Explore the rich nature of the Usumacinta River & visit the multiple neighboring Mayan cities or relax & enjoy bird watching from the comfort of your room.
There is nothing more relaxing that to disconnect to connect by the jungle songs.
From limestone rocks to the biggest trees of Guatemala. Petén is full of natural wonders that won´t seize to amaze those who open their eyes to its all its diversity of natural components.
It is a fairy tale world, with lilly pad flowers dancing in the turquoise water, swim in the spring waters of the pucté river. Just a boat ride away from Sayaxché.
More than 200 bird species have been reported in the Petexbatún area. Bird watching is mostly done by boat and every ride is an opportuniy to spot unique species like: Bat Falcon Plain Chachalaca Red-capped Manakin Golden-cheeked Warbler Gray-headed Tanager Montezuma Oropendola
Enjoy the sunset on the comfort of the boat and watch the perfect reflection of the sunset on the lagoon.
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.
Enjoy the still lagoon and bring your gear to fish a fresh blanco. Or paddle your way around the island to explore its surroundings by water.
The Petxbatún area is full of post classical Maya cities. The kingdom was in charge of ruling the river pathways that connected Guatemala to Mexico if you are an archaeological fan this area is definitely worth exploring.
Punta de Chimino is considered one of the last capitals of the Petexbatún regime occupied by the Maya elite of the late classic period. It contains important structures like a Temple with False Arch Vault, Large Platforms and an Important Ball Game. It was a peninsula that was excavated to become an artificial island in order to protect itself from neighboring enemies.
preparing your journey
Be ready to explore the unbeaten path of Guatemala. The Petexbatún Lagoon is definitely a destiny not known to many travelers but the arrival is part of the whole journey. First stop Sayaxché, and then a 1 hour boat ride will take you directly to the lodge.