We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Moon course was amazing!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Las Piramides

We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in San Marcos La Laguna
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Las Piramides
Save
You added Las Piramides to your Saves list
, San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala   |  
Hotel amenities
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Moon course was amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

You only get to stay here if you are taking the classes and it is so worth it. The moon course is a month long but I would highly recommend looking more into it. If you are just visiting for a short time, sign up for a yoga in the temple, very cool. Also ask at reception and do a private session with Marcus 250Q, hard to explain the amazingness of it but it made a huge impact on me and was the reason I stayed for a month and did the whole Moon course.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

15 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    13
    1
    0
    0
    1
See reviews for
Families
0
Couples
0
9
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Toronto
Level Contributor
58 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My week-long stay at Las Piramides was the highlight of my five week trip in Central America. Although everyone else was there on a three month or one month retreat, there was no problem for me to stay just for one week. The pyramid hut I shared with one other woman was fairly rustic but perfectly adequate. There's no kitchen--you cook your own food in the all-vegetarian kitchen and with an abundance of cheap produce nearby and decent health food stores, it's easy to make food on the cheap.

All in all, for less than $25 a day, it's a pretty good deal as it includes lodging, gentle hatha yoga class in the morning, a mid-morning metaphysics lecture, and a evening meditation class. Plus there's a really great library and the grounds and nicely leafy and shady. And it's right in San Marcus, so you can pop into the great restaurants for a strong coffee or healthy meal.

This is a great place to peace out on the shore of gorgeous Lake Atitlan and recharge. San Marcos is a perfectly peaceful and friendly place, if without any amenities like banks. But this was definitely just what I needed.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I came here for a Tarot Card reading and an emotional release type therapy thing later on. Both sessions were really enjoyable; they were done by the same therapist, an English guy called Marcus. He was very fun and understanding. These were the only things I had done so I can't comment on the rest but it looked really interesting, e.g. crystal healings with Egyptian massages etc. But I don't really believe in that type of thing so I just went for the psychological/emotional stuff instead. If you go I would highly recommend Marcus as a therapist. Sometimes it helps to have someone to let out painful trapped emotional stuff, and it's a lot cheaper to do that here than back home!! my tarot card reading unlocked a major answer to my question, it basically cleared up the reason I came on my whole trip on the first place. So very good. My second reading it was just nice having someone to talk to about something very painful.

The rest of the place; the grounds were beautiful and the buildings of the centre were striking. It was well-signposted but secretive and mysterious at the same time, with many winding paths and half-hidden entrances by bushes etc. I really liked it. I liked the Reception area because there was a shop with some really cool things in; crystals etc. I ended up buying some nice flower essence that you can put in drinking water. I liked the girl who worked on reception, she was quite nice. There was one who was quite rude to me the first time I visited, but I cant remember whether it was the same girl or not. But anyway, if it was she was nice enough the second time round.

I think you'd get a lot out of a visit/stay here if you are very spiritual and holistic, but even if you are not and are skeptical etc., you could still benefit from a visit to the emotional/psychologist therapist. Overall, I would recommend Las Piramides and would definitely go back there if I was ever in the area again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Antigua, Guatemala
Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This place is something special. If you have a month to spare, definitely consider doing the moon retreat. This isn't really a hotel, you have to do the classes as well, but if you haven't looked into this place do it. If you are at all interested in meditation, yoga, or metaphysics, this is the joint.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
Was this review helpful? Yes 6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have to travel too far from home (the US) to find a place such as Las Piramides - a haven to search for spiritual enlightenment and personal retreat.

I don't think they book rooms to people not participating in their programs but you should definitely look into them if you are into new age, yoga, spiritual guidance, personal growth, or are just looking to find direction in life.

I stayed there for one day only and participated in their yoga and metaphysics class. However, I would have loved to remain for the entirety of the course - one month.

San Marcos is also a great town focusing on New Age matters where you can take a variety of courses including massage, reiki, yoga, etc.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2008

This is one of the best places I know where you can enjoy spiritual issues, nature and meet other travellers.

You cannot stay there without visiting the classes, so it is not a hotel. If you only want to sleep in a Piramide you are not in the right place. The place invites people to interact and enjoy the classes/meditaion/yoga etc.

You can stay in a small Piramide (up to 2 persons) or in the dormitory (up to 4). Alway be aware of your stuff. Lock the doors when you are in class or our swimming in the lake. A spiritual place means not that you are out off the real world. So take normal precautions.

Diner can be served in the vegetarian restaurant or you can cook it yourself in the communual kitchen.

The real name of the place is: Las Piramides del Ka

  • Liked — The atmosphere and the meditation sessions
  • Disliked — Communal toilets
  • Stayed January 2004, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Marcos
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2008

Your Pyramid/room does not have a bathroom; the toilets and showers are at a separate location. People have broken into or walked into unlock room and taken things.

Anyone can walk onto the property and gain access to your Pyramid.

The police will not do anything.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Marcos La Laguna
0.0 mi away
Posada Schumann
Posada Schumann
#2 of 2 in San Marcos La Laguna
3.5 of 5 stars 51 reviews
0.0 mi away
La Casa del Mundo Hotel
La Casa del Mundo Hotel
#1 of 2 in Jaibalito
4.5 of 5 stars 493 reviews
0.0 mi away
Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature...
#3 of 6 in Santa Cruz La Laguna
4.5 of 5 stars 370 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Lomas de Tzununa
Lomas de Tzununa
#4 of 6 in Santa Cruz La Laguna
5.0 of 5 stars 240 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel IslaVerde
Hotel IslaVerde
#6 of 6 in Santa Cruz La Laguna
4.5 of 5 stars 217 reviews
0.0 mi away
Hotel Atitlan
Hotel Atitlan
#4 of 30 in Panajachel
4.5 of 5 stars 466 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Las Piramides? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Las Piramides

Address: , San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > San Marcos La Laguna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in San Marcos La Laguna
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Las Piramides Hotel San Marcos La Laguna
Las Piramides Guatemala/San Marcos La Laguna

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Las Piramides, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.