Weather & Insects - Cacique Cruiser

WEATHER & INSECTS


Weather

  • The weather in Guna Yala is hard to predict and changes quickly.  I can be sunny, cloudy, calm, windy, raining and/ or thunder storms all in one day.  We do not give refunds or discounts if the weather is not  to your liking. 
  • AT TIMES THE BOAT RIDES WILL BE WET AND BUMPY, sometimes very wet (this is part of the adventure). Make sure to protect all your valuable items such as phone, camera etc. There is not always a dock to help guests in and out of the boat. Guests must be in good enough physical condition to board the boats from the beach.
  • DECEMBER through APRIL are the months of the windy season. The ocean can be rough, boat rides can be wet, sometimes very wet. Please make sure to protect all your items. We recommend you purchase plastic bags for your luggage and zip-lock bags for your valuables (available in the supermarket in the morning of your departure). Bring a wind / rain jacket for the boat rides if you have one.
  • MAY through NOVEMBER are the months of the rainy season. Boat rides can be wet, sometimes very wet. Cabanas are made out of natural materials and may leak at times. Please make sure to protect all your items. We recommend you purchase plastic bags for your luggage and zip-lock bags for your valuables (available in the supermarket in the morning of your departure). Bring a rain jacket for the boat rides if you have one and a sweater for the evenings.

 

Insects

  • The beds in dorms don't have any mosquitos net because there are not many mosquitos on the island. Most of the bug bites that do occur  in the islands come from sand flies. When it is not windy occasionally sand flies can be present and annoying. The sand flies are not so dangerous but they do bite. Generally they bite feet and ankles when you are in the sand. We do our best to avoid islands where this is a problem, but San Blas is a very rugged and natural place so not everything can be avoided.  
  • The best thing guest can do to protect against bugs is to:
  • Wear long sleeves, pants and bug repellent when entering and exiting the main land port in San Blas.  The main land is where most of the mosquitos are. The ports where the boat trips start and finish are muddy, a bit dirty and near rivers.
  • Use bug repellent in the mornings and evenings.  
  • When it is not windy or breezy wear light long pants that are tight around the ankles in the evenings to avoid sand fly bites on your ankles.

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