Plenty has worked closely with the TEA since its inception in 1990, offering financial, technical, moral and volunteer support.
This support has included:
Management and marketing assistance
Networking both in-country and internationally;
Workshops in wood carving and mask making from already felled wood and/or selective harvesting;
Joint planning and implementation of an environmental education program focusing on bird monitoring and conservation.
The mission of the TEA. is to create jobs in the villages, keep tourism to a manageable level, and educate visitors about the beauty and value of the indigenous cultures and the environment that the native people inhabit. To meet these goals, the TEA has several programs.
Key TEA Programs
TEA Village Guesthouse and Ecotrail Program- This is an Ecotourism Guesthouse stay in a Mayan or Garifuna Village guesthouse. Meals are taken with families. Sanitation standards are rigorously maintained. Jungle trail walks, visits to Mayan ruins, canoe rides, traditional Mayan or Garifuna music and more.
TEA Arts and Crafts - A large variety of Arts and Crafts created by local artisans is available for purchase through the TEA. For more information, click below to send us an email.
Mayan Woodcarvers provide needed income
for their families.
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