OMG!!! This place is sooo much fun. We went to el Mirador and stood ontop of the biggest pyramid in the world, Tikal, Yaxha, el Zotz and Uaxactun - wonderful guides. Great meals and homemade to-go-Maya-jungle-snacks. Wonderful place full of wonderful people. Do it. You'll love it!!!
Tamara and I both enjoyed our vacation at la Danta. Angelica was so helpful, kind and made delicious vegetarian meals for us. Memo is a hoot. Come stay at this wonderful, crazy place and support a project that's doing wonderful things in Guatemala. We'll see you next year for that Bike Ride!
I spent 5 weeks in a little Q'eqchi' Maya community teaching English classes to a group of children and another group of older students who are training to be guides for their community. It was the hardest and the best and more rewarding time of my life. Very highly recommended for travelers who want to know the REAL Guatemala.
Love the project. Love the people. Love the communities. Great experience. If you want to volunteer, la Danta is THE PLACE.
Where do I begin... my boyfriend Paul and I arrived late the first night and Angelica had a wonderful meal of Chicken Pepean waiting for us and Memo had a liter of cold beer waiting in the frig. Excellent. The second day we spent at the beach with Memo, the two youngest kids and Vaca fetching rocks from the bottom of the lake. Very fun. The Third day we spent at Tikal for an amazing sunset experience. Cannot recommend la Danta high enough. The price is great. We had an excellent time.
This place is the Bomb. Spent 3 weeks on the beach working with local family. Helping around their home and teaching English to a group of local Guatemalan kids. Very fun.
It was great! Guatemala is amazing, people is amazing and the nature is amazing. It was a really beautiful trip.
Started out with another project in Peten and learned of la Danta through a friend I met at a local hostel. Spent 3 weeks teaching English in a little Kechi village. Amazing and tremendously rewarding experience. Memo's doing good work - keep it up, Dude!
Had a really good time with la Danta Project. Met interesting and kindly local Maya families, learned about permaculture and made some amazing coconut oïl. It was a very enriching experience.
What a nice week spent with our Maya family! Thank you for your hospitality, it was a stay full of inspiration for us. We learn so much about medicinal plants, plus how to Cook tamalitos and how to make organic soap. We would definitely come back!
Met some wonderfully kind and skilled local Maya families. Learned to make coconut oil, traditional Mayan food and Maya medicinal rainforest plants. So close to the beach – huge plus. Thanks, Memo!
Memo is the ultimate beach house host for la Danta Project – wants nothing more than to help the local Maya people – talking with with him is very interesting. When you go to la Danta Project, stay longer. Always lots of adventure travelers. Enjoyed the beach house where you can swim, no crocodiles! lol
The beach house is on a very nice lake with a lots of adventure travelers and interesting talks with people from all over the world.
La Danta project was an unexpected heart-warming experience for me. Had a brilliant time hanging at the beach house and helping local Maya families. There are lots of activies and possibilies for doing good in the Maya beach communities – do it. La Danta Project is exactly what adventure travel should be about – give a little (or a lot) and you get a hell of a lot of love back. Just a wicked idea, wicked location, wicked people and an absolutely GROOVY beach house host. Anyone with a good heart, go to la Danta Project and explore it to the fullest!
la Danta es un perfecto lugar a descansar y conocer Peten Guatemala. La casa en la playa es muy hermosa con bueno vista del lago. Memo el antifiron es muy amable. Recommendo mucho!
Me gustó mi estancia con la Danta y su antifiron Memo, es una excelente persona me dio estancia de manera amable, me platico sobre el proyecto de la Danta que es muy interesante ya que realmente ayuda a la comunidad Maya de San José PetenFue una experiencia agradable, sería bueno regresar para quedarme más tiempo a ayudar en le proyecto, 100% recomendable. ;) Pd. La ubicación es excelente tiene la laguna enfrente de la casa y es muy fácil llegar desde ahí a Tikal o hacer el recorrido con guías locales (el mejor precio que vas a encontrar) a él sitio arqueológico el Mirador.