Each Friday the school makes available a list of activities for the following week. Instruction includes one free activity per week per student, of those on the list. In order to participate in a given activity, each student need only sign up on the roster. Some activities may change from week to week, and some may require a minimum number of students.
Horseback riding is a worthwhile experience which allows a student to explore nature and to get to know the Indigenous culture in the company of a local guide.
The Bird Sanctuary is a natural reserve in a beautiful location, where visitors may relax, enjoy nature and learn about local birds.
Hot Springs: (Eco Spa) (minimum sign-up required)
These are located 45 minutes away by car, along an unpaved road. A visit to these springs will improve your mental and physical well-being.
A Hike in the Mountains:
Normally this activity takes place only on the weekends, as the hike takes some time. It can be a worthwhile experience as it permits students to practice their Spanish at length with a local guide, while visiting scenic and remote natural areas.
The goal of the cooking class is to acquaint oneself with local Honduran cooking, through the preparation of local dishes.
There are two options:
- Cook with a Chorti Mayan family.
- Cook with teachers in the school.
“Salsa” Dancing Class (minimum sign-up required):
The school offers students the opportunity to attend a dancing class. This enables students to learn the popular Latino dance called Salsa.
Visit a Coffee Plantation (minimum sign-up required):
One of the principal harvests of this region is coffee. The school offers students the chance to observe the coffee production process step-by-step.
Visit a School in the Mountains:
The object of this activity is to spend time with kids in their Chorti Mayan community, reading stories and playing games with them.
Students are able to enjoy a movie night. It provides a change of routine and an opportunity to improve one’s Spanish and interact with others.
An Afternoon at the Pool:
During summer, a refreshing activity is an afternoon at a local swimming pool, located in a private property.
Activities Which Students may Do on their Own (not organized by the School):
- Visit the interactive museum of Mayan history and culture, called Casa K’inich (House of the Sun). This is a short walk from the Parque Central, and provides an excellent foundation for understanding Mayan history and culture
- Take a Canopy Tour
- Visit the Archeological Park (Mayan Ruins), its tombs and museum
- Visit La Finca El Cisne (“The Swan” farm)
- Visit La Finca Santa Isabel
- Visit El lugar de té y chocolate (The Tea / Chocolate place)