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#52364 - 04/08/02 08:18 PM Lodging
teacher Offline
I know this topic has been discussed, but haven't seen the answer(s) I'm looking for...so here...

1) Any news on LATEST situation with mosquitoes up north? (ie Journey's end?) All the old information sounds scary..and I don't want to be miserable--we are arriving the end of May. Thoughts?

2) Here are our final choices...help!
A) Xanadu (like the fact it is closer to town...looks nice, but not a lot about it out there...wish it had a restaurante/bar on location)
B) Journey's End--like the location, facilities, etc...but rooms look outdated and a little rustic...do you agree? I'm kind of spoiled...I admit!
C) Casa Caribe--some old posts really tear this place up...but everything so far seems inviting about it...except its isolation..which isn't neccesarily a problem for us! Does anyone know if we can walk to another resort...or is it REALLY isolated?


I'd love ANYONE'S opinions...I hate making decisions! We want a quiet, relaxing, nice place on a nice beach with nice accomodations..do not necessarily need a "suite" type of place.

Thanks!

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#52365 - 04/09/02 03:24 AM Re: Lodging
Flomac Offline
Not to alarm you, I came home with 2 healthy Bot flys in my head from a mosquito,
not a big deal, they were removed (after finding a Doc. that new what they were looking at)however who is to say the next mosie could be carring malaria? We have visited Balize for five years now and LOVE it! We also have taken malaria pills each time 2 Bot flys -No malaria - An ounce of prevention. Have a wonderful time!!

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#52366 - 04/09/02 01:58 PM Re: Lodging
teacher Offline
Okay--I'm almost scared to ask...What are "bot flies"--where did you pick them up? Mainland or AC? WHich property did you stay? Can you get those malaria pills from your regular doctor? Thanks so much for your helpful information!

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#52367 - 04/09/02 02:16 PM Re: Lodging
GAY AND DAVID Offline
OMG TEACHER, find the thread of bot flies with pix, do a search. it will scare you right back into the uterus, but, don't let it scare you out of a trip to belize.
gay

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#52368 - 04/09/02 02:28 PM Re: Lodging
Anonymous
HI Teacher.
I don't think I would be worrying about malaria on the island. My doctor told my husband (who is spending alot of time in Belize) that he would only recommend the malaria pills if he was going to be in the jungle, and for extended periods of time.
The mosquitos are a whole different story. They have usually been worse north of town, and I was there last May-June.
Just relax, and enjoy.... que sera sera.

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#52369 - 04/09/02 02:36 PM Re: Lodging
teacher Offline
Since you were there around the same time of year I am planning, do you remember a bad problem up on the north end with mosquitoes?

Thanks!

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#52370 - 04/09/02 06:11 PM Re: Lodging
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
Of the places you mention, I'd pick Xanadu -- nice condo units (though a little strange looking), nice new pool, good location.

Casa Caribe is no more. It became Avalon, which had big timeshare plans, but they've apparently fallen through and who knows what will happen up there.

Mosquitoes are rarely a problem anywhere as long as you're on or near the water and a breeze is blowing. Back away from the water on North Ambergris and also on the far south end of the island they can be pretty bad.

--Lan Sluder www.belizefirst.com
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#52371 - 04/09/02 07:46 PM Re: Lodging
SEAduced by Belize Offline
Hi,
I am formally from New Mexico. I have lived here in San Pedro almost nine years. I have never found the bugs to be a problem. Just be sure to bring your bug repellant along. We also take people on Tours to Lamanai. Same goes for the jungle a little bug spray goes a long way.

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#52372 - 04/09/02 07:58 PM Re: Lodging
teacher Offline
Thanks everyone for your help!

Think I will bring some bug spray along...good idea.

What tours does everyone recommend? We definitely want to do a "ruins" tour..but don't really know which one to do. Wouldn't mind combining it with a "jungle-type" tour, etc. Of course, the cave stuff looks cool too!

Again, thanks!

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#52373 - 04/10/02 05:07 AM Re: Lodging
Flomac Offline
We stayed one week in San Pedro and took a jungle tour, and a week in Placencia and where we also took jungle tours.
So who knows,if it was any big deal I would vacation someplace else. However that has never crossed my mind. You will have a wonderful time, take your spay and get your Doctors advice on malaria pills. RELAX and ENJOY!!

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