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Chiminos Island Lodge

offered by supplier M11400 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Specialty Category: Eco lodges
Location: Guatemala
Min Price: 95 US Dollar (USD) per day
Max Price: 110 US Dollar (USD) per day

M11400 offers 5 neat mahogany waterfront bungalows, each perfectly blended in the Jungle and several hundred feet away from each other, so you can enjoy your own private jungle and the overwhelming views of the lagoon.

Our comfortable bungalows can sleep up to 5 people and are fitted with its own water treatment plant, private bathroom and hot water. From your bungalows you can hear and observe parrots, toucans and howler monkeys. The palm-thatched bungalows are constructed from fine hard wood trees that have naturally fallen. You can also enjoy our “lobby” with hammocks and a relaxing view of the lagoon, the bar and our new floating dock, perfect for sun-bathing, swimming fishing, or just relaxing after an intense day of Eco-archaeological exploration.

And last, but not least, prepare yourself to experience the finest cuisine in the jungle! Our hostess is a fine chef and cooks recipes cherished by generations but enriched with others shared by our guests. You may want to dine a blanco, fresh of the day, prepared by our hostess grilled or baked in wine and fine herbs or, if on a diet, you can enjoy a fresh salad or her already famous cucumber soup. Her husband and his helpers will guide you and take care of your needs in a friendly manner with the typical Guatemalan hospitality.

Property amenities:
Each bungalow has its own private bathroom, private waterfront deck, hot water and rooms completely protected from insects and other animals. You will be surprised by the luxury and cleanness, unusual in these types of jungle lodges.

Nearby attractions and activities:
Aguateca: Our Lodge is the perfect gateway to Aguateca, just minutes away by boat, a fortified city built on high escarpments above the Petexbatun basin. The site is partially reconstructed and you can hike inside nearby caves and a deep cut in the limestone, product of tectonic forces, used as a defensive wall by the Mayas. The trip, by boat and walking the site takes between 3 to 4 hours.

Dos Pilas: A trip to Dos Pilas, an important Mayan City that extended its rule on Tikal at a certain time, is a one in a lifetime experience. The tour takes a full day and takes about 2 ½ hours to get there walking after a short boat cruise. You will need to be in good physical condition, but it pays when you get to see the magnificent stellaes and hieroglyphs in carved stone staircases. You can refresh yourself in the springs that form two small ponds that give its name to the site.

Ceibal: A large site, the most widely reconstructed and visited of the sites in the region, is a perfect trip on your way in or out to our Lodge. It can be reached by road or river, upstream La Pasion River from Sayaxche, so plan on it, the day you arrive or the day you leave. It is at least a half day tour.

You can get to M11400 in a 45-60 minute drive from Flores to Sayaxche.

Price Includes:
- breakfast,
- lunch and dinner (alcoholic beverages & soft drinks not included),
- Visit to the Mayan citadel of Punta de Chimino,
- use of canoes and fishing rods.

Price Excludes:
- additional taxes.

At M11400 you can combine your ecological and archaeological interests with the opportunity to relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. On-Site activities include fishing, swimming, canoeing and bird-watching. You can also hit the hiking trails that take you into the jungle and to the Mayan Citadel. It’s almost like being the discoverer of this Mayan site! Different tours to nearby Mayan Sites are also available and recommended. The region has been under heavy investigation by famous archaeologist Arthur Demarest, Takeshi Inomata and their colleagues during the Petexbatun Archaeological Project .

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Price is per person, per day.

About This Supplier
Location: Guatemala
Joined InfoHub: Nov 2002

Welcome to M11400! Prepare for the Ultimate Eco-Archaeological Adventure and enjoy the most pristine jungle, as natural as it gets! Let your senses flow as you enjoy the overwhelming nature and walk through this Mayan city, “The Last Mayan Outpost”, a fortified artificial island built by the Mayans to defend...

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