Chimino’s Island Lodge is located in Punta de Chimino, on the beautiful Petexbatun Lagoon, in Guatemala’s jungle region. The lodge offers 5 attractive mahogany bungalows, each perfectly nestled in the jungle and several hundred feet away from each other, so you can enjoy your own private rainforest and the overwhelming views of the lagoon. Each bungalow at the Chimino’s Island Lodge has its own private bathroom, hot water and the rooms completely protected from insects and other animals. You will be surprised by the luxury and cleanliness, unusual in these types of jungle lodges.

The property is crossed by pathways, where you will experience intimate contact with the jungle, its impressive wildlife and the remains of the fortified Mayan citadel, for the most part still unearthed. At the 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

You can get to Chimino’s in a 45-60 minute drive from the Flores Airport via Sayaxche. From there you will take a boat for a 1 ½ hour river cruise to Lake Petexbatun.

Facilities

  • Private Bathroom

Activities

Fishing
Bird watching
Canoeing
Swimming

Aguateca

Aguateca

In Aguateca visitors will find important archaeological sites that flourished during the Classical Period of the Mayan civilization and which are under protection as Cultural Monuments. Aguateca is also an adventurous destination where one finds mysterious cliffs and vast plains of surprising beauty. In the same area of the Pasion River in the department of Peten in Guatemala, you can find more Mayan sites from the same period. The Pasion River basin contains a number of sites of other pre-Columbian Mayan Civilization which include Dos Pilas, Tamarindito, Altar de Sacrificios, Machaquila and El Ceibal, which was the largest Mayan city in this are area of Guatemala.

Aguateca is not for the average tourist, but getting there is half the fun. Traveling via Laguna Petexbatun you will pass cliffs which offer stunning views. There are no imposing temples in Aguateca, although its ruins are among the best preserved and restored of the Mayan sites in Guatemala. The Structure M7-26 which is located immediately north of the Sunken Plaza, is believed to have had an administrative role. Many manufactured objects and artifacts such as pottery and basalt mortars were found in this building.

The Pasion River which includes the Petexbatun Lagoon, is one of the most interesting combinations of waterways, natural beauty and archaeological interest. Due to its natural habitat for fauna and flora and its richness with Mayan ruins, the general Peten area has been declared both Cultural and Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and has since been the only place on earth to have received these two recognition’s.

Activities in and around Aguateca include Tours of cultural and natural trails, observation of flora and fauna, visiting impressive landscapes and boating on Betexbatun Lagoon.

For more information contact the Department of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Sports at demopre@mcd.gob.gt


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