In rural Yucatan, subsistence farmers celebrate, build, cook, heal, teach, plant and raise children in some ways reminiscent of their pre-conquest ancestors. But things are changing. Eco-cultural tourism promotes traditional lifestyles by connecting local people with savvy travelers looking for respectful ways to experience other cultures.
“Meeting your neighbors and the 3 generations of hammock weavers was one of the highlights of our time. My son is thrilled with the little fruit hammock he made and brought it to school last week. This was a great way to learn about people here and we were totally comfortable even without Spanish.”