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Conditions next couple weeks #495619
09/11/14 03:37 PM
09/11/14 03:37 PM
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dave4456 Offline OP
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I may be coming through San Pedro in the next couple weeks with a group. I know the weather is variable - is it likely to be overcast much of the time?

I've heard mosquitoes/sand flies are worse after rains - how bad are they right now?

Given that it is the off season - how many of the businesses will be open?

Thank you.

Re: Conditions next couple weeks [Re: dave4456] #495634
09/12/14 05:59 AM
09/12/14 05:59 AM
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Diane Campbell Offline
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You are coming at a variable time indeed. It could be nice or it could be nasty. More likely to be nasty at this time of year than at others.
Mosquitoes hatched a couple of days ago and they are fierce at my house, but I am outside town and perhaps more affected due to foliage. Prior to this hatching, the entire year was almost bug-free.
There will still be activities on the island, but if you are one of the "perfect vacation" seekers you may end up grumpy.

If you have found a hotel for your group, the front desk should be well versed in the list of businesses that are open. I noticed that Mesa Cafe, El Foggon, Road-Kill and Fidos appeared open in town. North of town the Lazy Croc was open yesterday, and the new restaurant at Grande Caribe called "Rain" is also open for business. Pretty sure Portofino stays open all season as well.

Rains yesterday flooded the road just at the north side of the bridge (passable but not nice), but traveling about in town was not a problem at all.

Re: Conditions next couple weeks [Re: dave4456] #495653
09/12/14 12:55 PM
09/12/14 12:55 PM
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The restaurant and beach resort at Portofino never close, we are always open even in the low season and pick up and return outside dinner guests by boat free of charge. All that is required is to make reservations, so we can give the scheduled pick up time. As for mosquitos, we spray our property twice daily. Yesterday evening there were none at the outside bar.

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Re: Conditions next couple weeks [Re: dave4456] #495655
09/12/14 02:11 PM
09/12/14 02:11 PM
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elbert Offline
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Yes, we stopped seasonal closing a few years back. It's busy enough to stay open year round nowadays.

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Re: Conditions next couple weeks [Re: dave4456] #495656
09/12/14 02:39 PM
09/12/14 02:39 PM
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dave4456 Offline OP
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Thanks guys - Elbert do you think diving will be possible next week or does all the potential wind/rain and thunderstorm activity pretty much put a damper on that?

Re: Conditions next couple weeks [Re: dave4456] #495660
09/13/14 04:32 AM
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elbert Offline
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I wish I could predict the weather like that. Even the pros get it wrong. We rarely have weather that blocks diving for a week other than March. Occasionally we'll have a day or two that it's too windy. I would not plan a vacation based on a weather prediction...especially the little 4 day outlook the Belize Weather Bureau publishes.

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