Visitor Information

Come and Visit Us!

Belize Botanic Gardens is located approximately 10 miles westward beyond San Ignacio Town on Chial Road in the Cayo District. The Gardens are open daily from 7a.m. to 4p.m. Guided tours are available from 7am-3pm daily. For more in-formation email us at info@belizebotanic.org or call (011)501-834-4800/ 501-824-3101.

Directions

From San Ignacio, take the Western Highway toward the Guatemalan border.

About 5 miles past San Ignacio you will see a sign for Clarissa Falls.  Stay on the Western Highway another half mile, then turn left on the Chial Road, a dirt road with a concrete bus stop at the corner.  Follow this road and the signs for about four miles to the very end.  Do not make any left or right turns.

 

From the Western border, take the Western Highway east towards San Ignacio and Belmopan.

Go through San Jose Succotz village, then continue about 2 miles.  Turn right on the Chial Road, which is a dirt road with a concrete bus stop on the corner.  Follow this road and the signs for about four miles to the very end.  Do not make any left or right turns.

From the Macal River

We are up-river from Chaa Creek.  Tie up your canoe at duPlooy’s beach and walk up the steps to the duPlooy’s/BBG Office.

Just getting here is an adventure!

Taxis, Shuttles and Buses

You can arrive by catching a taxi from San Ignacio Town for $25-35 US, depending on the driver. Set the fare before you go. If you feel adventurous to walk or hike for a couple hours in to BBG, local buses are available every half an hour from San Ignacio heading to the Guatemala Border. Ask the bus conductor to drop you off by Chial Road Junction before you start on your scenic walk.

Or call us to book a special Round-Trip Shuttle. The shuttle is $35 US ($70 BZ) per person (2 person minimum) and includes a Self-Guided Tour Booklet and Entrance. Ask for our Special Tours.

When you arrive in our parking area, come to the office at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge and our able staff will be there to help you set up your tour of the gardens.

Call or email us if you need help finding our location or if you would like to book a group or a special tour. Ask about activities for groups.

When are we open?

The gardens are open from 7am to 5pm. Our guided tours are available from 7:30am – 3:00pm. We are open every day of the year but we may not have a tour guide available on certain holidays. Call our office to confirm guides availability.