Memo and his family are amazing people who believe in their community and in the power of honesty and hardwork. They empower both curious travellers and locals alike to help each other and learn more about the work through being active and doing what has to be done. Thank you for the tortilla lessons, giving me the opportunity of planting trees and an amazing brief bike exploration of Peten and its people
I spent a couple weeks with Buenas Cosas volunteering in their local community and participating in a few of their eco-tours. My understanding of Spanish greatly improved while I was there, as did my understanding of the landscape, Mayan culture and history. The family at Buenas Cosas is incredibly welcoming and very open to helping their volunteers find the right activities to utilize their interests or skills. I was able to meet a few other families in the barrio and help them with various gardening tasks, as well as work with a small group of other BC volunteers at the local school - doing a little English language instruction and working with the kids to install a school garden.
I really enjoyed meeting the multiple generations of determined women who are working to make their communities stronger, healthier, and more sustainable. Angelica is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to food, politics, and community development. So much inspiration!
Through Buenas Cosas and their dedication to providing tours of northern Peten with authentic, local guides, I was able to take a trek into the jungle to visit La Danta pyramid and other historic sites. This multi-day journey still remains one of the most memorable experiences of all my travels!
Thanks Buenas Cosas!
Did the Maya Medicinal Plants workshop and learned a lot. It was a lot of fun with hanging around with Angelica - I recommend Buenas Cosas.
We stayed for two weeks and it was amazing! We made coconut oil and learned about medicinal Maya jungle plants. Our Spanish got a lot lot better.
My name is Mary and spent a month at Buenas Cosas. Super fun learning to make my own hammock, eating the food and learning about the Maya culture. Thank you for everything Buenas Cosas.
We stayed in San Jose for a couple of days and it was amazing! The family with stayed with was so kind to me and my friend and we got to spend some time with them. It was truly an amazing experience to get to visit a local pueblo. Everyone was so nice and so helpful. We spent most of our time swimming in the lake, which was so beautiful and peaceful. Buenas Cosas is a wonderful project, we had a dinner with Memo where we got to learn more about the beautiful things that him, Angelica and many other volunteers do to help the local communities. We also met Angelica who was truly an inspiration. I would definitely like to come back as a volunteer and get involved in one of Buenas Cosas many projects. Highly recommended. Stay there and to enjoy the magic with lovely people. We miss you guys!
Stayed at Buenas Cosas a couple weeks and I really recommend it. Really an interesting experience. A real pleasure, it meant alot to me and am very grateful for the experience.
Had a great time I'd recommend it to anybody. It's a great place to stay - lots to do in the community.