DORMITORY: Perfect for single backpackers, student groups or family holiday travelers. There's 3 double bunk beds (a total of 6 single beds) in a large shared coed room w/ table. Inside toilet, locks & lockers, hot rainwater (outside) shower, clean white linens, veranda, free drinking water, WiFi, ceiling & floor fans. The dorm is on a Maya ruin, surrounded by rain forest, waterfalls, trails & wildlife.
Unlike other jungle lodges, Lower Dover is accessible by bus! Enjoy our rain forest trails, learn about medicinal plants, explore ON-SITE Maya city (in 900 AD = est. pop 5K-10K), swim in streams surrounding the conservation area & dine from our sustainable farm. Public refrig, DIY & concierge tours, billiards, travel library.
Optional family style meals means we eat with our guests. We offer 1-2 hr tours of the Maya ruins & rain forest conservation area. We arrange tours (ATM Cave, Tikal, Cave Tube, Horseback, Canoe, Bird, Zipline) & low budget DIY adventures too.
The immediate neighborhood is deep rain forest JUNGLE! WE are the neighbors to the wildlife. Lower Dover's 100 acre lodge has creeks & a river as boundaries. There are unexcavated Maya ruins just outside your door. The closest human neighbor & village food is a 15 minute walk away. You will love the variety of local food offered in our village. Guatemalan, Belizean Creole, Thai & Italian families sell terrific food if you wish to opt out of family dining at Lower Dover.
Public bus travel is a bargain at $3usd 1-way to San Ignacio or Belmopan (45 min each way). Taxi is $20 one-way (20 min). BZE airport or Belize City water taxi door-to-door shuttle is approx $60usd per person. Expect overcrowded buses on Saturdays, express buses do not stop in Unitedville & take a taxi if you travel at night. Check out our blog for bus schedules & driving directions to/from Lower Dover & San Ignacio, Belmopan, Hopkins, Placencia, Belize City, BZE international airport, Tikal & Flores (Guatemala). The blog is a work in progress so if there's missing directions then email us.
Like us, tour operators like to get paid in CASH so bring extra. Also bring an extra pair of socks & closed toe shoes if you are going to the ATM Cave. There are 6 loving watch dogs so if you are strictly a cat person then don't stay here. Light sleeper? Bring earplugs & eye shades since our sustainable farm animals & jungle wildlife outside your door are early risers!
Closed toe shoes are required on Lower Dover jungle trails. No smoking in cabanas. Billiard play stops at midnight. Lower Dover meals require 24 hr advance notice reservations.