

From San Ignacio, head west on the Western (Benque) Highway for 6 miles. On the right-hand side look for signs for Belize Botanic Gardens and several hotels. On the left, set back on a hill, there is a big white house. Turn left at this junction and follow the signs for 4 miles.

Parking is provided next to the main office.

See map with driving directions from San Ignacio.


Local taxis from San Ignacio will bring you to the Gardens for Bz$40-50 (US $20-25) and will wait for an additional Bz$20 (2 hrs), while you visit. Negotiate a fixed price before you get in the taxi, as it could be subject to change if you don’t.

Shuttle Service

  • Daily Shuttle – 1:15pm departure from San Ignacio; returns 4pm.  US $15 per person.
  • Free Shuttle – If you arrive on your own you can have a free ride back to San Ignacio with our staff at 4 pm any day.

To reserve or have your in-country questions answered call:
671-3322 or 651-3321

or email: judy@belizebotanic,org


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