Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

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

We are open every day from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, including weekends and holidays.

Phone numbers:

Belize: +501-832-8965

USA: +1-925-876-9977

Bring a snack to eat in our picnic area!

We also have clean restrooms and wifi!

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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 100-acre 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

Malachite

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:

Jonathan
Jonathan
@Jonathan B
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What an experience! Had the chance to visit Green Hills, which by the way is now under new management. I had an amazing tour of all they do and had a chance to interact and spend time with the staff. What a smart bunch of people and the butterflies and displays are simply awesome. Do yourself a favor, stop in there, you will not be disappointed!
Adrianna
Adrianna
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Spectacular! Jeronimo, our guide, is one of the most knowledgeable people I have met and he answered every question we had about the butterflies. You can really tell they care about the work that they do here. Everyone was hospitable and it was a lovely afternoon spent watching the butterflies and hummingbirds!! I highly recommend this place for anyone, especially those with kids!
Kandj
Kandj
@kandj93
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This attraction was not on our itinerary but our driver/guide recommended it as we were passing fairly close by. We were so pleased he did, and had a wonderful visit with expert information from Robin, the owner. We saw so many species and were shown the different stages of pupae to caterpillar development. The humming birds were also exquisite and easily photographable from vantage spots.
Dr Mucker
Dr Mucker
@DrMucker
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A very knowledgeable guide will take you around and show you each habitat and each of the butterflies, what they eat, how long they live. Once you have taken as long as you wish wandering through their garden your guide will show you the hatching system they use to keep their House full. Then there are the hummingbirds we counted eight or nine different hummingbirds that come to their feeders.

Opening Hours

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

Entrance Fee

Adults USD $20.00
Children USD $10.00