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Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

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Farmington, MI
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Comfortable, clean rooms with showers and fans - AC seriously NOT necessary. Very hearty breakfast everyday: coffee, tea, fresh squeezed juice, eggs, meat, bread, jam and fresh fruits. Dinners are well worth the cost, hearty and copious, and are served in the common dining room - giving guests the opportunity to get to know each other. The... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights last week and had a blast! The cabanas are located in the jungle and you'll be able to see all kinds of wildlife during your stay (amazing). Justin, our host, took us and another couple on a little morning tour around the ruins on their property, explaining things as he went, which was really... More 

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Hale, Michigan, United States
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54 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Stayed at Lower Dover for 2 nights in one of the cabanas. Truly a unique experience. Not only do they have trails for hiking, but their own mayan ruins & rivers with waterfalls. We ate breakfast with them one morning & dinner with them both nights. The food was excellent, especially the barbequed chicken. Justin was very informative & helpful.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 11 September 2013

My friend and I had a lovely stay at Lower Dover in May 2013. Lower Dover is the perfect location if you are planning on visiting the ruins and ATM. It was so peaceful and beautiful at Lower Dover. Maddy and her family were such wonderful hosts. I enjoyed learning about the different plants on the property and visiting the... More 

Thank KT P
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I have just spent the last 3 nights with Madeline and her family at Lower Dover and I really am not kidding when I say that this is one special place. As a young girl travelling alone this was exactly what I needed. Madeline, or Aunty Maddy, picked me up from the bus station and drove me in to this... More 

1 Thank MeganAnley
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed at the Lower Dover for one night in August 2013. The lodge is run by a very friendly and energetic US-lady. We got served delicious and healthy food (mostly vegetables and fruits from the region). It was absolutely clean. It is also possible to play billiard and to have some drinks. It was such a special experience because... More 

Thank Zandermann
Panajachel, Guatemala
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2013

A stop-over at the Lower Dover is a must when you are in Belize. The property has a lot to offer and its proximity to the ATM cave is a definite plus. During our short stay we enjoyed many wonderful amenities: a clean and comfortable bunk house with an indoor bathroom, a delicious meal, free drinking water, the forest and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

My experience at Lower Dover was wonderful. Maddy is a amazing lady and she thought of every comfort you would require and supplied it simply and efficiently. I stayed in the dorms and they were well set up. I would recommend this to anyone travelling to San Ignacio and the ATM caves. Additionally, we were completely spoiled regarding food. For... More 

1 Thank EdmontonDonna
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Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

Lower Dover is an amazing place to stay! The property is great with plenty of things to do. There are fruit and vegetables growing everywhere, animals roaming around (you have to like dogs if you wanna stay there) and so much history. Maddy the owner is so much fun and by the end of our stay my friends and I... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

All the good things you're reading about Lower Dover are true! We stayed in the comfortable Red Cabana for two nights and wish we could have stayed longer. We were tired upon arrival, and the owner, Madeline, knew just what we needed: a relaxing swim in the lovely river just down from our cabana. After cooling off in the river,... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed in western Belize. 100 acre conservation area with jungle, wildlife & on-site Maya Ruins yet minutes from the highway & popular bus stop. SWIM, HIKE, EXPLORE RUINS, BIRD, HAMMOCKS, WIFI. Near ATM Cave, en-route to Tikal, 20 min by car to San Ignacio or Belmopan (40min by bus). Tours (ATM Cave $110usd) & DIY National Parks ($10) nearby. Rated #1 Hostel / Specialty Lodge by Hostelworld & TripAdvisor for last 2 years. Highly recommended by Lonely Planet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

Address: Mile 59 Western Hwy | POBox 346 San Ignacio, Cayo, Unitedville, San Ignacio, Belize
Region: Belize > Cayo > San Ignacio > Unitedville
Price Range: RM67 - RM281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“The Rasta cabin has air, the others do not, but they have nice fans”
  • Rasta cabin with attached bathroom and air.
  • Red cabin bathroom.
  • Red cabin shower
 of 5 bubbles fitlife60, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in.”
  • Relaxing on the porch of the hostel cabin waiting for the toucan to fly by
  • View from the trail on the grounds tour with Maddy :)
  • Views from swimming in the river to cool off on a hot day :D
 of 5 bubbles 276jams, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Free WiFi does not reach all units. Rasta has AC, Bunk has mosquito netting. Helps to be there before dark. Pay with cash if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles radwommman, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“Dorm was very comfortable for singles”
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“Remember your bug spray!”
 of 5 bubbles HeidiAnne101, 9 May 2016 | Read review
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