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Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
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Villa Sumaya
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Villa Sumaya in Guatemala only gets better over time, which is amazing, because I've been coming here for 10 years and it was pretty stunning in year one. Wendy and her staff have a deep respect for the Mayan community and they incorporate the indigenous heritage in every way possible. The food is 5 star, and I mean for every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just taught a one week yoga retreat at Sumaya. I have taught retreats in Mexico, Israel, Egypt and Upstate NY and have never ever had such a phenomenal experience as I did this week. My main take aways: 1. The place is exquisite: the grounds are fabulous, the rooms are amazing and clean and the many relaxing nooks and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed at Villa Sumaya twice, both times for a weeklong yoga retreat, and both times it was a heavenly escape. The views of Lake Atitlan are breathtaking, the accomodations are rustic but comfortable and fit perfectly into the natural setting, and the food - ahh the food - always fresh, healthy and delicious! I enjoyed every meal so much.... More 

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Kansas City, MO
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Villa Suymaya has something for anyone who is seeking a retreat of mind, body and spirit or someone seeking a tranquil base for exploration. I spent 9 days there on a “personal retreat” which, for me, involved lots of walking, yoga, and meditation as well as a few trips to local villages, a cooking class, and several types of body... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I am completing a 2 week personal retreat at Villa Sumaya, and I can't say enough great things about it. I love the people who work here. Wendy Stauffer, the owner, is an awakened spiritual teacher in the Buddhist tradition. She generously shared her guidance and wisdom with me. Krystalyn, the resident yoga instructor, henna artist and leader of sacred... More 

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Metro DC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Villa Sumaya is a very special place to connect to your deepest self and emerge transformed by the experience. The property is visually stunning, meticulously cared for, and bursting with healing energy. Come for yoga, meditation, massages, group retreats, swimming, healthy eating, and a connection to traditional Mayan fire ceremonies. My wife and I will make this an annual trip.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I attended Villa Sumaya as part of a yoga retreat and to personally rest, rejuvenate and reconnect . It is a beautiful setting with many places to retreat to for quiet yet it also provides the balance of physical activity such as swimming, kayaking, immersing in a hot tub or sauna and hiking. The setting is beautiful with 2 prominent... More 

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Westminster, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A charming boutique hotel that caters to those who love relaxing in beautiful places. There are activities as well; hikes, yoga, massages and kayaking for example. You can also visit the other pueblos on the lake where there is amazing shopping! I will definitely be back!

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I recently attended a retreat at Villa Sumaya, and it was fantastic! Wendy and her staff are professional, friendly, and helpful, and the property is full of gorgeous nooks and crannies that provide perfect opportunites to embrace the present moment. I especially enjoyed the yoga studio, which is tastefully decorated and overlooks that lake. I highly recommend a personal retreat... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was basically like staying at my grandma's house where when I was sad, people would tell me I was made of light and joy, and when there were bugs, someone would come get rid of them for me. What more could you want? But really, it's wonderful. The accommodations are beautiful, the labyrinth of paths and nooks feels like... More 

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Address: Santa Cruz La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Villa Sumaya Hotel Santa Cruz La Laguna
Villa Sumaya Guatemala/Lake Atitlan

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