Prepare yourself for the Ultimate Eco-Archaeological Adventure and enjoy the most pristine jungle, as natural as it gets! Chimino’s Island Lodge is located in Punta de Chimino, on the beautifulPetexbatun Lagoon in southeastern Peten, in the Guatemalan jungle. Chimino’s Island Lodge offers 5 comfortable mahogany bungalows, each perfectly blended into the rainforest and several hundred feet away from each other, so you can enjoy your own private jungle and the fascinating views of the Petexbatun lagoon. The property is crossed by pathways, where you will experience an intimate contact with the jungle, its impressive wildlife and the remains of a fortified Maya citadel, which are -for the most part- still unearthed. You will be pleasantly surprised by the luxury and cleanliness that characterize Chiminos Island Lodge, an impeccable setting that goes beyond what you may expect to find in the middle of the jungle.
The comfortable bungalows are fitted with their 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. Each is perfectly blended into the rainforest and several hundred feet away from each other, so you can enjoy your own private jungle and the fascinating views of the Petexbatun lagoon. Each bungalow has a private en suite bathroom, hot water and is completely protected from the insects and other animals outside.
Prepare yourself to experience the finest cuisine in the jungle! The hostess is a fine chef and cooks recipes cherished by generations but enriched with others shared by guests. You may want to dine a blanco, fresh of the day, prepared by the 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.
At Chimino’s Island Lodge 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 .