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 staff speak a variety of English, Spanish, Dutch, Yucatec Maya, and Creole. On the 100-acre grounds there are additionally many flowers, including ardency flowers, bromeliads, heliconias, and orchids. Birding is good here as well, with more than 300 species sighted in the area.

Butterfly species at Green Hills

Blue Morpho

The blue morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five to eight inches.

Myscelia Cyaniris

The beautiful colors and patterns of this butterfly make it a popular species for butterfly gardens.

Heliconius Butterfly

Heliconius comprises a colorful & widespread genus of brush-footed butterflies known as the heliconians.

Home to over 30 species of butterflies.

Green Hills as a Birding Location

Overall we have recorded no less than 316 species on the 100 acres (40 hectares) that we manage. Our pride is the pair of Plumbeous Kites that has been nesting with us for the past 20 years.

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
@adriannamal
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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

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