Summer in Belize

Whether or not to come to Belize in the Summer

Since weather is always an important subject – if it wasn’t, people wouldn’t talk about it so much – or maybe if we didn’t have weather, we wouldn’t have anything to talk about. Even though some people think that climate change is a myth, we find that our weather is very unpredictable. So, if you ask  us whether it will be raining when you visit several months from now ….

Lately we had a couple of unseasonably hot days where people spent more time canoeing and tubing in the river. Then we had some welcome out of season rain that kept everything looking lush and green. Last night I used a blanket – go figure.

So, if you’re thinking whether  or not Belize is right for you in the summer, here are some things to consider. Belize Weather in the summer,  at duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge Resort, under the jungle canopy with green under your feet and just steps away from the Macal River, you can count on the weather to be very pleasant with things generally comfortable at night without the need for AC.  When it’s hot, we just take our tubes and head for the river to float around or relax on the deck with a cool drink.

Tubing in the Macal River

Tubing on the Macal River

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Squirrels Welcome

It’s not often that squirrels are welcome on bird feeders, but at duPlooy’s there is room for everybody on our feeding tray.  You will often see the Yucatan Grey (shown here), a smaller Deppei and several birds vying for bits of papaya and watermelon.
Yucatan Grey Squi

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Getting Married at duPlooy’s

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Getting Married in Belize

Belize Wedding

Belize Wedding at duPlooy’s

Anna and Trevor waited for 3 years to find the time to have their wedding in Belize and we are happy that they chose duPlooy’s to bring their friends and family for a fun-filled vacation, visiting Maya sites,  tubing and canoeing on the Macal River, horseback riding around the property, visiting Barton Creek Cave and enjoying romantic strolls through Belize Botanic Gardens.

Planning Your Belize Wedding

Let us help you plan your Belize Wedding and take care of all the details so you can relax and enjoy this special day…

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Travel Learning

To book your Travel Learning group into La Casona  at duPlooy’s email

duPlooy Travel Learning has developed and tested several itineraries that you can use “as is” or we can help you plan a trip that suits your group’s needs.

Profile PhotosHave a look at these links and let us know when you want to come.

Hope to see you in Belize soon.

Judy duPlooy

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Belizean Students Visit duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge

ccetA  group of 35 students studying hospitality and tourism at the Cayo Center for Employment Training (CCET), visited duPlooy’s Jungle Lodge this morning.

Ms. Judy duPlooy took them on a tour of the property and introduced them to staff members who discussed different aspect of their jobs
with the group.

These students will soon be graduating and doing their “on the job” training before embarking on careers in tourism… and we wish them the very best.

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Kinkajous at duPlooy’s Deck


Are these guys cute, or what?

They visit our deck every night for a snack banana  When you are here, please remember that, as they are nocturnal animals with very sensitive eyes, you should turn the flash off on your camera.

And I know it’s fun to feed them, but we limit the food we give them so that they will not become dependent on us.

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Common Pauraque


Even though this bird is called the “common pauraque” it it not so common because it is the only bird in the genus nyctidromus. This nightjar is one of the Creatures you might see on a night walk at duPlooy’s  This bird sits in the road, flying up in front of you so close that you wonder why you didn’t step on it.

If you hear a whistled “weeow wheeooo” (who-r-you) you will know that the male pauraque is on a courtship flight, fluttering around a female with high hopes of building a nest together.



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Another nighttime sighting is the armadillo.
The are often found with their long noses in a hole, enjoying a dinner of grubs and bugs.

One morning one of duPlooy’s guests reported that someone had been lurking outside his room for several hours the previous night.  Now, it seemed strange that someone would just lurk outside for a long period of time so I asked the watchman to check during the night to see if the mysterious stranger re-appeared.

The next morning the watchman reported that a large armadillo had been noisily sucking up his dinner right behind the room so, when the next guests reported the intruder, I was able to reassure  them that no one was lurking outside their room.

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