Health, safety and things to watch-out for!
We suggest you bear in mind the following
points throughout your stay with us:
Please wear footwear at all times
when walking around the lodge complex.
Hookworm can be contracted through the soles
of feet if walking on infected soil.
FIRE! On every cabin balcony you will
find a fire-extinguisher. Remember that we
are far from normal civilization and its
emergency services, please be especially
vigilant and remember to blow out all
candles in your room before leaving.
Water, which comes from a holding
tank behind the lodge, is precious. Any
leaks you may encounter should be reported
to the administration for immediate repair.
A multitude of rodent species live
within the forest. Many are attracted to the
smell of food. To avoid any unwanted
visitors store any food you may have in the
safety deposit box in your bungalow.
Botflies. Clothes should not be left
to dry outside overnight. The Botfly-
tornillo- moth, whose larvae are parasitic,
tend to lay their eggs on wet clothing and
the eggs hatch on contact with warm skin.
All clothing should be hung up inside your
room during the night.
Do not walk the trails alone, and do
not stray from the marked paths for it is
easy to get lost!
When on the trails we recommend that
you cover up fully (long-pants and
long-sleeves) use repellent and tuck pants
When walking, keep an eye on the
ground ahead of you for snakes and swarms of
army ants. If a snake is spotted, do not
approach it, inform your guide. The vast
majority of snakes are harmless though
species identification can be difficult, so
better safe than sorry! On no account must
snakes be molested. If confronted by a swarm
of ants, step gingerly across them, when on
the other side check shoes and socks
thoroughly before continuing.
Please do not intentionally pursue or
unduly disturb any animals you may spot on
the trails or in and around the lodge.
Remember that we are sharing this
environment with them and they demand as
much respect as we do. Plants and flowers
should also not be taken from their