Town of San Martín
In 2007, Global Dental Relief decided to extend care to areas closer to home and began working with indigenous populations in the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala.
The San Martín project begins and ends in Antigua, a UNESCO World heritage site and the ancient Spanish colonial capital of Central America. After a day learning about the intricate history and rich culture of this beautiful city and surrounding country, volunteers head out to the Mayan Highlands to begin work in the clinic.
After six days of fulfilling work and cultural immersion in the village of San Martín, volunteers return to Antigua, where they have the option of enjoying a weekend of activities and local shops and restaurants.
In 2016, Global Dental Relief extended its reach in Guatemala even further. Working in partnership with the local community, we set up a second clinic in Ciudad Vieja, the 16th-century capital of colonial Central America. Volunteers stay close by in charming and historic Antigua. After a week-long clinic, participants will have two days to relax in a lush jungle eco-lodge on the banks of beautiful, world-renowned Lake Atitlan.
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