Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge

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

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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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Join the Belizing team on an exquisite Garifuna cultural experience in Hopkins Belize with Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge. On this experience, you will be immersed into ... morethe culture for a full day and learn about their history, music, and food. We took a day trip from San Ignacio to Hopkins. Come along and get an insight into this experience and how you can sign up.
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Belizing Adventures - Culinary Tour
Added Date:
Wednesday, 25 Apr, 2018
Author Name:
Luis Manzanero
Tours & Shuttles
$
220
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$
475
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Explore the best lagoon habitats in the vicinity of Hopkins, Commerce Bight, and Sittee River Spinning and/or flyfishing. On a remarkable day, you are sure to score big with the right ... morefishing gig and your expert indigenous guide. Drift through the plush mangrove forest the best nursery for spawning fishes that makes it so ideal and attractive to big fish like cobia, snappers, tarpons & snook. Cook your fresh catch with us at Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute. Drink some Belizean Beer/Rum and call it an awesome experience.
$
74
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$
295
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Come and explores Belize's glimmering turquoise waters with abundant aquatic wildlife as you join us on our Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour.... more

Southern Belize provides easy access to the magnificent Belize Barrier Reef, one of the largest and most impressive coral reefs in the world. Snorkeling in Belize is a unique experience due to the fact the Belize Barrier Reef is home to a plethora of tropical fishes and corals. On this snorkeling tour, your professional guide will bring you to amazing snorkeling spots where you will be able to witness a plethora of specimens from sustainable species of fish, your guide will provide you with all necessary snorkeling gear so you can explore the wonderful and amazing marine life that lives under the Belizean turquoise waters.
$
50
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$
90
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Explore the enchanting ecosphere of Freshwater Creek Lagoon - the Garifuna Way beginning at 7:30 AM!!! Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge sits along the Fresh Water Creek ... moreLagoon offering a remarkable experience that includes a kayaking lagoon exploration. Discover all of its marvels- the lagoon's history and its beauty! Grab a paddle and glide along the cool and calm waterways with your family while being guided by an indigenous tour guide. Explore the splendor of this ecologically important watershed and its breathtaking views of the Maya Mountains & the Caribbean Sea. Traverse through this ecosystem and have breathtaking views of the village and majestic birds from our watchtower, head through our mysterious mangrove cavern then spot our freshwater crocodiles as you enter the larger open lagoon. You're sure to enjoy this peaceful and picturesque environment.
$
60
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$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Engage in baking a traditional Garifuna pastry with our master indigenous baker over an open flame traditional fire heart. We start by picking all organic ingredients to make whatever ... moreyour sweet tooth craves. You have the option of baking an all organic Cassava pudding made from the finest cassava and all organic coconuts or the sweet potato pudding with only the finest sweet potatoes used. We add delectable flavors of fresh ginger, coconut milk, and other secret ingredients surely to entice your sweet tooth. It will also be accompanied by making our traditional cassava porridge, "the"Sahou"; which flavor and texture are exotic and delectable like none other. All that hard work will surely pay off as you enjoy that mouth-watering sweet treat and will have all bragging rights at your next family gathering after you prepare it for them.
$
50
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$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Engage in making a traditional Garifuna candy with our master indigenous baker over an open flame traditional fire heart. We start by picking all organic ingredients to make whatever ... moreyour sweet tooth craves. You have the option of using organic coconuts, cassava or sweet potatoes as your main ingredients. We add delectable flavors of fresh ginger, coconut milk, and other secret ingredients surely to entice your sweet tooth. All that hard work will surely pay off as you enjoy that mouth-watering sweet treat and will have all bragging rights with the kids after they taste your delectable creation.
$
102
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$
136
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Bird watching can be enjoyed all year round outside the heat of the day. Belize has well over 500 residential and migratory bird species with 80% being residential. Whether you are ... morean experienced ornithologist or a birding beginner, Belize is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Enjoy a leisurely 2-hour kayak cruise through Fresh Water Creek Lagoon and travel through a diverse ecosystem with 3 types of mangroves, red, white and black. Mangroves are an excellent habitat for crocodiles, turtles, fish, and year-round water birds, like The Great Blue Heron and White Heron, Egrets, Pelicans, Osprey, Hawks, Falcons, Frigate birds, ducks, and the pink Roseate Spoonbills. Native species are crabs, boa constrictors, iguanas and lizards. Highly recommended tour. So come out and enjoy a relaxing day bird watching on the water.
$
395
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
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.

Weather 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 7:30AM and returns at 2:00PM.

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
$
79
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$
199
25
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
Engage in a Mayan herbal walk with a Mayan healer with over 30 years experience treating some of the most horrible diseases naturally. Then sit and eat a traditional all organic Mayan ... moreBreakfast that's surely going to entice your taste buds. From there we head deep into the pristine sanctuary where you will have the option to river tube ,looking for monkeys,snakes and big cats, through the refreshing waters rolling down the mountains or hike straight to the waterfall. After exiting the tubes if chosen, we still take a short hike up to the waterfall ,where you will take a refreshing swim in one of cockscomb's natural pools. Then you will have an option of going through some nature's natural slides down the waterfall heading back or just hiking back. Immerse yourself in nature and culture in this amazing tour.
$
74
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$
99
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
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Come visit Kalipuna Island located at the north-end of Hopkins Village Belize where you get to be immersed in our rich Garifuna Culture, parts of which has been proclaimed an oral ... moreand intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO. The historic island is home to Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco Cultural & Fishing Institute where the Martinez Family welcomes you to learn and have fun all in an effort to serve to preserve a rich indigenous cultural heritage. Join us on our authentic Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Journey offering an enriching vacation experience to all our guests. This tour is ideal for families, honeymooners, couples, solo travelers, students and mixed groups as it is very interactive and hands on. As our Cultural Guests, you get the beautiful opportunity to:

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 Centers 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.

Walk with us through our herbal garden and cassava patch harvesting fresh food and herbs for our fresh, organic, healthy and deliciously made meal that is just awesome medicine to uplift your soul.

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 chowder/ broth flavored with fresh herbs & sea fish of the day with pounded plantains & well flavorful seasoned fried fish; or any other Garifuna Dish of choice based on dietary preference!

Culminate your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary experience 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.

Come enjoy a day full of learning, laughter and fun.. One worth sharing with the world!!!
$
100
/ Person
Departs From:
Placencia
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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 can also include an inner tube trip down a section of the pristine South Stann Creek River and a delicious packed lunch.
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