Villa Sumaya is an eco-conscious, family-run, full-service retreat center. Set in the heart of the Mayan Highlands on the magnificent shores of Lake Atitlán, guests enjoy an uninterrupted vista of the lake and its three stunning volcanoes. A quick boat ride from Panajachel, Villa Sumaya is the ultimate getaway for soulful romantics and adventurers in search of reflection, rest, and ageless natural beauty.

Our vision at Villa Sumaya is to create and hold a personalized, nurturing space for your dream experience.


Free / Work-Trade

Karma Yoga Skilled Work Trade Program

Minimum stay: 5 nightsMaximum capacity: 2 people
Food included
We run our karma yoga initiatives during our green seasons (May/June and September/October).
Karma Yoga Wish List:

An amazing accountant
Professional photographers/videographers
A bilingual interpreter (fluent in English and Spanish) to participate in and translate Mayan fire ceremonies as part of our inaugural Mayan Studies training program in October 2016.

Please contact us if you’re interested in contributing volunteer work hours. Send us a cover letter with your proposal and resume/skill set.

Key Stats.

Year founded


Size of project site

15 hectares

Dry season

November to May

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

People on site

15 - 50

Wet season

June to October

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • private room

Vegetarian Food

  • restaurant on site
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

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