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[…]