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Mile 59 Western Hwy POBox 346 San Ignacio, Cayo, Unitedville, San Ignacio Belize
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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, on Ruta Maya oute to Tikal, 20 min by car to San Ignacio or Belmopan (40min by bus). Tours (ATM Cave $110usd) & DIY National Parks ($5) nearby. ARRIVAL DINNER RESERVATION AUTO-RESERVED - email us with food restriction info or if you wish to cancell arrival dinner meal reservation no later than 6pm the night before arrival. 13usd + tax for arrival dinner will be auto-added to your invoice. No deposit for tours or meals needed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Lazy river
Game room
Car hire
24-hour security
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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M LeBlanc wrote a review Jan 2020
Moncton, Canada98 contributions13 helpful votes
Mady is an amazing Hostel Hostess. She takes care of you like you’ve known each other for decades. The rooms (we had private accommodations) are beautifully rustic with jungle charm. Her meals are fantastic and served at a table where you’re garanteed to make new friends. Thank you for the amazing experience!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from madreynolds, Manager at Lower Dover
Responded 16 Feb 2020
No sure who LittleDiddy2001 is so I hope TripAdvisor knows to send this reply back to you....Saying thanks for the review. Your posting goes a long way to support Lower Dover. Cheers Maddy
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Amanda D wrote a review Jan 2020
18 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed in Lower Dover for four nights and it was amazing! The property has lovely hiking trails and comfy bed and warm showers. Maddie is so sweet and the meals they will cook for you are delicious! They also helped us book our tours which was very helpful! I would definitely recommend staying here as a part of your journey.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Wendy P wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our four-night stay at Lower Dover, and feel we couldn't have picked a better place from which to experience inland Belize. Our cabin was clean, quaint, and in great condition. The meals were nutritious and filling, and gave us a chance to get to know other travelers, as well as the hostel's owner, Maddy. The hostel's setting in the midst of a small farm, jungle, ruins, and river was extremely pleasant. Maddy really made all the difference, with her relaxed, friendly attitude, her willingness to answer a multitude of questions beforehand, and her help in setting up local tours and drivers. We greatly enjoyed a trip to the ATM cave (the hostel's proximity allowed us to be one of the first groups in that morning) and to Tikal, both arranged by Maddy. After we left Lower Dover, we visited a very posh coastal resort, but Lower Dover is the place that most sticks in our mind, and the place we'd be most likely to visit again. Thanks, Maddy, for providing us with such a wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: December 2019
LoveTravel73019 wrote a review Dec 2019
Belize1 contribution
5 Star Restaurant Delicious Meals created from local ingredients by a guru passionate nutritionist. Strongest WiFi for research, work or education - encompassing entire property. Friendly, frugal, compassionate & well educated staff. Accommodations to meet even the most demanding globe trotters. Based on a 5 Star rating - I personally award them 100 stars.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Parrish B wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I have stayed at the Lower Dover hostel several times. I am an entomologist and this property has a wonderful diversity of insects and a nice stretch of forest with several different aquatic, forest, and meadow habitats. The variety of herps in this area always excites me and invites me back. The hostels are clean and charming, and the host is very knowledgeable about the area and very helpful and accommodating. The ruins on the property are amazing and thought-provoking to walk through. The hostel is in close proximity to many larger archaeological sites and other habitats.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge
BelizeCayoSan IgnacioUnitedville
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lower Dover
Which popular attractions are close to Lower Dover?
Nearby attractions include The Orange Gallery (1.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lower Dover?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Lower Dover?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Lower Dover?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lower Dover?
Conveniently located restaurants include Western Dairy, Trey's Barn & Grill, and Casa Sofia.
Is Lower Dover located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Unitedville.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Lower Dover?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Lower Dover?
Many travellers enjoy visiting El Pilar (14.8 km).