Lower Dover is where Indiana Jones would have stayed with his girlfriend, chums or kids! No other lodge is as close to the main road yet so wild and centrally located in western Belize. Our clean, safe, exotic jungle paradise is 1/2 mi /.8 km from the George Price (Western) Highway that connects Belize City with Guatemala. Located in Unitedville in the Cayo District, between Belmopan & San Ignacio, it’s a base camp for those traveling from the BZE international airport, the coast, cayes, or Tikal.
Despite it’s easy highway access, Lower Dover is secluded on 99 acres of old growth rainforest on the Belize River, on top of a newly discovered Maya ceremonial center (est. population 15,000 in 900AD).
Only in the area for 3 nights? Then guests are thrilled by the ATM Cave, Tikal, Cave Tubing or Zip-Lining all-inclusive tours. On a backpacker budget? Then self-explore Lower Dover’s medicine trails, swim in natural pools, relax in hammocks or go to Xunantunich, Cahal Pech, Inland Blue Hole, the Belize Zoo or hang out in nearby San Ignacio.
Travel Times & Budgets: Detailed instructions available
The below rates are for 1-way, morning, non-holiday bus travel with multi-connections & types (auto taxi, a water taxi, a Tuk-Tuk, or co-opertivo)
To or from Flores, Guatemala? approx 4 hrs, 30 min = $10 usd (does not include border fees)
To or from Caye Caulker? approx 4 hrs = $18 usd
To or from BZE International airport? 4 hours = $32 usd
++Bus travel is best Mon-Thurs. Public buses are FULL on Friday afternoons, Saturdays & Sundays so expect delays.
Private Taxi or Shuttle:
Belize City or BZE international airport to/from Lower Dover: approximately $55-60 usd per person (2+ people)
Lower Dover Polices & Conditions
Check in time starts at 10:00 to 19:00 .
Check out time is 13:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards.This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival
Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival.
Taxes not included - 9%
Breakfast not included.
*Reception times: 6 am to 5pm
Do not arrive at Lower Dover after Dark - The jungle road can be dangerous when you can't see where's you're stepping.
Arrival night reservations required.
*Bring earplugs & eye mask if you are a light sleeper. Lower Dover's sustainable farm animals & jungle birds make lots
*Dinner is served at 6 PM.
We have 6 large, lovable dogs as our welcome committee, effective 4-legged security guards & trail guides. If you are afraid of dogs then Lower Dover is not for you.
*No flip-flops are allowed on Lower Dover jungle trails
*Free filtered rain or bottled water for guests
*Notification of evening arrivals required.
*There are minimal lights around our jungle lodge and it's very dark at night. Bring a flashlight (torch).