Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to go?
February- April is the driest time of the year while July is the wettest month. High season runs from mid December to April. The rest of the year is less crowded, lodging is discounted and the tropical diversity is most evident during this time of year.
Can I drink the Water?
Towns have chlorinated water. Rain-water is used for drinking in many villages. If you are not sure ask. Bring a reusable water bottle. We do not charge for filling your water bottle at Sweet Songs. There is filtered water available in the office and at the bar.
Do I need shots?
None are required, but you might consider a gamma globulin shot for hepatitis A and B as they are a good idea anytime you travel as are boosters for tetanus. As for malaria pills, they can cause unpleasant side effects so many people choose to do without. We don’t take them ourselves.
How do I get here?
We can arrange road, air or boat transportation for you to or from anywhere in Belize. Local airlines: Tropic Air provides transportation to and from San Ignacio Airstrip (Maya Flats), just 3 miles from Sweet Songs and between all destinations within Belize, as well as Guatemala City, Flores, Guatemala and Cancun, Mexico. Sweet Songs includes transfer from the Belize International Airport in your package.
How much will it cost?
Belize is one of those countries where you can choose to spend a substantial amount of money or stick to a modest budget and still have a good time. Contact us for more information or to create a custom package.
Is there Air Conditioning?
Sweet Songs does not currently have AC. We do plan to add it in the future, so please check back! At certain times of year Belize can be quite hot and humid. Normally this is not an inconvenience for our guests simply because the overhead jungle canopy and cooling tropical rains keep our rooms quite comfortable, throughout most of the year, with just an overhead ceiling fan. You'll be lulled to sleep by a cacophony of tropical sounds or waking up to the calls of Chachalacas and the screeching sounds of Yellow-headed Parrots, underpinned by the cooing of White-tipped Doves, which are all a part of an authentic jungle lodge experience. If you would like an additional fan we would be happy to provide you with an upright fan, which will be put to good use during the dry-season, which normally runs from early April through May. Remember you can always cool off with a refreshing dip in the Macal River or enjoy a cold drink at the Treehouse Bar!
What to Bring?
Casual summer clothing is appropriate, but make sure that you bring along a hat to protect your head and include a sweater or jacket for cool weather at higher elevations or boat trips, light rain gear, close-toed shoes for hiking and exploring caves and long pants for horseback riding.
Eye Wear & Care:
Bright, sunny days require sunglasses, Polarized is best.
Tennis shoes, comfortable walking shoes, sandals. Bring hiking boots with good tread or tennis shoes and socks for jungle excursions and water shoes for wading in the rivers and the sea.
Sunscreen Lotions & Repellents:
It’s necessary to protect your skin from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Pack plenty of eco-friendly sunscreen, as bugs do live in the jungle, as well as in beach areas.
Just In Case:
Binoculars are invaluable to increase your enjoyment. Take a small flashlight or head lamp with rechargeable batteries, along with water bottle and a wet/dry bag to protect valuables while caving, canoeing, hiking and adventuring.
Photocopy important documents such as passport, driver's license, credit cards, prescription medication forms and, airline ticket. Bring an extra supply of prescription medications.