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Lower Dover

  • Mile 59 George Price Highway (Western Highway), Road entrance @ Unitedville Hardware Store, San Ignacio, Belize

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

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.

General
*No curfew.

*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).
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Latest Review

" This place is great, loved my time there. I came with the intention of doing days trips but ended up just wandering the grounds and cooling off in the awesome swimming hole for three days. Perfect place to relax and watch the stars at night. Maddy is great too, really friendly and helpful. The breakfasts and dinners are incredible and worth every penny. It's in a small village before San Ignacio, like one shop and two places to eat, but the ATM caves and everything else are easily reachable "

- Anonymous
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Facilities

  • Free

    Towels Included Free WiFi Free Internet Access

  • General

    Security Lockers Common Room BBQ Breakfast Not Included Book Exchange Hot Showers Reading Light Parking Ceiling Fan

  • Services

    Internet Access Luggage Storage Tours/Travel Desk 24 Hour Security Housekeeping

  • Food & Drink

    Meals Available

  • Entertainment

    Pool Table

Policies

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Non Smoking Taxes Not Included

Things to Note

PAYMENT Pay lodging balance at check-in and BRING EXTRA CASH to pay tour guides who don't take credit cards! Lower Dover accepts Visa/MC but we also prefer to be paid in CASH (US Dollars or Belize Dollars)

REQUIRED TAXES ADDED: 9% BTB (Belize Tourist Board) tax is required on lodging services. 12.5% GST (General Sales Tax) is also required for services and food.

CANCELLATIONS: 48 hour email. notice. 'NO-SHOWS' are required to pay 100% of lodging reserved. Your credit card used for the deposit will be used for all unoccupied yet reserved accommodation. Worried about problems with delayed flights or bad weather?? Then buy travel insurance to avoid no-show problems.

NO AFTER DARK CHECK-IN allowed without advance notice. We run a tight ship at Lower Dover and take your safety seriously, even before you get here! Take a taxi instead of a night bus. Contact us as soon as possible regarding delays.

MEAL RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 24 hours in advance of your arrival. Healthy, homemade, family style dinner (13usd) is served at 6PM & breakfast (6usd) at 7:30AM. Arriving today? R.S.V.P. as soon as you make your reservation. Food restrictions? We accommodate your dietary desires when we know about them in advance.

EAT LOCAL FOR LUNCH & ON FRIDAYS Lower Dover offers free round trip transport to guests dining in our local village of Unitedville on Friday nights. Check in is at 2pm so eat lunch before you arrive.

Cancellation Policy

Deposit Only rates

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay


Non-refundable rates

Your booking is non-refundable. If you choose to cancel your booking, or in the case of a no-show, you will still be charged the full cost of your booking.

Awards

  • 2017 1st, Country Winners Belize
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