"My time at Villa Sumaya was the highlight of my trip to Guatemala. Although it was not my first time traveling alone, I never have felt more welcomed by staff and guest. When I feel my patience fading during times of stress, now I close my eyes, picture Villa Sumaya, and remember all that I learned while I was there."

--Angela Wisely

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Getting Here


Villa Sumaya is located on the shores of  Lake Atitlan, Guatemala near the village of  Santa Cruz La Laguna.  The Villa is only 10 minute boat ride from Panajachel, which is a 3 hour drive from Guatemala’s international airport in Guatemala City.  Private shuttles from the airport may be organized through us via email. Payments for shuttles will be paid directly to the shuttle company.

Local boat transportation from Panajachel’s Tzanjuyu (sounds like san-who-you) dock is available every half hour (more or less) from 7:00am to 5:30pm, after 5:30pm there are two more boats at 6:30 and 7:30pm. . Price is about Q20 per person (about $3.00) .  Ask the boat driver to drop you off at the Villa Sumaya dock, otherwise you will have a 15 minute walk from the main Santa Cruz dock.  We recommend for late arrivals (after 5:30pm) you order a private boat that can also be arranged at the docks starting at $20.00 per trip with 1-2 people and $25 for 3-5 people. Villa Sumaya can also arrange for private boats at any arrival time.  If you would like for us to organize a private shuttle from the Airport or Antigua, and/ or a private boat from Panajachel to our dock,  just let us know in advanced.  Private boat fees can be added to your guest bill, but shuttles fees must be paid to the driver.  They do accept U.S. dollars or Guatemalan Quetzals.

Transportation is not included in our rates.  We have a wonderful Welcome Kit, which is full of helpful information about arriving into Guatemala, pricing, what to bring and more.. just inquire with us to receive this package.

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