On the shore of Lake Atitlan, surrounded by volcanoes in the highlands of Guatemala, lies a unique destination: Lake Villa Guatemala.
This is not a typical hotel, guest house, retreat, or B&B. We create a one-of-a-kind experience. Lake Villa Guatemala is the perfect place for a personal retreat, honeymoon, or a special vacation. While many of our guests are vegetarian, even our non-veg guests rave about our meals!
We arrange tours in our private boat to explore the beauty of the lake and introduce you to the local towns, each of which has a unique culture and personality. We'll take you to local markets and cultural sites.
In our kayaks you can explore on your own or with a guide. We can arrange guided hikes up local volcanoes, or horseback riding at a nearby ranch.
We arrange fire ceremonies with local Mayan priests and personalized tours to acquaint you with local culture and spiritual practices. A visit to Santiago Atitlan isn't complete without a trip to the Catholic church, built by the Spanish in 1541 on the site of an ancient Mayan temple, or a stop to see Maximon.
Many guests enjoy ceremonies with the "chocolate shaman" in San Marcos la Laguna. We suggest combining your trip across the lake with a tour of the lovely village of San Juan la Laguna. San Juan is known for its art galleries, weaving cooperatives, and fabrics colored with all-natural dyes.
Lake Villa Guatemala offers a supportive environment for you to connect with nature and to explore your inner journey. We support silent retreats, Inquiry retreats, and will create a personalized vegan cooking workshop based on your food preferences.
A personal retreat is as individual as you are. Let's chat about what you want, and we'll make it happen for you. We'll take care of all the details, including your transportation, activities, and all meals.
Are you an artist? Beautiful subjects surround you. Are you a writer? We have lots of private space for you to write. Musician? We have an electronic piano and acoustic guitar available. The acoustics in the upper common area are amazing. Lake Villa Guatemala is the perfect place to get away from distractions and practice your craft.
Breakfast is included in your stay. Lunches are available upon request. Each night we offer a three-course dinner (soup or salad, entree, and dessert or glass of wine). We tailor our menu to meet your preferences. Meals are plant-based (pure vegetarian / vegan) and feature fresh produce from local sources, including our organic garden.
Pictured here: BBQ tempeh, crispy-but-healthy fries, beet salad, and green beans with mushrooms.
"This vacation met and surpassed all of our expectations. Traci is a gracious host who welcomes guests to share her dream location. The food was utterly amazing and the grounds were breathtakingly beautiful." - Mike and Jane, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada