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Old July 27th, 2004, 09:30 PM
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Default Belize and Bugs

I hate bugs....How bad are the bugs in the Belize rainforest on the way to cave tubing? Also, are there restrooms anywhere during the excursion? Thanks
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Old July 27th, 2004, 10:09 PM
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They didn't bother us when we did it but they are apparently a common problem so the use of Deet is probably a good idea. As for restrooms, there are facilities when you arrive at the place to pick up your equipment and you return to this stop just before leaving. In addition you will stop for lunch and they have facilities there as well.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 02:16 AM
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Thanks, I'm not sure I feel better about the bug situation, but at least now I know what to expect if we go on this excursion.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 10:15 AM
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The biting flies in Belize are a real problem. Try skin so soft from avon, a lady on our mangrove tour used it and it seemed to work well. On this tour, they actually have a fly swatter per seat on the boat. You would not believe how vigilent these flies were.
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Old July 28th, 2004, 04:02 PM
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It depends on what time of year you are there for the bugs. We went end of February and had none. They have a rainy season, that is when bugs are bad. We took bug spray, and had no problem. They have restrooms right were the buses park before you make the 45 min walk to start of river. When you get done with the tubing, you are a very short walk back to parking and restrooms.

Oh and be careful what you bring back, next morning husband was shaking his swim suit and a huge bug fell out. It was funky looking. Dont know when he picked up bug, we changed in restrooms after the tubing. Glad it was him and not me
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Old July 28th, 2004, 05:00 PM
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They didn"t bother us at all but we put on bug/ sun screen just in case.
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Old July 30th, 2004, 03:05 PM
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Default Re: Belize and Bugs

I was in Belize in May. It was extremely hot and very humid as well and yes, those biting flies or whatever they are were horrible! Make sure to take something!!!
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Old July 30th, 2004, 03:57 PM
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We were there two years ago in July. I used sun screen with bug replent and did fine. My friend did not and gotten eaten alive on his back. He was so uncomfortable he missed dinner that night on the ship.
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