About This Center

Villa Sumaya is the ideal venue for a group retreat such as yoga retreats, Shamanic, spiritual or meditation retreat, dance. healing arts, creative workshops and Mayan or language studies and family gatherings or corporate trainings. Whether you are joining a retreat or creating one, you will find our facility to posess all the necessary elements for an enjoyable experience.

For those interested in coming to a retreat, we have a list under our Upcoming Retreats page that is quite extensive. Our selection is filled with talented and creative teachers providing amazing group workshops. At Villa Sumaya, we support your experience by offering three delicious vegetarian buffets per day, a variety of spa treatments, a hot tub, sauna, lush gardens with hammocks and of course our very beautiful accommodations. You will practice in one of our inspiring studios that over look the lake and its magestic volcanoes. Coming to Villa Sumaya will be a memorable vacation in your life.

For group organizers we provide an excellent venue that will support you as the group facilitator. Along with our breathtaking location and facility we offer administrative support and years of experience to ensure a smooth week. Group leaders are eligible for discounts depending on size of group. We will help you organize transportation, tours of the lake, Shamanic ceremonies and more. Ask for our Tours and Activities package for current offerings. Our rates are often at least 25% less than comparable centers in Central America.

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  • Ernesto Ortiz   January 22, 2015

      The Mirror of the Gods

    The mirror of the Gods I have been coming to Villa Sumaya for the past 10 years. I have gotten to know the owner and the employees quite well. Sometime I come with groups two times a year and I will continue coming again and again. Guatemala and Lake Atitlan are magical, the indigenous culture is strong and beautiful, that adds a lot for my group experience. Lake Atitlan is nicknamed The Mirror of the Gods, the name I give it is The Playground of the Gods. It is simply a magnificent location, a slice of paradise that you will fall in love with. Villa Sumaya is a refection of the spirituality and love of the owner for the land and the people. She has created a beautiful retreat center that nurtures your soul and your body. The Tara and Tiger temples are beautiful for any spiritual, yoga practice, The food is vegetarian and delicious, the rooms are perfect for a retreat place, many of them with majestic views of the lake and the volcanoes. The staff is friendly and always ready to help, it is uncommon to find one without a smile on their face. I highly recommend Villa Sumaya for a personal or a group retreat. You will absolutely love it. Ernesto Ortiz

  • Araminta Barbour   October 14, 2014

      Villa Sumaya Review

    Villa Sumaya is an incredibly beautiful & unique retreat space . It has been a delight to study and teach here. The staff are incredibly warm, helpful and talented and the temple spaces are inspiring and provide powerful containers for deep work. The rooms and bathrooms and all the spa features, gardens - EVERYTHING is brimming with attention to detail and love of beauty, elegance and colour. It is always such a joy to be at this magical lake!

Outstanding Retreat 2015 Award - Villa Sumaya

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To be. Susan

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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