Authentic Maya fun in Peten Guatemala
Lake Peten Itza
Second biggest lake in Guatemala and waaay cleaner than that bigger one – what’s it called. Lake Peten Itza has been Maya water for thousands of years. Now it’s your turn.
Maya Jungle Treks
Choose what works best for you. Guatemala jungle treks from half-day to two-weeks. On your own or outfitted and led by experienced, fun and informed
All things Maya
Peten is the true cradle of Maya civilization. All that is Maya expanded from here – ground zero Maya. If you want Maya – la Danta Project has it: caves, ruins, pyramids and community.
It’s about being local, producing as much as you can with as little possible and then sharing any extra with your community. We always do the best we can with whatever is available.
la Danta is simply here to help bring like-minded travelers who want to experience an authentic Maya community. Your presence supports the good work being done in our Maya beach communities. We do what we can with what little we have to help our community down the path of sustainability. Your travel to these Maya beach community gives the good people something more than just a jobs washing clothes, squeezing orange juice or spraying pesticides.
It's about you bringing your good intentioned travel here to help move these good Maya people up the socio-economic ladder in a functional and respectful manner. That's what permaculture does, helps us all manifest a better world - unchained from commercial distraction and nonsense. It's about compassion and mindfulness in everything we do - helping each other.
only one thing more important - love
the mindfulness we practice and serve
all are appreciated and welcome
you complete the vision for la Danta
Chela + Alfonso
la Danta Project Testimonials
...nice things travelers like you have shared - la Danta Project in Peten Guatemala testimonials...
Wonderful Belgian family arrived here three nights ago. Good people. Groovy kids. They decided to do the Maya Caves tour and fell in love with the Maya community in Cobanera and decided to do a two-week homestay with a wonderful Q’eqchi’ Maya family. Thanks so much for your support Nele, Tom, Wannes and Tijl!
Antonio and Monica from Spain spent a few days with la Danta Project, we shared the Maya Trail Love and Antonio generously supported all that we are doing here, for the Maya communities, for the Maya ruins, the ancient Maya jungle and the amazing animals that call Petén Guatemala.
Another awesome couple found doing circles around Flores. Invited them over for a stay. Great conversations. Groovy people. Awesome motorcycle. Come back and hang again anytime you like you two Love Birds on a Bike – Church of the Two Wheels!!! AdventureHaks.com
Incredibly generous and wonderful French family stayed with us here at la Danta Project. Thanks so much for your visit and support. Loads of recumbent action – and they even take them off-road on single-track, across the desert in Nevada. Gnarly!!!
It all started a few years ago with la Danta Project. Battling the many narcissistic distractions that diverted the project, all has finally come together and now we have Maya Trail. Maya Trail is kick-ass jungle biking and permaculture applied across 4,000 miles² of Petén Guatemala. It’s all about saving the jungle + thousands of Read more about la Danta Project + Maya Trail[…]
Jorge comes by the Danta Beach House every morning with his cart of fresh, local fruits and veggies. Today we loaded-up with avocados, herba mora (Maya jungle spinach) and bag of tomatoes. This is what permaculture does – supports local people and local produce! Look at that those huge bunches of tasty fresh locally grown Read more about Local Fresh fruits + veggies with Jorge[…]
Vicky totally enjoyed her Maya Kitchen Workshop and took loads of photos with her amazing camera. She’s been a volunteer and traveled all over the world as part of her job coordinating ecotourism, language schools and more for USAID sponsored projects and loads more. The night before, we had a nice dinner at Villa de Read more about Maya Kitchen Workshop with Vicky from the UK[…]
Our very first Danta Beach House guests. Well, Lila was here earlier – but she was a volunteer 😉 teaching English classes to the kids of San Miguel Tayazal just across the water for Flores island. Danish sailer Rune, and two pre-med Danish volunteers from Jamaica – they all met up here at the Danta Read more about la Danta Project Testimonials[…]
Ancient cenote is just a 5 minute walk from the Danta Beach House. Without a doubt the ancient Maya who once in habited the ancient Maya political capital of Tayazal used this same cenote and probably had Maya chinampas all around it. More than likely the ancient Maya filled the entire cenote with chinampas. Yes, Read more about Secret Cenote of San Miguel Tayazal[…]
La Danta Project is about supporting the Maya communities of Petén Guatemala. Our most recent example was 3 weeks of English classes in San Miguel – an initiative that we could not have realized without the support of our most recent volunteer, Lila. Lila leaves for North Carolina on Monday and we’ll miss her. The Read more about English Classes for the Kids of San Miguel[…]