Traditional Tortilla Making with Ms. Bo

Traditional Tortilla Making with Mrs. Bo


This tour takes place in the Mayan village of Santa Ana, where you will enter into the home of Eusebia Bo. Mrs. Bo will open her home to you, ushering you across the dirt floor of the kitchen and around her traditional mud stove. You will be able to help out in the processes of shucking dried corn, boiling, washing and grinding the kernels into a corn dough, and then shaping the dough to form round tortillas. After attempting to shape the tortillas, you will wonder how Mrs. Bo can make perfectly round ones every single time, until she tells you that she has been practicing since the age of 8!

The Mayan diet traditionally included a lot of corn, along with main staples such as squash, beans and chili peppers, and modern Maya people still follow a largely similar diet to their ancestors. Mrs. Bo, a mother of 10, regularly makes 120 corn tortillas a day to feed her entire family. Once the hard work of cooking the tortillas is done, you can relax on one of the kitchen’s hammocks and eat them with fresh eggs and tomatoes. Whilst you eat, conversing with Mrs. Bo will allow you to gain a fascinating insight into Mayan village life.

Cotton Tree Lodge is happy for you to tailor your tour, so you may choose to either drive or cycle to Santa Ana, and kayak back to the lodge if you so wish.








CTL provides water, Mrs Bo provides tortillas


no recommendations


sunscreen, insect repellant, camera


For Room Only & Full Board
Children age 4 – 12, half price

4 people minimum

All prices are subject to tax & service charge