Living Maya Experience, Big Falls

The Living Maya Experience offers visitors hugely enjoyable, learning visits to an English Mayan home in Big Falls village. The Cals' present a traditional Mayan home, furnished with all natural materials; from balsa wood benches to beds of tree bark. Food is cooked and stored in the traditional way. The Living Maya Experience is a relatively new initiative and home visit that you should go on when you are in the Punta Gorda area. You spend time in a Mayan home that offers a very cool look back into a culture that is quickly disappearing…a time when the Kek’chi Maya depended on the land for everything from food to furniture to medicine.
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  • wish the local ladies would have been able to explain the food to us... where it is from, how it is prepared, etc. The squash and the callaloo were my favorite. I think the "vegetarian" meal is bigger...  more »
  • The was truly a rare behind the scenes experience. Our host Anita walked us through a working traditional Mayan thatched hut, explaining how tools and foods were used and prepared. Put on your anthrop...  more »
  • In all honesty my wife enjoyed this more than I did. I started to get a little bored, but only because some of what Anita showed us we had already learned at Ixcacao. Still some new ground was covered...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful day!
  • An amazing place to learn about the Mayan culture and authentic traditional food.
  • Cosy and comfortable
  • I really enjoyed visiting the Living Maya Experience that the Cals run & learning more about the culture -- plus I had a delicious lunch (even if the tortillas I made were a little lopsided, they were still tasty!! :)
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