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Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge -ANICHIGU

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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Located on the north end of Hopkins Village on Over Johnson Island Peninsula in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge consists of both a private island retreat 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 is one of the best places to experience authentic local culture in Belize. For more than 70 years, Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge has served as a sustainable farming business and a cultural preservation center. Situated amongst beautiful mangrove bushes on the edge of Fresh Water Creek Lagoon where it meets the Caribbean, Palmento Grove feels like a world away. Specializing in authentic Garifuna cuisine, the lodge serves as a...Located on the north end of Hopkins Village on Over Johnson Island Peninsula in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge consists of both a private island retreat 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 is one of the best places to experience authentic local culture in Belize. For more than 70 years, Palmento Grove Cultural and Fishing Lodge has served as a sustainable farming business and a cultural preservation center. Situated amongst beautiful mangrove bushes on the edge of Fresh Water Creek Lagoon where it meets the Caribbean, Palmento Grove feels like a world away. Specializing in authentic Garifuna cuisine, the lodge serves as an outstanding introduction to Garifuna history and culture. Guests of Palmento Grove can wander the footpaths on this isolated strip of land 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 over the Caribbean. 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 is also the organizer of the Belize Paranda MusicFest, which promotes and protects traditional music in Belize as well as sponsoring an annual summer camp for local youths. If you're looking for an oasis away from the stresses and strains of modern life, then Palmento Grove 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 Lodge 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 Cultural and Fishing Lodge. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 1459More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Ask
Kid Friendly: Yes
Staffed Property
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
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Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Housekeeping Included
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Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Housekeeping Optional
Cycling Trips
A Winter Sun Getaway
Books
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Waterfront
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Shared Garden
Boat Available
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Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
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About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2010
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About the neighbourhood
Hopkins is just eight miles south of Dangriga, 20 minutes off the Southern highway, is the quaint and quiet fishing village of Hopkins. The road trip in will give you a great chance to spot the regal jabiru stork and other interesting birds that frequent the marshy landscape surrounding the village. Spread across nearly five miles of a sandy, palm-strewn inlet, Hopkins is home to about a thousand Garifuna fishing and farming families. Time moves like a turtle. The Garifuna language is also widely spoken throughout the village. In a vehicle? From Belize City, drive 52 miles to Belmopan via Western Highway, continuing past the monument in Belmopan and travel south along the well-marked highway for 56 mile cutoff which conncect the Hummingbird Highway with the Southern Highway, turn right. A...
How to get there
Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge is located on the north end of Hopkins, From the Hopkins welcome sign located behind the Police Station follow the many Palmento Grove signs in the village that will lead you to the Freshwater Lagoonside. Hosted on 62 Acres of land surrounded by lagoons and a very scenic view of the Maya Mountains we are just 5 minute walk from the Caribbean Sea, 15 minutes biking to the business center where stores & restaurants are and 15 walk to the nearest bus pickup point.
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