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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  • 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 »
  • On a day we could not be with our kids they visited the Living Mayan Experience together. Our kids are 10 - 17. They came back with many stories about this adventure. Lots of hands on experiences.  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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