Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge

Type of Destination
Stann Creek
  • Garifuna Culture & Culinary Village Tour
  • Lagoon Kayaking
  • Private Cabins & Camping

About Location
Palemnto Grove & Fishing Lodge is owned and operated by a local Garifuna Family in Hopkins Village, Belize. They offer amazing and enriching cultural and fishing experiences including: Garifuna Culinary,  Drumming & Music Tours.
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On Tuesday, Derrick, Nico and I headed to Hopkins for our first Garifuna Culture Culinary Tour. We were ecstatic to learn more about the Garifuna culture, especially about the food. ... moreHere is an overview of our exquisite experience at Palmento’s Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge. Let's Go Belizing!
An exquisite insight into the Garifuna culture
Belizing Adventures - Culinary Tour
Author Name:
Luis Manzanero
Added Date:
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2018
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Southern Belize is home to a large number of bonefish, tarpon, and permit and makes an amazing fly fishing destination in the country.... more
Sometimes called the Belize Permit Alley, southern Belize is also known as a world-renowned permit territory. Whether you are an intermediate or advanced angler, our professional fishing guides will ensure that you have a one of a kind fishing experience in Belize.

Our fishing guides are all locals and very knowledgeable about the area and will even customize your fishing tour to fit your preference and style. Whether you prefer trolling along the outer Cayes or spin casting anywhere along the coast you will get to experience it all on our fishing tours.

Be prepared to develop a passion for chasing the Grand Slam: permit, bonefish, and tarpon. This fishing tour departs Palmento Grove Lodge at 7:30 AM and returns at 2:00 PM.

Departure from Palmento Grove docking area at 7:30

Arrival on the reef around 8:30

Fly Fishing in the beautiful turquoise waters to catch a grand slam 

Lunch at 12

Resume fishing at 1 PM

Departure at 2 PM
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The Cockscomb Mayan Adventure Tour The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1990 is world renowned for being the first jaguar reserve.... more

This "one of a kind" nature park was established as a result of jaguar studies conducted in the area by Alan Rabinowitz (aka “The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Protection”).

Besides being the home to Belize's largest cat, the sanctuary protects the headwaters of two major river systems and supports an abundance of hardwood vegetation and a diverse faunal assemblage.

Over 128,000 acres of the lush jungle is ringed by the spectacular Cockscomb Mountains.

Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to all five (5) of Belize's cats: Jaguar, Puma, Margay, Jaguarundi, and Ocelot. It is estimated that over 80 resident Jaguars are in the area. Belize's national animal, the endangered Baird's Tapir also inhabits the Basin and over 290 different species of birds have been recorded.

This tour is ideal for nature lovers and intrepid travelers.

Van departs from Palmento Grove Lodge at 8 AM 

Arrival 8:30

Mayan Herbal Walk

River Tubing

Hiking on the cockscomb trail

Refreshing waterfall shower


Departure from sanctuary 2 PM
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Our Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour: offers an enriching vacation experience. As our Cultural Guests, you get the beautiful opportunity to:... more

Dress in our Garifuna Traditional handmade & uniquely designed clothing that is best for the subtropical climate for the duration of your Garifuna Experience. 

Explore the rich legacy of the Garifuna People via our Cultural Display Centres furnished with historical art pieces some of which are over 100 years old. 

Get to uplift your spirit with the enchanting paintings of Isiah Nicholas as you explore our Spiritual Centre. We are blessed to house his largest art collection depicting a varying aspect of the Garifuna Cultural inclusive of the historical journey of our Garifuna People, our spirituality, music, and many of our indigenous art forms, all displayed in their rich & vibrant colors.

Learn about the many magical & beneficial properties of coconut trees & coconuts and the art of traditional coconut harvesting, husking, grating & milk extraction. 

Master the heat in our traditional kitchen preparing a Garifuna meal over an open fire-heart. Your great reward will be the labor of your culinary love - Delicious HUDUT which is our coconut base chuddar/ broth flavored with fresh herbs & sea fish of the day with pounded plantains & well flavourful seasoned fried fish; or any other Garifuna Dish of choice based on dietary preference!

Culminate your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Tour with sensational drum rolls learning the basic techniques of Garifuna drumming & Music & revitalizing your souls ultimately earning your delicious cultural dessert by way of participating in 45 minutes mesmerizing drum session.
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Stretching from the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains down to wetlands and then the Caribbean Coast of southeastern Belize, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the ... morecountry’s most beautiful, unspoiled areas.

Measuring more than 150 square miles (400 square km) in size, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary has no roads, automobile traffic, or residences, making it the perfect place to see Belize’s nature at its finest.

Located approximately 30 minutes from Placencia and 15 minutes from Hopkins Village, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including approximately 200 jaguars. The reserve is home to the world’s only dedicated scientific and conservation program to help preserve these rare animals in their natural habitat. Indeed, the IUCN and World Wildlife Fund have declared that the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is performing vital work in protecting jaguars as well as four other big cat species indigenous to Belize.

Other attractions in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary include colorful insects, hundreds of species of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. The diverse landscape includes verdant hills, lush wetlands, and thick rainforest, making it an excellent place to see and explore nature.

The tour includes a brief orientation upon arrival, followed by a scenic hike along a well-marked trail. Participants will get to see fragrant flowers, exotic plants, colorful birds, and several different animal species, including potentially black howler monkeys, tapirs, gibnuts, and peccaries.

This tour also includes a stop at one of the amazingly beautiful waterfalls inside the reserve as well as the chance to enjoy a refreshing swim or a fun slide down one of the natural waterslides created by the falls. The tour also includes an inner tube trip down a section of the pristine South Stann Creek River and a delicious packed lunch.
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