FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How far is Table Rock from Belize City/International Airport?
Table Rock is located 70 miles west of Belize City and the International Airport. Drive time in a private vehicle is approximately two hours. (See "Getting Here".)
How far is Table Rock from San Ignacio Town?
Table Rock is located 5 miles south of San Ignacio on the Road to Caracol/Cristo Rey Road, which is a 15-20 minute drive on unpaved road. (See "Getting Here".)
Should I take anti-malarial medication for my trip to Belize?
Belize does still have the mosquito that carries Malaria, as well as Dengue Fever. While we are not physicians and cannot advise you on your personal medical care, we can tell you that in Cayo there are not great swarms of mosquitoes. While the “rainy season” is the time for the most mosquitoes, we have only known a few people who have contracted Malaria and Dengue Fever while living here. If you plan to travel to the coast or cayes, you should be aware that mosquito populations are higher there than in the Cayo District. Be sure to consult with your health professional for the best advice.
Should I change my U.S. Dollars to Belize Dollars?
Most businesses gladly accept U.S. Dollars without having to convert to Belizean currency. The set conversion rate is 2:1 (BZ$2 = US$1).
Is there an ATM/Cash Point near Table Rock?
There are three ATM machines on the main street in San Ignacio Town for your use.
Can I charge my electronics?
Belize uses 110V electrical, so if you are visiting from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, or Central America you will have no problem charging your cell phones, camera batteries, and laptop computers. If you are coming from Europe, be sure to pack your electrical adapters. All of our guest rooms are equipped with USB outlets ONLY for convenient charging of your small electronic devices. Standard 110V outlets are provided in the guest common area for the charging of larger items. Kindly note that due to the restrictions of our delicate solar-powered electrical system the use of hair dryers and other high-wattage electrical items is prohibited.
Do you have Wi-Fi service?
Yes. In most of our cabañas and in all the main common areas of the lodge Wi-Fi service is available free of charge for emails only. You must provide your own handheld device or laptop to access the Internet at Table Rock.
WiFi is available for emails and general web surfing only from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Please be aware that downloads, uploads, streaming, and VOIP services are not supported on our satellite internet system.
Can you accommodate special diets?
Yes. At Table Rock, we pride ourselves on catering to the special dietary needs, as well as the general food likes and dislikes, of our guests. We are known for our fabulous meals that are suitable for those who prefer vegetarian or vegan meals, and those who suffer from Celiac’s Disease, lactose intolerance, diabetes, and specific food allergies. Don’t like okra? Can’t stand shellfish? Email us to let us know and our chef is more than happy to adjust the menu specifically for you.
Is there a minimum age limit for children staying at the lodge?
No. While children aged 8 and up seem to have the most fun at Table Rock, we have had children as young as 2 years stay with us. While parental supervision is a must in our rugged environment, parents who are used to traveling with their children will enjoy the many critters and activities that are available for the whole family. Some tours are not appropriate for young children, so please inquire. Children under the age of 18 must have parental supervision at all times.
Are babysitting services available?
Yes. If arranged at least one day in advance, in-room babysitting services are available for US$5 per hour, per babysitter. Please note that some restrictions on the number of children per babysitter apply based on age and other factors. Please ask us for additional information and specific details.
What are the adventure tours like?
For a sneak peek at what you can expect for each of the guided excursions in the Cayo District, check out our Adventure Tours page.
What types of payment are accepted at Table Rock?
We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, U.S. or Belize Dollars, and travelers checks.
Can Table Rock provide transportation for us?
Yes. We are happyy to arrange for your private ground transfers to and from most locations in Belize. Click here for Transfer Rates.
How do we get to Table Rock?
There are a number of options for getting to the lodge, and the best choice is based on your personal budget and travel preferences. Please see our Getting Here page for a complete description of your travel options.
Do you have air conditioning?
No. Due to the restraints of creating our own power, air conditioning is not available at our lodge or most other jungle lodges in the Cayo District. However, most travelers find that with the combination of the cooler evenings in the Maya Mountain foothills and the use of our industrial ceiling fans, air conditioning is not a necessity.
Can I use my hairdryer/electric razor/curling iron/hot rollers?
No. Due to the restraints of generating our own power, such high electrical draw items as these (as well as coffee makers, mini fridges, microwaves, and toasters!) are not able to be used at Table Rock. We encourage our guests to enjoy the freedom of “going natural” while experiencing your stay with us.
Do you offer laundry service?
Yes. Laundry service is available daily for a small fee.
Do you have a full liquor bar?
Yes. Come enjoy one of our local rum specialties created specifically for Table Rock, a great local beer, or your favorite wine or spirit from abroad while overlooking the Macal River in our open air thatched bar.
Will my cell phone work?
Most likely. Cell phone coverage has increased greatly in our area over the last several years, and most phones are compatible with the two phone companies operating in Belize. While you may not get perfect reception at the lodge, you should be able to utilize your foreign phone in San Ignacio. Check with your local service provider before leaving home to see if you need a special plan while visiting Belize. There are also local cell phones available for rent at the BTL office at the International Airport and through Crystal Auto Rental.
What will the weather be like?
Depending on the time of year you come (and what day of the week it is), you can expect various types of weather. Click here to get an overview of the average temperatures and rainfall in Belize by month: http://belize-guide.info/weather/
Do I have time to stop at the Belize Zoo?
If you arrive in Belize City prior to 2:00 PM, or if you depart from Table Rock prior to 11:00 AM, you will have enough time for a stop at the Belize Zoo on your way to or from Belize City.
What time are meals served?
Coffee/Hot Tea Service: 6:30-9:30AM French pressed regionally grown organic coffee & hot teas are available at the bar daily and are included w/breakfast price. Breakfast: 6:30-9:30AM. Reservations required. Before 6:30AM—An early packed breakfast is available for guests going to Tikal or on other early excursions. This is available ONLY when ordered at least 24 hours in advance. Lunch: 11:00-2:00PM. Reservations required. Snacks: Always available. Dinner: 5:30-8:30PM. Reservations required. Desserts: Homemade in our kitchen and served all day.
Are there other restaurants nearby?
There are numerous restaurants in San Ignacio Town, which are great for experiencing the local tastes of Belize. Five miles from Table Rock, San Ignacio is easily accessible via taxi or your own rental vehicle. There are also two establishments that serve food on the weekends located in Cristo Rey Village which is two miles from the lodge.
What is provided with the camping option? Do I need to bring bedding?
We provide a grassy riverside camping space, flush toilet, cold water shower, and firewood (weather permitting). Campers need to bring their own tent, bedding, toiletries, and other camping gear. Please note that our camping area is located approximately 200 yards downhill from the main lodge area and is accessible by foot only.