...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 .

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! You can also troll to marvelous fishing areas right there in the lagoon where you can catch robalo, blanco (petenia esplendida, a delicious white fish exclusive to the region) and some other edible varieties also found in the lagoon and nearby rivers
Canoeing: You may rent a small canoe and paddle to do your own exploring. You can do some bird-watching, fishing or just exercise a little. You will have a majestic view of the island and century old trees!
  Nature Hikes and Bird Watching: You may want to walk our carefully maintained trails, having the opportunity to see the most beautiful birds: toucans, parrots, eagles and vultures, among many other rarely seen species. You will also have close contact with a variety of jungle species of trees and pl
ants, many in the verge of extinction. Petexbatun is the winter refuge for many North American birds, so a small boat ride to the lagoon and nearby rivers will enable you to see Canadian ducks, herons, storks and many other rarely seen species. It is not unusual to have a close look to Moreletti Crocodiles sunbathing in nearby river banks.
Archaeological Tours: Visits to important Mayan sites is one of our major attractions. Depending on the length of your stay, you can visit them by boat, walking and on horseback.
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