Rolling down the River
One of the best parts of Sweet Songs Lodge is the proximity to the river. Guests can take canoes right from the lodge to San Ignacio town. Add on another activity, like chocolate making or a market tour, and get the most out of your day!
Canoe to San Ignacio
You can do this either combined with a visit to a nearby archaeological site, such as Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, or visit the Iguana Conservation. Departure: by 9:00am if you’re going to a Maya site or Iguana Tour; before noon if you’re only canoeing.
Canoe & Chocolate Tour
Chocolate originated in Central America and was so valuable that cacao beans were even used as currency by ancient indigenous people. Learn how chocolate was done the old-fashioned way and take part in roasting cacao beans over a wood fire, grinding on a granite and mixing until you have 100% pure chocolate. Try a taste and even take some home.
Canoe & Market Tour
The Saturday Market is a combination Flea and Fresh Produce Bazaar - a popular attraction for visitors. It is the place to experience of the pulse of the local culture who have planned their menus according to seasonal produce and shelf life long before the days of refrigeration. The people are as colorful and interesting as the tropical fruit stalls and merchandise – come exchange wide smiles and pleasantries with them. While there also sample tacos, tamales, pupusas, homemade breads, cheeses and of course the seasonal fruits that taste so much better in the tropics! Also check out the spice and medicinal herbs stall and sample local wines as you mingle amongst the locals in the festive atmosphere of this bustling marketplace.