The lodge is an informal place. Bring what you would wear in a sunny warm climate (casual wear, sun hat, sunglasses). In addition bring:
- At least two of the following: sandals, sneakers, shoes or hiking boots. Water shoes or closed-toe sport sandals like Tevas and Keens are great for Blue Creek Cave exploration.
- At least one lightweight long sleeve shirt.
- At least two lightweight long pants.
- Sunscreen and insect repellent (those containing DEET seem to work the best).
It can get cool at night so bring a warmer fleece or a sweatshirt, especially if you would like to take our Jungle Night Walk.
Yes, it rains often in the tropics even during the dry season (December through April) but usually not a lot and not much during the day. Bring a light waterproof jacket, if you would like.
Clothes as mentioned above should be enough. Headlights and safety jackets for wet cave exploration will be provided. A watertight bag may be helpful but not necessary. If you have a waterproof camera, bring it!
Yes, there are a lot of birds, butterflies, iguanas and howler monkeys that can be seen and heard around the lodge at any given time, which makes it a very special experience. There are snakes, scorpions and spiders in Belize, like for example in Florida, however, they usually stay away. Practice common sense and caution. Do not step in the pile of old leaves near trees and do not go barefoot into the bushes if you can’t see the ground.
You are welcome bring your own, but it will be provided if needed.
We filter all of our water at the lodge and it is safe to drink.
Yes. Families with small children often stay at the lodge and we have nanny service available.
Not at the lodge, but there are ATMs and two full service banks in Punta Gorda. We accept all major credit cards in addition to cash.
We are in a remote location and food shopping/dining options outside the lodge are extremely limited.
However, our restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks are available in between. Lunches are provided during tours. There are grocery stores, markets and restaurants in Punta Gorda, which is a 30-minute drive away.
We will happily accommodate most dietary requirement/preferences. Please discuss any special dietary needs with our front desk staff upon check-in. While we send this information ahead of time, it’s always good to clarify.
We offer private transfers for $55 each way.
We have a doctor on call who lives/works just 5 minutes away. There is a hospital in Punta Gorda.
No. Some people will rent a car but most will not. We provide transfers to and from the airport and transportation for our tours.
Electricity is 110V and no special adapters are needed for US travelers. You can easily charge cameras, phones, iPods, etc. in your cabana.
Please note that we are off the grid and run our electricity through batteries charged by solar panels and supplemented with generator power. Don’t be surprised by a momentary loss of power as we switch between the two. Appliances like hairdryers and curling irons drain a lot of power from our system, so please consider leaving them at home. Bringing your own flashlight or headlamp and extra batteries is helpful.
If you have an international data plan, there is cell service in the main dining area. We also have Digicell phones for rent at $5US per day. You can purchase 1GB of data for $10US which is valid for 7 days. Your phone can then be used as a hotspot if you wish to share.
Please note that we are at a remote location, and occasionally service is interrupted.
Our front desk phone number is 670.0557 from within Belize or 011.501.670.0557 from the US. We have a phone line dedicated for guest use.
The number is 669.0557 from within Belize or 011.501.669.0557 from the US. You are welcome to place or receive calls through this line. Phone cards are available in the office.
The best time for your friends and family toreach you is between 6pm – 8pm, when most guests are gathered in the Main Lodge for appetizers and dinner.
Tipping is not necessary as a service charge is already included with your bill however you are welcome to leave an additional tip at your discretion. Any gratuities should be left at Reception and will be distributed equally among the staff, unless otherwise instructed.