Fishing & Swimming

Right there from our floating dock, you can get your catch of the day or make a splash and enjoy the fresh waters! 


Full board (lodging, breakfast, lunch and dinner) included in price as well as visit to the Punta de Chiminos site, use of canoes, fishing rods and walk through the pathways within the premises.

History & Background

Chimino’s Island Lodge was founded 14 years ago by John and Aurora Schmidt, two ecological and archaeological enthusiasts who named the lodge Posada de Mateo, as it was known until recently.

Archeological site

Today, the site is taken care of by an ecologically conscious team committed to preserve the jungle and the archeological site and to provide the tourist a close encounter with these two marvels that blend perfectly together. 

Mayan Civilization

The Petexbatun Region has recently received great attention by archaeologists due to its role in the explanation of the collapse of the Mayan Civilization, source of a myriad of hypothesis.

Chimino’s last inhabitants

The prestigious National Geographic has sponsored and documented in its February 1993 edition, under the title: “The Violent Saga of the Maya Kingdom”, their discoveries in the region describing the findings on the Mayas of Punta de Chimino and other nearby Mayan cities.

Route to Chimino's Island Lodge



Punta de Chimino, Laguna Petexbatún, Sayaxché, Petén,  Guatemala, Central America


You can get to Chimino’s in a 45-60 minute drive from Flores to Sayaxche. 
In the event that you arrive by plane you can land at the municipal strip in Sayaxché and by helicopter at our heliport close to the hotel. 

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