Note: The reporter wrongly uses the name Dieter Zimmer instead of Dieter Richter.
In 2004, Café Arqueológico Yaxha was founded in Flores, Peten, Guatemala with the idea of creating a place where interested travellers can find useful information about the Mayan culture and especially the archaeological sites of the area.
Photos, maps, newspaper articles, and drawings of different archaeological sites and projects cover our restaurant walls, and informative books about the Mayan World fill our library shelves. Furthermore, archaeologists and scientists currently working at Mayan sites often use our café as an international meeting point and give conferences about different topics of the Mayan civilization.
On our tours, visitors gain deep insight into the scientific work at sites currently under investigation. We arrange tours to sites that travellers usually do not have the opportunity to visit such as to buildings under excavation or investigation tunnels. Some of these sites are susceptible to looters. However, because looters will not work in sites regularly frequented by people, our tours, and your participation in them, helps protect these incredible Mayan sites.
Dieter Richter is a German architect, specialized in Mayan architecture, who has collaborated at the multidisciplinary project of the "Triangulo Cultural" (Cultural Triangle) - Yaxha, Nakum, Naranjo.
Anne Weirauch has studied business administration and foreign languages in Germany. She got fascinated by the Mayan in Petén. She is in charge of tour bookings and webdesign.