Local Fresh fruits + veggies with Jorge

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[…]

Kids at the Maya Kitchen Workshop in Ix Tutz San Miguel

Maya Kitchen Workshop with Vicky from the UK

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[…]

making Maya hammocks in Peten Guatemala

la Danta Project Testimonials

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[…]

Secret Cenote of San Miguel Tayazal Flores Petén Guatemala

Secret Cenote of San Miguel Tayazal

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[…]

English Classes for the Kids of San Miguel

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[…]

New Danta Beach House in Tayazal / San Miguel

It’s been a long time coming – but we finally have a new home for la Danta Project – the Danta Beach House in Tayazal / San Miguel. We’re a 5Q + 5 minute + 300 meter boat ride across from Flores island – the center of everything in Petén. These are pre-move-in and pre-clean-up Read more about New Danta Beach House in Tayazal / San Miguel[…]

Ancient Maya Chinampas Tayazal San Miguel Flores Peten Guatemala

Ancient Maya Chinampas for Tayazal / San Miguel

The ancient Maya of Petén had an ingenious way of dealing with the dry season here in Petén. The ancient Maya developed chinampas – an ancient form of aquaponics.   Our new move of la Danta Project to Tayazal / San Miguel has opened an opportunity to apply our chinampa expertise for the greater good Read more about Ancient Maya Chinampas for Tayazal / San Miguel[…]