Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum

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Responsible for the revitalization of the art of Maya Slate Carving, the Garcia sisters offer a collection of limestone and slate statues for guests to view and even purchase. They also keep the Maya way of living alive through many classes and workshops.

Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum


It all began when the sisters found a piece of slate in a field and were inspired to carve the rock into a whale. Although the tradition of slate carving had been lost since around 613 AD, the Garcia sisters say they found it within themselves to further the culture through this art form. Now guests can view an important part of the Maya heritage and even bring it home as a souvenir.

They offer a Maya cooking class, in which you will prepare many dishes. They will teach you how to make Mayan bolls, grind corn, bake tortillas, gather local eggs and chaya to make caldillo, and lastly, make Maya atoll or corn porridge. They also take visitors on the Edible and Medicinal tour, where you will learn about sacred plants, their uses and benefits, all guided by an authentic healer.

Learn about their healing traditions through many of their workshops. The Maya Sacred Ceremony is an intro class for beginners, where you will learn how to build a sacred altar. The Maya Blessing includes herbal tea, creating a sacred herb brush, and smudging, all to release negativity within yourselves.

You will also have the opportunity to learn how to prepare herbal ointments or participate in a Deep Cleansing.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum may choose to book their trip in San Antonio, as guests staying in this area of Belize will be excited to have during their visit. Since there is a large number of places to stay close to Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum, guests wishing to stay in the area will easily find something that suits their particular needs.

Hotels near Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Moonracer Farm Lodge Lodge 2.7 mi. (12.5 km) E
Inn The Bush Lodge 2.8 mi. (8.2 km) W
Macaw Bank Jungle Lodge Lodge 3.0 mi. (6.6 km) WNW
duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Resort Lodge 3.2 mi. (6.3 km) WNW

Location and What's Nearby

There are a few options to keep foreigners satisfied in the neighborhood nearby Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum. duPlooy's Jungle Lodge Restaurant, which has a menu full of Belizean dishes, is very close-by, making it a great option for patrons here. It is only about three miles away from this site's location, so stop in and peruse the menu. Gaïa Riverlodge Restaurant and Lounge and Chaa Creek Restaurant are some of the additional restaurant options close to Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum where travelers will have the chance to try something different in Belize.


Operating Hours

The museum is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Maya Cooking is $75 BZ per person. Edible and Medicinal tour costs $30 BZ per person. Maya healing traditions cost $75 BZ, and to learn how to prepare ointments will cost $50 BZ per person.

Conveniently, Garcia Sisters Tanah Mayan Art Museum accepts the following credit cards to make things easier: American Express, Master Card, and Visa.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (501) 669-4023 Or (501) 671-1753

Location: Cristo Rey Road, San Antonio, Belize




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