A Picturesque Retreat Center Located on the Shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

"You will be able to witness some of the most spectacular sunsets your eyes have ever seen.
The internal growth that will take place by you staying a while in Villa Sumaya is worth the journey there. You will not regret it. Om Shanti "

--Ernesto Ortiz

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A Perfect Place for a Yoga Retreat, Yoga Teacher Training or a Personal Retreat in Central America

Villa Sumaya, featured in Taschen's Great Yoga Retreats, is an eco oriented, full service, retreat center, and hotel,  serendipitously  situated on the picturesque shores of Lake Atitlan (at 1,500 ms/4,500 ft ASL). With an uninterrupted vista punctuated only by a skyline of three perfect volcanoes, Villa Sumaya is the ultimate high for romantics and adventurers in search of rest, reflection and ageless natural beauty. Our unpretentious, thatch roofed complexes, have luxurious rooms, private baths and patios.  Our property boasts spacious gardens, café/bar, gift shop, hot tub, sauna, and outdoor pergolas that are all set beautifully in the natural surroundings. We specialize in group packages that can accommodate up to 40 guests comfortably and also cater to individuals who want to create their own personal retreat.  There are lots of great options! We are located in Santa Cruz la Laguna on Lake Atitlan, in Guatemala, a 15 minute boat ride from Panajachel.

Voted #2 in Central America and # 25 in the world in 2012 for Relaxation/Spa Hotels by Trip Advisor

December 27 - January 3, 2015 with Akasha Ellis

New Years Bhakti Yoga Retreat

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January 3 – 10th, 2015 – Villa Sumaya’s Wellness Retreat

Yoga and Cooking

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Our retreat center offers nineteen luxurious rooms to cater to your different needs. From our treetop bungalows for the single traveler or couple who want privacy, with a view to a spacious room in the center of it all for the happy family.

Our intention everyday is to create and support an atmosphere that provides a space for our guests to seek and discover their deepest personal, and spiritual wishes. From the smallest details in the rooms, gardens and temples to the haunting beauty of Lake Atitlan’s Volcanic landscape one can simply let go and be held. Please come join us for a truly amazing retreat, vacation, spa service or event.

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Group Retreats & Yoga Studios

We have two world-class group facilities. Both the Blue Tiger and Tara Temples boast gorgeous thatched roofs, unique Asian motif, full panoramic lake/volcanic view, and hard wood floors. The Blue Tiger Temple is 1150 square feet while the Tara Temple space is 650 square feet. Both locations are ideal for group activities such as a yoga retreat, yoga teacher training, dance, active and sitting meditation, art groups, writing workshops, martial arts, shamanistic ceremonies, impromptu drama, kirtan-chanting, think tanks, family reunions, Spanish immersion and weddings.  If you’re a teacher, instructor, trainer, shaman, mentor or guru looking for an inspiring facility to rent, consider bringing your students to Villa Sumaya retreat center for a breathtaking getaway they’ll never forget.

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