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Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge

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Hopkins, Belize
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About Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge
Visit this Island on the northend of Hopkins first inhabited by 3 Yugadan sisters from which Hopkins got its Garifuna name Yugada. This rich island is home to the only Garifuna Eco Cultural Institute in the world. The island is surrounded by a large span of lagoon network with rich mangrove vegetation that makes it ideal for to experience Garifuna Culture in its authenticity.
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Garifuna Cultural Culinary Adventure & Cockscomb Adventure Combo

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 the footsteps of the Garifuna ancestor . Surely unforgettable.
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7 to 8 hours
from $199.00

Garifuna Cultural and Culinary Tour

Immerse yourself in the flavors, rhythms, and art of Belize’s Garifuna culture in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Don traditional Garifuna attire, and then help prepare a classic coconut-based recipe over an open fire during a hands-on cooking lesson. The sensory experience also includes a drumming lesson and tour of cherished Garifuna paintings and artifacts. It’a a great way to go beyond the typical tourist track and appreciate Belize’s rich multicultural heritage.
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3 to 4 hours
from $109.00

Otherworldly Bioluminescenct Lagoon Tour

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Freshwater Creek lagoon Bioluminescence

Be dazzled by stars as you sit back and enjoy a front row seat to the shimmer of the night on on the Freshwater Creek Lagoon. Tour departs from Palmento Grove Docking station at 6:30PM and return at about 8:30PM. We cruise in our 28 foot boat through the Lagoon looking to spot Crocodiles while heading to our magical location where you will be the witness to a magnificent mystical view of water glowing in the night with every droplet sparkling like stars. You can also look forward to seeing rays and lively fish darting around in otherworldly green glow.. Sure to mesmerize you and the entire family.
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2 hours
from $99.00

Barrier Reef Snorkeling & Food tour

Come and explores Belize's glimmering turquoise waters with abundant aquatic wildlife as you join us on our Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour.

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 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 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 live under the Belizean turquoise waters.
And includes a relaxing island cookout as we prepare delectable freshly caught fish with a refreshing rum punch for the adults.
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6 to 7 hours
from $239.00

Otherworldly Bioluminescent Kayak Adventure

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Freshwater Creek lagoon Bioluminescence

Be dazzled by stars as you sit back and enjoy a front row seat to the shimmer of the night on on the Freshwater Creek Lagoon. Tour departs from Palmento Grove Docking station at 6:30PM and return at about 8:30PM. We cruise in our kayaks through the Lagoon looking to spot Crocodiles while heading to our magical location where you will be the witness to a magnificent mystical view of water glowing in the night with every droplet sparkling like stars. You can also look forward to seeing rays and lively fish darting around in otherworldly green glow.. Sure to mesmerize you and the entire family.
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3 hours
from $159.00
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kslbel wrote a review Mar 2020
Belfair, Washington9 contributions6 helpful votes
One of my most memorable experiences in Belize and I have traveled throughout the country four times. We stayed at Palmento Grove and engaged in both the Garifuna Cultural Experience and Bioluminescence and Drumming excursion. The family who runs it is gracious and are wonderful teachers. We drummed with Boom-Boom, harvested casava, processed coconut from the tree to milk, and cooked a fabulous meal that included fish straight out of the lagoon.The island is idyllic and the cabins rustic, but very comfortable and high enough in the air for a lovely breeze and views. If you want to really learn and interact with the people of Belize, be sure to include Palmento Grove.
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Keena BE wrote a review Mar 2020
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
The entire experience was a learning experience that I will never forget! I learned so much about the Garifuna culture and it was a completely immersive experience, down to getting dressed in the traditional wear. The culinary tour was the best experience of all! I learned how to make the entire meal from scratch, made it and it was delicious! Uwahnie was an amazing guide; well knowledgeable and it felt like home at the lodge. I will certainly be returning with guests!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Damali wrote a review Mar 2020
Maui, Hawaii18 contributions1 helpful vote
This food was so good and authentic! I've got reproduce this at home! Everyone was so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I had a wonderful time!
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janwlea wrote a review Mar 2020
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I already knew quite a bit about the Garafuna people and culture but learned more and loved the layed back and peaceful experience. It’s a beautiful setting. Cooking the Hudut was fun and delicious. I also loved the herb garden.As there were only two other people on the tour it felt quite intimate as well. I’m glad my participation could help even in a small way.
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helmmd wrote a review Jan 2020
Newport, Kentucky1 contribution
I learned a lot and appreciated the history. Drum exp lots of fun. Lunch very good and now I know how to prepare coconut.
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