BFREE now offers opportunities for people of all ages to experience the rich culture and natural world of Belize through focused eco-tours. You are invited to visit the BFREE Biological Research Station and privately protected area for an opportunity to discover, explore and relax. With 1,153 acres of privately protected land in the heart of the rainforest, opportunities are endless. 

Let us help you bring your family or community together! BFREE eco-tours are perfect for:

  • •Biking, hiking or walking clubs
  • •Birding clubs
  • •Family reunions
  • •Affinity groups of all kinds 


To inquire about availability and to make a reservation, please send an email with details on your group or family, size of the group, interests during your visit and desired dates and number of cabins to:


Minimum stay of two nights is required for all eco-tourists at the BFREE Biological Research Station.  Rates are available for private cabins as well as for camping. Discounts are available for groups reserving more than one cabin at a time and for local Belizeans. 


2019 Yoga Retreats!

BFREE has teamed up with Liz Getman, founder of Cacaoga, Being Well with Cristane Machado, and Brandi Sadler, founder of Wildflowers Yoga to offer three week-long eco-adventure retreats in 2019. Each retreat is full of yoga, meditation and exploration deep in the rainforest of Belize. Enjoy 6 Nights/7 Days of guided yoga, daily activities from the rainforest to the Caribbean coast and as much rejuvenating R&R or adventure you desire.

Dates: February 16 – 22, 2019
Yoga Guide: Cacaoga with Liz Getman
Event Details: Facebook Event
Dates: April 13 – 19, 2019
Yoga Guide: Being Well with Cristiane Machado
Event Details: Facebook Event
Dates: April 28 – May 3, 2019
Yoga Guide: Wildflowers Yoga with Brandi Sadler
Event Details: Coming Soon

For questions or more information about the 2019 Yoga Retreats at BFREE, send an email to along with your preferred dates. 

2019 Hicatee Health Assessments!

Join BFREE and specialists for 2019 Health Assessments of the critically endangered Hicatee Turtle, Dermatemys mawii. The Health Assessment will be held at the Hicatee Conservation & Research Center (HCRC) located at the BFREE Biological Field Station in southern Belize. Since the HCRC began holding Hicatee in 2014, we have implemented nearly a dozen two and three-day health assessment events, in which the entire population of captive turtles are removed from ponds and holding tanks for full health evaluations. This activity has been led by world-class wildlife veterinarians and biologists with support by zookeepers, specialists, and students from Belize and the US.

During the bi-annual health assessment, participants will assist with all aspects of the health check including collection from the breeding ponds, ultrasounds to determine reproductive status, measuring and marking turtles, and data collection. Learn how a large, off-the-grid, breeding facility is managed; including diet propagation, use of solar water pumps, and much, much more.

Dates: February 28 – March 4, 2019
Event: 2019 Spring Hicatee Health Assessment
Event Details: All turtle enthusiasts interested in a hands-on, professional-development opportunity in the rainfroest of Belize are encouraged to participate. Contact BFREE Program Coordinator, Tyler Sanville by email here: for more info.
Dates: Fall Dates TBD
Event: 2019 Fall Hicatee Health Assessment
Event Details: Coming Soon