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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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Property Description

We are extremely close to the ATM Cave. BEAT THE CROWDS!! Book the tour directly with us and you will get there before the rush of tourists later.

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.

6pm -13usd per person - healthy homemade meal served family style
7:30am - 6usd per person - Belize breakfast (not included with accommodation)

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)

Check in time starts at 14:00
Check out time is 10:00

Payment upon arrival pre-discounted prices with cash,- add extra fee when using credit cards.This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival
Cancellation policy: 48 h before arrival.

Taxes not included - 9% accommodation tax

*No curfew.

*Reception times: 6 am to 7pm
Do not arrive at Lower Dover after dark without notice - It's a jungle out there!

*Bring earplugs & eye mask if you are a light sleeper. Lower Dover's sustainable farm animals & jungle birds make lots of noise

We have 7 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).
*Deadline for arrival dinner reservations is 9am of your check in date. Include food restrictions in your reservation email to

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Tue 19 Jun 2018 - Fri 22 Jun 2018 Change
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Room Summary

Tue 19th June 2018 - Fri 22nd June 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.9

  • Facilities 9.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    02 May 2018
    Located on a farm near the river, has everything you need and was a much needed break from the bare- bones hostels of Belize. Staff and family are amazing, will sell you homemade wines and are very helpful in exploring the area. Meals were generous and a great way to chat with the other residents. If you enjoy good food and good company in a great location, this is for you.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2018
    We had a great stay at Lower Dover! The rooms and the grounds were lovely, and it was fantastic being right in the jungle. We managed to see Toucans and a giant boa constrictor while we were there so it’s a great stop if you like wildlife. Maddy the owner was also lovely and extremely helpful. Would definitely recommend stopping here!
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Apr 2018
    This place is amazing. It’s in Unitedville which is about 6 miles from San Ignacio. Maddy will cook breakfast and dinner. The food is delicious and it’s a great way to meet other travelers. She helped me to arrange tours for each day and gave suggestions about other fun things to do in town. I learned more about the history of Belize and got to spend some quality time in nature. I was a solo traveler and it was a great spot to meet other people. The facilities were clean and safe.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    17 May 2018
    Maddy is everything you’d want in a host. She’s helpful, she’s hospitable, she really thinks of everything to make this hostel more than just your typical hostel. A great escape from the city and from the dirty party scene. The property is beautiful. It is a bit pricey, I recommend going for the DELICIOUS dinner/breakfast once and then eating in San Ignacio for the remainder of your stay it is easy/cheap to get to and from San Ignacio so don’t worry! You also beat the crowds at ATM cave!! BONUS!
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Meals Available
  • Pool Table


  • 2018

    1st, Country Winners Belize

  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Belize

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  • 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.

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