While in Belize recently, I participated in a program called the Toledo Ecotourism Association (TEA), which was founded in 1990 to encourage visitors to make it to the Maya, Garifuna, and Kekchi villages of southern Belize, well off the typical beaten path for travelers.
I plan to write more on my experience later (which was definitely worthwhile), but for now, I’ll give you a little tour into the village guesthouses, which is something I couldn’t find any information on before I left. I’m told that all the villages have the same guesthouse, and there are currently six villages participating in the program for overnight stays: San Jose, Santa Elena, San Antonio, Laguna, Medina Bank, and San Miguel. I was in San Jose. (Fair warning that I’m apparently a horrible videographer — this was my first attempt at it. I’ll work on it for the future!)