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Green Hills Butterfly Ranch

For Sale!

The well established Green Hills Butterfly Ranch is for sale!

Located in the Cayo District in the foothills of the Maya Mountains. It currently focuses on tourism activities with many local Lodges bringing their guests by for a visit.

In the past Green Hills was a well respected producer of butterfly pupae for export to the USA and Europe. This business segment could very well be revived.

The property consists of a 50 acre (20 ha) piece of land with clear title. Much of the land is managed for benefit of the Butterfly Breeding

The property is particularly suited for nature based entrepreneurs, nature lovers and outdoor living enthusiasts.


Apart from the Butterfly display and breeding facilities, and the Hummingbird Garden, the property includes:

  • Three bedroom master residence
  • Carport
  • Storage buildings
  • Solar installation (22 panels - 12 kW/day) in separate concrete building
  • Picnic building (for use by guests) accommodates 40 people.
  • Staff housing (2 buildings).
  • Guest House

Part of the Green Hills Butterfly Ranch property is managed as a private protected area and is richt in wildlife. It is also extremely rich in birds and is an internationally recognized “hotspot” with no less than 315 species recorded for its 20 Ha/50 acre property.

Tourism is an important economic activity in the area. There are several eco-resorts in the area such as:

  • Mountain Equestrian Trails
  • Blancaneaux Lodge
  • Mariposa Jungle Lodge
  • Hidden Valley Inn
  • Gaia River Lodge
  • Mystic River Resort
  • Crystal Palace
  • Gumbolimbo Lodge
  • Moonracer Farm

Nearby protected areas are:

  • Mountain Pine Ridge Forest Reserve
  • Noj Kaax Meen Elijio Panti National Park
  • Barton Creek Cave

Interested parties should download the full brochure and check the Ceiba Real Estate Listing:


Ceiba Real Estate
161 George Price Highway
Santa Elena Town, Cayo, Belize, C.A.

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