Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute

Account Type
Company
Tagline
Belize Adventure with a natively younique exotic Garifuna Experience
Languages
Languages spoken by staff
Creole, English, Garifuna
Service Types
Tours | Activities
Shuttles
Accommodation
Vacation Packages
Cruise Excursions
Years of Experience
Years of experience.
11
Tour Guide License
07-332
Tour Operator License
05-105
Status of Listing:
Published
About Provider
Located on the north side of Hopkins Village in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural and Fishing Institute consists of both a private island retreat and an inland Tour & Travel Services Business designed to reflect the authenticity of a traditional Garifuna village. Owned and operated by local Garifuna people, an Afro-Caribbean culture indigenous to Belize, Palmento Grove is one of the best places to experience authentic local culture in Belize.

For more than 10 years, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural and Fishing Institute has served as a sustainable tourism business and a cultural preservation center. Situated amongst beautiful mangrove bushes on the edge of Fresh Water Creek Lagoon where it meets the Caribbean Sea, Palmento Grove feels like a world away. Specializing in authentic Garifuna cuisine and cultural activities, the institute serves as an outstanding introduction to Garifuna history and culture. 

Guests of Palmento Grove can wander the footpaths on this isolated strip of island or head out with local fishermen to try your luck at catching some of the many abundant species of fish and seafood that thrive in the area. Guests can use fresh-caught fish mixed with fresh vegetables from the gardens to learn how to cook mouthwatering traditional dishes like hudut, a Garifuna fish stew made with coconuts and plantains, all accompanied by the sounds of traditional Garifuna drumming. 

Designed to promote holistic healing and rejuvenation, Palmento Grove is a true sanctuary where guests are surrounded on all sides by fresh air and delightful scenery. Rooms at Palmento Grove are cozy and comfortable, furnished in the traditional Garifuna style, and with magnificent views looking out at the pristine garden & water view. 

Palmento Grove is an environmental and socially conscious business that is dedicated to empowering people through the promotion and preservation of traditional cultural knowledge, history, and way of life. Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is also the organizer of the Belize Paranda MusicFest, which promotes and protects traditional Garifuna Music in Belize as well as sponsoring an annual cultural and entrepreneurial summer camp for local youths. 

If you're looking for an oasis away from the stresses and strains of modern life, then Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is exactly the place that you've been looking for. Palmento also organizes tours to nearby attractions on the reef and mainland, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and trips to ancient Maya cities. The Institute can be reached from Belize City in about two and a half hours and is located in the historic Commerce Bight area on the north side of Hopkins Village in Stann Creek District. 

For a truly authentic Belizean experience, choose Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural and Fishing Institute.
 
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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 the culture and nature-based adventure with this amazing deal. Get to walk through the footsteps of the Garifuna ancestors with our Garifuna Cultural & Culinary Adventure. ... moreFollowed by a night adventure to spot the majestic Jaguar at the Cockscomb Basin.
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 ... moreeyes. Ongoing excavations 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
Contact Information
Provider Certifications
Hotel License:
1459
Licensed issued by the Belize Tourism Board
Location Information
Business Address:
Over Johnson Island/Peninsula, Hopkins Village
District/Region:
Stann Creek
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