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[…]

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[…]

la Bolsa Project and a Couple of Great Volunteers from Austria

We had a volunteer from NYC here a few weeks ago and she is working with the Maya women in one of our communities to make bags to import and sell in NYC. The Maya women are super excited and enjoy sharing their good work – fair trade manda. The same Maya community also asked Read more about la Bolsa Project and a Couple of Great Volunteers from Austria[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Fishing with Edy at Sunset

Ayane from Japan volunteers

Our most recent traveler arrived two days ago, Ayane from Japan. She shared a few meals and spent the first night here on the beach. Ayane wanted to stay with a local family. After a trip with the group to a local Maya pyramid right up the road and a tour of a local organic Read more about Ayane from Japan volunteers[…]

la Danta is open… Woohoo!

la Danta is open and available to receive travelers who believe in and practice permaculture. It’s 20Q (~$3) per day and only 3 travelers and/or volunteers at a time. Don’t want to flood our Maya beach paradise with commercial nonsense. We’re here to help our community and provide travelers and volunteers with an authentic Maya Read more about la Danta is open… Woohoo![…]