Mayan Ceremonial Night
The sustainable development of the communitys
through the promotion of its ceremonial center and
ecological tourist visits.
To allow Mayan families stay in their respective communities keeping them together as a family unit instead of having to search for work as cleaning personnel in big hotels in the city. The Mayan traditions are sacred and should be preserved and shared with the rest of the world.
The community has a project of recovering ancient traditions
by the promotion of its ancient purification ritual. There,
we meet the community healer, referred to as Shaman, who
guides us through a magical night where we discover the most
amazing and unique Mayan ritual which was performed by
ancient Mayan in order to be reborn as warriors. We also
have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious dinner, swim in
the fresh water of a sacred sinkhole, referred to as cenote
and see a rural museum to learn how this people live in
harmony with nature.
The project was born from working with a Mayan community
and learning from their traditions and beliefs. The general
idea behind the project was to try to work directly with the
communities and to bring the tourism
directly to them, which will allow them to sustain their way
of life without having to leave their current villages in
search of work.
To respect the traditions and nature and preserve the family
bounds of the Mayans is very important to this region.
Bringing tourists to Dos Palmas community encourages the
family to stay together, preserve their customs and
traditions and allows them to sustain themselves financially
without having to leave their village in search of work.
The community offers to the visitors a magical night
in the heart of the jungle of the state of Quintana Roo.
Visitors will find themselves traveling through time by
being part of ancient Mayan rituals.
First the Shaman (Mayan priest) explains the importance of
living in harmony with nature, how these people learned to
work, breathe and walk with the natural elements.
We get prepared in soul and mind to enter the Temascal, (ancient
Mayan sauna bath) that is a semi circle rock structure where
experience the feeling of being reborn again as warriors
through a magical journey. Inside the temascal, we receive
volcanic stones preheated in the sacred fireplace outside
the temascal, and surrounded by this environment we relax
and enjoy natural infusions of herbs.
After a brief encounter with the temazcal and this ancient
Mayan traditions, we walk through a beautiful night in the
jungle heading for a refreshing swim in a Cenote (natural
fresh water sink holes) where we swim and regain our
After the swim the dinner will be served, the women of the
community prepare Mayan style chicken, that is cooked with
achiote (local BBQ like flavored seed),beans, rice and hand
In the end we walk through the Mayan community and we see
the way they live and learn more about their traditions.