Located on historic Kalipuna Island on the north end of Hopkins Village in southeastern Belize, Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is a private island retreat designed to reflect the authenticity of a traditional Garifuna village. Owned and operated by local Garifuna people of Afro-Caribbean descent that embraces a history of always being free people, Palmento Grove is one of the best places to experience authentic Garifuna Culture in Belize.
Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute in Hopkins Village, Belize that offers an amazing and enriching Garifuna Cultural & Fishing Experience with memories to last a lifetime. Welcome to our unique & Historical Garifuna Island Haven, the first & only Cultural & Fishing Institute of its kind authentically operated by Indigenous Garinagu on the northern end of Hopkins Village. Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute welcomes you to submerge yourself in the unique primitive elegance of historical Hopkins Belize to enjoy all the wonderful cultural, fishing, open dinning, gallery, kayaking, birding, bioluminescence, rainforest, reef adventure & Natural attractions.
Enjoy our primitive elegance, rustic and native exotic Cultural & Fishing Institute while being hosted by our hospitable host spanning 3 generations. Come experience Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute in Hopkins Belize located on the beautiful Fresh Water Creek Lagoon that is rich in ambiance and historical significance. 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 twenty minutes from the nearest store, restaurant, bars and many attractions in Hopkins. The first Public Bus Stop is just a 15 minutes-walk from where the island is located.
Palmento Grove offer a Belize Cultural & Fishing Adventure filled with rich diversity, fly fishing, bottom trolling, Garifuna drumming, singing and dancing lessons, tasty Hopkins Belize Cultural Foods and Great Diving, Water Repelling, Ziplining, Cave Tubing and World Class Snorkelling on Belize’s World Heritage Barrier Reef. Let your Hopkins Belize Cultural and Fishing Experience be remarkably fun, adventurous & awesome, punctuated with greater purpose having participated and contributed to the preservation of the celebrated indigenous Garifuna Culture.
Belize's Fishing experience is known to be one of the best and Hopkins, Belize is known to be home to the most avid indigenous fishermen that is sure to provide you with your most memorable fishing adventure. Be one to brag about fishing with Belize's most elderly & respected Fly Fisherman that has over 50 decades of fishing experience. Such a trip affords you the opportunity to interact upfront and personal with this remarkable fisherman who can share with you many fisherman's folklore, history, jokes and life excitements from his unique & colorful perspective. So thinking fishing? Make Hopkins, Belize your next destination.
Traditional Early Morning Fishing:
Accompanied by a folk fisher venture out to catch traditional fishing bait (sea roach) and then paddle out to the Freshwater Lagoon and/or Caribbean Sea in a traditional dorey to catch the fish for a meal of choice.
We also make kayaking fun. Our Freshwater Culture Kayak Tour can sure add some spark to your vacation. It is a lagoon kayaking tour where you are accompanied by a fisherman in a traditional dorey who fishes utilizing traditional methodologies while you leisurely paddle enjoying the breath-taking view of the Fresh Water Creek Lagoon. The catch of the day sure makes it to the lunch table on the beach where fresh fish is stylishly Barbecued and served with our Belizean Rum Drink Panty-rippers.
Palmento Grove Cultural & Fishing Lodge where an opportunity to interact with Native Garinagu excited to share their culture awaits. Your vacation can sure be meaningful and amusing. Immersing in the impressive masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity as declared by UNESCO it promises to be a memorable experience being engaged.
Garifuna Cooking Lesson: Experience the best in Belizean & Garifuna Cuisine in Hopkins when Dining at Palmento Grove in a beautiful, private and secluded lagoon setting. Cultural Cooking Experience in Belize is AMAZINGLY FUN? Palmento Grove is the place to visit. We are delighted to share with you our unique and flavourful cultural recipes and food preparation methodologies. We will engage you in your food preparation from the garden to the table that includes the harvesting of the many food items cooked to your personal taste. Take on the cooking challenge today: Select and pull your coconut off the many trees on the premises & learn to husk and grate the coconut while listening to cultural tales. Have fun peeling Banana or Plantains and being creative at preparing the Hudut, Tapou, Bundiga and other dishes. Most of all dig in and enjoy the tasty meal. Yummy, Welcome to our Cultural Food World!!! Reservations preferred... Its Belizean Garifuna Soul Food Restaurant, the only cultural open dining facility frilled with Garifuna hospitality at its best. We serve authentic cuisine for brunch, lunch and dinner. Come treat yourself to our Cultural Breakfast that includes a wide selection of our organic herbal teas. We cater for every individual INCLUSIVE of VEGANS & VEGETARIANS, couple, family and Group with a seating capacity to accommodate 40 - 50 people in our 3 native kitchen facilities.
Garifuna Drumming & Dance Lesson: Fascinated by the pulsating rhythms of the Garifuna Drums. We are pleased to share in the fulfilment of your quest to learn to play the drums and become a member of our drummers club. Guest are taught the different Garifuna Rhythms and some folkloric songs. While the Garifuna Dancing Lesson is sure to teach you how to move to the pulsating rhythm of the Garifuna songs.
Garifuna Language Lesson: Learn conversational Garifuna, learn common slogans/greetings.
Palmento Grove Garifuna Eco-Cultural & Fishing Institute is your destination to enjoying an awesome & relaxing Hopkins Belize Vacation. Plan your travel today and begin to create your authentic vacation experiences with memories to last a lifetime.