Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is Belize’s number one showcase for the natural wonders of Belize.

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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is Belize's largest.

Green Hills Butterfly Ranch in western Belize has about 30 native species in a large flight area. The friendly staff speak a variety of English, Spanish and Creole and will be happy to show you around. Apart from our butterflies, our 250-acre (101 hectare) property is also home to a rich biodiversity of Flora and Fauna such as ardency flowers, bromeliads, heliconias, orchids, hummingbirds, agoutis, margays, jaguars and gibnuts. Birder’s also enjoy our pristine rainforest which is home to about 300 species of birds.

Butterfly species at Green Hills

Blue Morpho

Morpho helenor peleides
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Satyrinae

Mexican Bluewing

Myscelia ethusa
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Biblidinae


Siproeta stelenes
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae

Home to over 30 species of butterflies.

Green Hills as a Birding Location

Overall we have recorded no less than 316 species on our 250 acres (101 hectares) of Broadleaf Tropical Rainforest.. Our pride is the pair of Plumbeous Kites (Ictinia plumbea) that has been nesting with us for the past 20 years.

Due to our extensive conservation practices we are finding increasing amounts of animals in our motion activated cameras. Including Jaguars, Mountain Lions, Ocelots, Margays, Tayras, Anteaters, Coatimundis, Armadillos, Gibnuts, Agoutis and many more!

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What our visitors are saying:

Sami P
Sami P
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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch was an enchanting place! We arrived in the early afternoon, just after a downpour. I recommend going when it hasn’t just rained because the rain forces the butterflies to seek shelter under leaves and go to sleep, so they aren’t as active. Still, it was such a cool place. Ervin spent over an hour with us explaining every step of the butterfly life cycle, the farm as whole, and even letting my kids help hang chrysalis. He was patient at answering questions and listening to the never-ending stories and facts my kids wanted to tell him. We started in the butterflies, then moved into the different caterpillar houses. We ended learning all about the beautiful hummingbirds which never stopped buzzing around us. The staff were friendly and so accommodating. My kids didn’t want to go in the first place, then they didn’t want to leave. A truly magical place!
Vicky M
Vicky M
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This was such a beautiful place to visit. I highly recommend it. The staff was wonderful. Rachel gave us a wonderful tour of everything. She was very knowledgeable and sweet. I definitely would go back for another visit. I'm going to recommend this to others. Thanks again!
 Melva G
Melva G
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We had a very knowledgeable tour guide, Weslyn that was able to give us a very informational tour. She was nice, patient and very good with our children. The tour was exceptional in that we were allowed so much time to process all the wonders of each area and Weslyn answered each question we had. The place is packed with many butterfly species and grounds are clean & beautiful. Definitely looking forward to visit again!
Sharon W
Sharon W
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Informative, fascinating tour of the largest butterfly site in Belize. They ship live chrysalises all over! Our guide was very knowledgeable about the stages of metamorphosis, and pointed out tiny but significant details that show that a larva or pupa was ready to change into the next step. Beautiful grounds covered with flowers that invite both butterflies and hummingbirds. Inside the butterfly house, there are 13 varieties that are being cultivated. There was even a small pond with locally grown fish. When one of our party mentioned planting a local garden to attract butterflies and hummingbirds, our guide began handing him starts of various plants to take home. Definitely a place to soak in nature and enjoy the beauties of butterflies and hummingbirds!

Opening Hours

Mon - Sun: 9am - 4pm
Open on National Holidays

Entrance Fee

Adults USD $20.00
Children USD $10.00