Tours Are Welcome

welcome sign to cafe tatin at Ak' Tenamit school tours welcome livingston guatemala tourist attraction

Please stop by for lunch as well as a tour of the Ak' Tenamit school. Find out more about our program at Ak' Tenamit.



We Are Green Deal Certified

A Green Deal certification for a hotel, restaurant, or travel agency tells customers that the business has taken steps not only to improve service to clients, but also to protect the environment, conserve energy, and comply with health and sanitation standards. Green Deal Certification at Buga Mama Restaurant Livingston GuatamalaThe Green Deal standards are monitored by the Rainforest Alliance, a well-financed, worldwide organization based in New York. The certification, conferred on the basis of on-site inspections, is managed in Guatemala by the Asociación Alianza Verde. The names of companies holding the Green Deal certification are posted on the Internet.

Green Deal Is Important for Guatemala Tourism

Contact the Guatemalan

Tomorrow Fund
The Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund Inc. is the nonprofit (501c3) fundraising arm of Ak' Tenamit. We coordinate all Rotary donations and work team visits to Ak' Tenamit. We transfer earmarked funds to Ak' Tenamit and provide required reports, photos, receipts, etc.

Contact: Mary Ellen Aumack, Executive Director
P.O. Box 3636, Tequesta, FL 33469
Tel: 561-747-9790
Fax: 561-747-0901

Welcome to Cafe Tatin at Ak' Tenamit

caprese salad with fresh vegetables and mozzarella buga mama restaurant  livingston guatamalaCafe Tatin is a pleasant spot to stop on the Rio Dulce while visiting the Livingston, Guatemala area. Cafe Tatin is a Sustainable Tourism School for students of the Maya tribes from the Ak' Tenamit school. Fresh fish is purchased daily from the local Livingston fishermen and you will be delighted with a home-cooked meal cooked and served by the students. Please stop by for a delicious meal and help support the Ak' Tenamit school.

cafe tatin lower level sustainable tourism school Ak' Tenamit livingston guatemalaAfter students are trained at Cafe Tatin on restaurant service basics, preparation and serving of menu items, they advance to continue their education at Buga Mama in Livingston, Guatamala. Buga Mama, meaning "Mouth of the River" is a tourist destination when exploring the Rio Dulce in Livingston, Guatemala. Stop by for refreshments or our delicious shrimp entrees!

This place enjoys the best location of any restaurant in town, and profits go to the Asociación Ak’ Tenamit.

There's a wide range of seafood as well as pasta and fajitas. All of the workers are trainees in a community sustainable tourism development program which enables them to continue individual growth as well as taking learned skills back to their rural villages.

buga mama restaurante ak tenamit students training as cooks Ak’ Tenamit, a school built nearby that engages 500 students of the Mayan culture in educational activities such as agriculture and hospitality. The students are trained at Cafe Tatin, a cafe on the Ak’ Tenamit grounds, then transferred to Buga Mama to complete their training.

caprese salad with fresh vegetables and mozzarella buga mama restaurant  livingston guatamalaAll proceeds from food and gifts purchased at Buga Mama are used to support the 500 students at Ak’ Tenamit to work toward a better life through education.

While boating past on the Rio Dulce in Livingston, Guatemala, don't forget to stop by and shop at our gift shop as well as enjoy our refreshing Lemonade. You won't be sorry that you stopped to help support these students. Stop by and support the Ak’ Tenamit students and have a delicious meal!

Purchase Gifts from Our Shop and Support a Student at Ak' Tenamit!

Purchase Authentic Mayan Handicrafts at Cafe Tatin


  • Purses
  • Shawls
  • Scarves
  • Handkerchiefs

Fair Trade Mayan shawls scaves purses at Cafe Tatin gift shop ak tenamit rio dulce guatemala



Our hand-crafted jewelry is created by Mayan artesans using polished stones and silver in the Mayan Tradition.

  • Necklaces
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Belts

Fair Trade Mayan jewelry earrings bracelets  at Cafe Tatin gift shop ak tenamit rio d

home items


100% natural products (corn husks & banana stalks). Painted in the Mayan tradition using natural elements.

  • Picture Frames
  • Wine Bags
  • Ornaments
  • Ornamental Bowls

Fair Trade Mayan wine bags ornament ornamental bowls at Cafe Tatin gift shop ak tenamit rio d












Hours: 10am - 6pm daily

On Rio Dulce - Livingston, Guatemala