lunes, noviembre 7

San Antonio Necua: Cultural Richness, Conservation and Sustainable Development


San Antonio Necua (Photo courtesy of Alan Harper, PhD and Terra Board Member)
Six years ago the indigenous community of San Antonio Necua decided to use its broad cultural wealth and natural resources for the development of tourism activities that would generate income for their families. Those who previously visited the community for recreational purposes and exploited its natural camping areas, only left trash and no other positive benefit.
With this scenario is that the community decides to get organized and seeks for sustainable alternatives and ideas that were reflected in the Eco-tourism Plan that Terra Peninsular helped coordinate with the support of various government agencies and non profits. This Plan has been the basis for the development of various activities such as guided tours, where visitors can learn the history and culture of the community, as well as part of the ancestral knowledge mainly about the use of flora and fauna.
Visitor Center (Photo Courtesy of Alan Harper, PhD and Terra Board Member)
One of the Plan’s main highlights was the creation of a visitor center that was built through funding from the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples (Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas) and started operations in the spring of 2011. This space has a restaurant, museum, outdoor theater and sale spots for various products produced in the community, such as cheese, jams and of course the representative craft of the area: reed and willow basketry.
The museum and restaurant are open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. The restaurant offers traditional Mexican cuisine dishes, but also elements of the traditional Kumiai diet, such as quail.
San Antonio Necua's crafts (Photo Courtesy of Alan Harper, PhD and Terra Board Member)

We inivite you to visit San Antonio Necua and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in the kumiai land.
Contact: Leticia Arce Tel (646)102-7687 or through Terra Peninsular:  info@terrapeninsular.org Tel. (646)177-6800

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