Travel writer and guidebook author Joshua Berman asks:
“I’m looking for a list of interesting community-based tourism opportunities in Maya communities of Chiapas, Campeche, and Yucatan area — know of any well known homestay programs? Community tour guides? Anyone the government tourism folks won’t tell me about?”
Community-based tourism has a mixed reputation. Sometimes it’s done well, other times it creates problems for locals and terrible experiences for visitors. That said, let’s open this up and ask for specific suggestions.