Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge

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Experience Belize! Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Tour
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The Languages you speak.
Creole, English, Garifuna
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Tours | Activities
Years of Experience
Years of experience.
9
About Provider
Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge in Hopkins Village, Belize offers an amazing and enriching cultural & fishing experience with memories to last a lifetime. Welcome to our unique Garifuna Haven, the first & only Cultural & Fishing Lodge authentically operated by an Indigenous Garinagu in Hopkins Village. Palmento Grove Eco Cultural Fishing Lodge welcomes you to submerge yourself in the unique primitive elegance of historical Hopkins Belize to enjoy all the wonderful Cultural, fishing adventure & Natural attractions.

Enjoy our primitive elegance, rustic and native exotic Cultural & Fishing Lodge while being hosted by our hospitable host. Come experience Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge in Hopkins Belize located on the beautiful Fresh Water Creek Lagoon that is rich in ambiance and historical value. Our Lodge is nestle in a quiet, peaceful, spacious and boastfully save property that is just a 5 minutes-walk off the coastline, minimum of ten - fifteen minutes from the nearest store, restaurant, bars and many attractions in Hopkins. The Public Bus Stop is just a 2 minutes-walk from where we are located.

Our Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour: offers an enriching vacation experience. As our Cultural Guests you get the beautiful opportunity to:

Dress in our Garifuna Traditional handmade & uniquely designed clothing that are 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 bless to house his largest art collection depicting varying aspect of the Garifuna Cultural inclusive of the historical journey of our Garifuna People, our spiritualty, music, and many of our indigenous art forms, all displayed in their rich & vibrant colours.

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 labour of your culinary love - Delicious HUDUT which is our coconut base chuddar/broth flavoured with fresh herbs & sea fish of the day with pounded plantains & well flavourfully 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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Stann Creek
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Learn and enjoy the culinary skills and history of both the Maya & Garifuna culture at an excellent and very reasonable cost.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy an unforgettable day walking through the steps of the Garifuna Ancestors. While also getting an opportunity to get acquainted with the waterways that once provided sustenance ... morefor them. All at a great discounted price. Travelers will begin with a guided kayak tour through the passage way of the ancestors, Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. Observing beautiful and pristine flora & fauna as you embark on a short traditional fishing expedition. Followed by your Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour, where you'll embark on a journey through our history and culture. It begins with a short history lesson with art, artifacts, and literature depicting our history. Then goes into traditional cooking sessions where you learn to cook the 'HUDUT''meal of our dignitaries. Then ends with drumming sessions with our professional instructor, allowing you to dance or catch the beat of our melodious Garifuna drums. A special surprise for your excellent job also awaits you at the end ;)
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy a combination of nature and culture at a low cost. Enjoy the refreshing waters of the waterfalls and river at Cockscomb Wildlife Sanctuary. Followed by a cultural adventure through ... morethe footsteps of the Garifuna ancestor. Surely unforgettable.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy an unforgettable day walking through the steps of the Garifuna Ancestors. While also getting an opportunity to get acquainted with the waterways that once... more
provided sustenance for them. All at a great discounted price. Travelers will begin with Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour @2:30 PM, where you'll embark on a journey through our history and culture. It begins with a short history lesson with art, artifacts, and literature depicting our history. Then goes into traditional cooking sessions where you learn to cook the 'HUDUT''meal of our dignitaries. Then ends with drumming sessions with our professional instructor, allowing you to dance or catch the beat of our melodious Garifuna drums. A special surprise for your excellent job also awaits you at the end ;). Followed by a relaxing cruise through the calm, otherworldly waters of the bio-luminescent Fresh Water Creek Lagoon 6:00 PM. Observe the beautiful scenery as the night seemingly leads you to another planet with fishes, crocodiles and stingrays darting pass in a glowing green hue as you touch the stars when your hands pass through the water. Surely to leave you with an unforgettable memory as you leave the docking area @9:00 PM.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Travelers will begin with Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure Tour @1:00 PM, where you'll embark on a journey through our history and culture. It begins with a short history ... morelesson with art, artifacts, and literature depicting our history. Then goes into traditional cooking sessions where you learn to cook the 'HUDUT''meal of our dignitaries. Followed by a Romantic cruise through the calm waters of Fresh Water Creek Lagoon 5:00 PM. Observe the most beautiful sunset you'll ever witness as the sun finds a blanket behind the majestic Maya mountains forming a mesmerizing hue of oranges, reds, and blues. While our professional drummers serenade you with melodious Garifuna music. Surely a moment you'll never forget.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Enjoy Belize's magnificent waterways to explore the turquoise waters of the largest living barrier in the world. Snorkeling through the refreshing waters witnessing an endless array ... moreof aquatic flora and fauna. Then go home to take a break before we head on an otherworldly adventure through the bioluminescent Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. Hold the stars in your hand as the water glitters of your skin, while aquatic fauna dart passes you with a green glow. All this at an amazing combo deal that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Xunantunich means the “Stone Maiden” in the Maya language. Since 1892, numerous people have claimed to have seen a ghost here, dressed completely in white with red glowing eyes. Ongoing ... moreexcavations have revealed that the Xunantunich Mayan ruins in Belize probably played an important role in the political power struggle of the Classical period. It seems likely that it joined in an alliance with Caracol & Calakmul in Mexico to bring down Tikal in Guatemala. Xunantunich stands on a flattened hilltop, overlooking the Mopan River in Belize. There are 5 plazas on site, which were once part of this Maya civic ceremonial center. However they are completely overshadowed by the towering El Castillo or The Castle – it’s what makes the Xunantunich Mayan ruins in San Ignacio one of the top destinations in Belize.
Departs From:
Hopkins
Maya King Waterfalls Just under an hour outside of Hopkins Village, we’ll arrive at Mayan King. We’ll have choices to enjoy seven 7 zip Lines and a couple bridges, enjoying ... morethe views from as high as 400 feet into the treetops. The longest line is 1300 feet. The lines crisscross over the river and valley below. This tour is easy for all ages. Children are welcome but may need to go tandem with another rider or guide.
Then we’ll take a short hike down to the river. We’ll have the option of riding the river for about 45 minutes through mostly calm waters, with a few quick rapids along the way. For safety, life jackets and helmets are provided. We’ll also have guides to help navigate the waters. Finally, we take a short drive to the waterfall – enjoy the pristine beauty and tranquil atmosphere of the natural waterfall.
Departs From:
Hopkins
At St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park (SHBHNP) there are unique geological features that can be found within 575 acres of forest rich with wildlife. The main attractions in this ... morepark, namely the St. Herman’s Cave and the Blue Hole, are connected by an underground stream. Visitors can walk 200 yards into the cave entrance unguided or can hire a guide to traverse the cave completely, seeing beautiful speleothems and Mayan artifacts. After a guided tour through St. Herman’s Cave, you can float peacefully back to the entrance of the cave on an inner tube.
Departs From:
Hopkins
The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1990 is world renowned for being the first jaguar reserve. Besides being the home to Belize's largest cat, the sanctuary protects ... morethe 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.
Get a chance to be up close and personal with the majestic jaguar.
Departs From:
Hopkins
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