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Mayan Sauna - Other Activity Todos Santos Cuchumatan - Guatemala

You can try a traditional Mayan sauna, or temazcal, at the Academia de Español y Mam Hispanomaya or the Casa Familiar. These are small stone-built or adobe structures, called a chuj, which you crawl into and sweat out any impurities. Wooden fires with stones onto which water, sometimes with herbs, is poured provide the steam. Many families have their personal versions, good for keeping healthy they say during the particularly chilly months of December and January, so ask your host family if you’re staying with one.


Location:
Todos Santos Cuchumatan, Guatemala

Other Activity Types:
Rituals

Travel Tips:

Some find the experience claustrophobic.

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Light clothes to wear inside (a sarong works well).



Here are other activities in and around Todos Santos Cuchumatan that may be of interest: Cumanchúm / Tojcunenchén,








By Joanne Sykes

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in...

17 May 2010




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