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[…]

Volunteer Adventure Traveler Hannah from Austria preparing banana leaves for Tamales with her Maya homestay family

Hannah and Rafael from Austria

Below is a video testimonial from Hannah and Rafael who spent a month with us here at la Danta Project. Thanks so much for all the good work you both did while you were here. They also did el Mirador DIY while they were here. If/when you two ever need a place to stay, we’re Read more about Hannah and Rafael from Austria[…]

Your Tree planted with a Maya Family in Peten Guatemala

Tree Planted with a Maya Family in Peten Guatemala

Muchacho Galan provides a natural sap that is used to cure Chiclero Fly’ bites – without it, this fly’s bite will abscess and become very badly infected. Natural Maya medicine – it really works! Here’s your Certificate of Appreciation… Here’s a map to your Tree Here’s a badge you can place wherever you like to Read more about Tree Planted with a Maya Family in Peten Guatemala[…]

Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil Workshop

New!!! Avocado Oil Workshop – 1 morning for 35Q – paid direct to the Maya. You buy the avocados in the local market, make and take the oil with you. This workshop is led by a local Maya woman. You will love your avocado oil workshop – great teachers who enjoy every moment of life. Read more about Avocado Oil Workshop[…]

Howler monkey la Danta Project Peten Guatemala

Howler Monkeys in the Morning

Howler monkeys singing in the morning – that’s what we have here at la Danta Project. Nearly every morning you can hear the Howler Monkeys singing – there’s a troop that likes to hang a couple hundred yards down the beach. We see and hear howler monkeys all the time. Cool animals. Don’t need to Read more about Howler Monkeys in the Morning[…]

coconut oil peten guatemala

Coconut oil workshop

Adolfo’s coconut workshop was a success! Eight adventure travelers made their own coconut oil. We can arrange a coconut oil workshop for you too. We’re working on getting the coconut oil workshop down to 3 hours. As well, we prefer at least 48 hours advance notice to schedule your coconut oil workshop. Coconut milk generally Read more about Coconut oil workshop[…]

Traveler Videos / la Danta Project

Nothing better than hearing and seeing it direct from la Danta Project adventure travelers. All we really need is a 30 second video – more if you like. We prefer sharing every person’s own words here on our site. BTW – really need a new camera, the audio is shot on our current camera and Read more about Traveler Videos / la Danta Project[…]

Tikal la Danta Project Peten Guatemala

Getting to Tikal

Getting to Tikal is cheap and easy from la Danta Project. Transport leaves for Tikal every 30 minutes. Grab a bus to the ‘la Tranka’ and go to the ‘Termnal de Buses’ en ‘el Mercado Viejo’. The Tikal employee shuttle leaves at 8:30AM and they’ve always got a seat for an extra traveler or three. Read more about Getting to Tikal[…]

Gabriella and Robin from France taking care of the dishes at la Danta Project in Peten Guatemala

Robin and Gabriella from France

Gabriella and Robin arrived and spent their first couple nights at the beach. Now they are staying with Kinsey and her Maya family in a great little apartment sort of thing with a private patio. Kinsey is taking them to a community developed ecotour park with a huge tower that takes you into the jungle Read more about Robin and Gabriella from France[…]