Our Center

Dive deeply into the refreshing natural beauty of this stunning landscape. Within the vast, majestic horizons, you’ll find a deeper connection with your heart’s song and a rejuvenated sense of well being.  

We have 23 comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms. Our secluded lakefront cove is the perfect sanctuary for a peaceful getaway and features:

• Three inspiring group studios
• Several majestic open-air lounges
• Four Harmony Spa healing huts
• Our very own Café Sumaya Sol

Group Studios
Blue Tiger Temple
Tara Temple
Meetings & Workshops
Group Studios

Group Studios

At Villa Sumaya, we’ve created a sacred and inspiring atmosphere that offers a space to sink in, relax and reconnect with the freedom of inner peace. Whether you will be practicing yoga, meditation, writing, creativity or movement, our center has the nourishing setting and necessary equipment to support your program.

Our spacious group rooms are designed to accommodate and encourage dynamic gatherings. Simple, eclectic décor with panoramic views, hardwood floors, thatched roofs and elegant altar spaces set the tone for deepening practices. Both temples are equipped with yoga props, meditation cushions, bolsters, straps, blocks, blankets, and sound systems. A small props closet and two bathrooms complete the functionality of these sacred sanctuaries.

Our studios may be used by individuals and groups with a variety of interests. We provide low chairs and white boards, ideal for writing groups as well as long tables and chairs for business or art oriented groups. Additionally, we can provide accomplished yoga, meditation or breath-work coaches to further enhance your program.

Blue Tiger Temple

Blue Tiger Temple

Our lakefront studio (1,150 sq ft), Blue Tiger Temple, accommodates up to 35 people for yoga or more for meditation, dance, writing, shamanic journeys, art retreats and non-profit or executive team-building workshops. Dedicated to group practice since 2004, this studio has hosted hundreds of groups, ranging from yoga retreats and ceremonial journeys to art workshops and professional trainings. Blue Tiger echoes our intention to cultivate an invigorating environment to support the flourishing of a variety of group and individual practices.

group meditation temple
Tara Temple

Tara Temple

Tara Temple (650 sq ft) accommodates up to 18 for yoga or more for meditative arts or body movement practices. Situated on the top floor of Lotus House, Tara Temple offers a stunning 180 degree panoramic view of the gorgeous skyline. Sunrises and sunsets are exceptionally stunning. Tara Temple is the site of our annual New Year’s Bhakti Yoga Retreat and house-sponsored silent meditation retreats. This nurturing sanctuary space provides an inspiring field for deepening practice.

Tara Temple
Meetings & Workshops

Meetings & Workshops

Both multipurpose studios may be used by individuals and groups with a variety of interests. We provide low chairs and white boards, ideal for writing groups as well as long tables and chairs for business or art oriented groups. Additionally, we can provide accomplished yoga, meditation or breath-work coaches to further enhance your program.

A wide variety of organizations have enjoyed our quiet setting as a platform for strengthening their work together. We offer all-inclusive buffet meals in our lakefront dining room, as well as snacks and beverages delivered to your group room during break-times. Spa services further add a personal touch, leaving your participants and their partners grounded, clear and highly productive.

Our exotic location offers team building, individual empowerment and an executive get away that will prove to be an unforgettable excursion of a lifetime! Cultural tours and adventurous outings can supplement your agenda, meeting all the needs of your company’s vision.


Harmony Spa

Harmony Spa offers rejuvenating healing sessions. Our experienced practitioners will provide you with a customized session. Treat yourself to this soothing experience. Services vary depending upon the time of year.

Menu of Services

Swedish Massage
Thai Massage
Energy Healing
Private Yoga Sessions
Meditation Instruction


One hour – $75
One hour and a half – $100
Two hour – $130

Food & Drinks

Cafe Sumaya Sol
Drinks & Snacks
Sumaya Sol Cookbook
Cafe Sumaya Sol

Cafe Sumaya SolOur restaurant offers a stunning view of the lake and a culinary-conscious menu for slow food aficionados and eco-epicureans. A vegetarian-based, eclectic blend of local and international cuisine created from Guatemala’s cornucopia of fruit and vegetables. (Chicken and fish available.)


Our homemade buffets are abundant and freshly prepared in our kitchen daily. Each meal is balanced to meet the nutritional needs of our active clientele. Breakfast buffets include a main dish, granola, yogurt, fruit and daily specials. Luncheon buffets include a hearty vegetarian main course, organic greens, homemade bread and a local fruit platter. Dinner buffets include soup, vegetarian entrée, seasonal side dishes, organic greens and a scrumptious dessert.

During our retreat season, we serve buffet meals at designated times. In our slower moments, guests are invited to order off the menu. The vast majority of our group packages include 2-3 daily meals. We are happy to pack both breakfasts and lunches to go.

Buffet Prices      

Breakfast $10
Lunch $12
Dinner $18

We include a 10% service charge on all cafe bills. Chicken and fish $7 per portion. Due to popular demand, we sell our Cafe Sumaya Sol e-cookbook, featuring recipes from our kitchen’s international vegetarian cuisine.

Drinks & Snacks

Juice and smoothiesOur juice bar features exotic smoothies as well as our famous home-brewed strawberry ginger kombucha. Our extensive self-service hot beverage bar offers over 30 alluring teas while our coffee bar features organic artisan coffee from a local cooperative. Tea and coffee service is available 24/7 at no extra cost. Additionally, we offer local beers, wine, home made margaritas and cuba-libres, for those looking to relax with a cocktail.

Our kitchen specializes in raw homemade treats including cacao bliss balls, fruit rolls, granola bars and savory sprouted flax crackers. We welcome you to try our delicious homemade cranberry biscotti or our selection of locally made artisans chocolate confections. Baked goods are produced daily. The scent of fresh bread and tortillas is utterly intoxicating!

Sumaya Sol Cookbook

Established in 2000, our restaurant has been a focal point of daily life where we have gathered for nourishment and human fellowship. After several years of requests for a Villa Sumaya cookbook, our Café Sumaya team proudly completed their first edition in 2011. We are pleased to present an updated fourth edition cookbook, filled with many delicious and wholesome recipes.

Our cookbook is a compilation of original, adapted and invented recipes from various sources.

The Sumaya Sol cookbook is a PDF file that will be shared with you upon confirmation of payment. Click the PayPal button below to submit your $10.25 ($9.95 + 3% fee) payment and send a note to info@villasumaya.com with any questions!

Hot Tubs and Saunas

Hot Tub

Our complimentary, solar-heated, stone hot tub oasis is tastefully tucked above our garden lounge. We also have a hot-tub in our Lakefront Lounge that can be heated on request. For a detoxifying sweat, our electric sauna can be reserved for a small charge or we offer a complete Chichimeca Sweat Ceremony in our beautiful custom-designed lakefront sauna.

Spirit Dog Boutique

Our on-site, fair trade showcase features an diverse array of individually-selected handicrafts from Guatemalan and international artisans. You will find just the right mementos and gifts for all your loved ones.

Spirit Dog Boutique

Concierge Services

We are happy to organize all your transportation, spa services and cultural outings.

Villa Sumaya Map


I've had many amazing adventures since those 8 days at Villa Sumaya, yet it still remains the place in the world that I think of as the most peaceful, spiritual and magical.


This has been one of the most perfect weeks I have ever experienced. Everything here was beyond my expectations. From the surroundings to the people in the villages, the staff, the center, the food, just everything!


We loved it beyond words. As a retreat leader, I was so deeply moved by the authenticity of the offerings and of the space. I have not hosted a retreat where so many components of MIND/BODY/SPIRIT converged together. So much has to do with the care implemented to honor the Mayan community and incorporate them directly into our learning and living for a week. Everything was of such high caliber. I appreciated so much the level of neatness,  order and cleanliness in such an elaborate setting. We all felt it and saw it. The sweet gentleness of the staff, always with a kind smile on their faces for us. It felt like home. COMMUNITY is evident and clear at Villa Sumaya. It was profound for all of us.

Angela Wisely

My time at Villa Sumaya was the highlight of my trip to Guatemala. 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.


This was a wonderful stay; it was like being with family. Everyone is so friendly, helpful and good at what they do and always ready with a smile and friendly word. The food was amazingly good and the variety was a gift. The grounds are beautiful, lush, and so relaxing. Wendy is a gift of bright light and love and her energy pervades everything at Villa Sumaya.


The most wonderful relaxing environment that restores your peace and helps you appreciate life. You'll meet wonderful people and achieve a sense of calm not possible anywhere else.

Nubia Teixeira and Jai Uttal

Comfortable space to rest and to feel the spirit while nurturing the senses. Wonderful services, staff and treatments. A gem to add in the heart of your spiritual journeys.

Rhonda and Eric

For both of us, the week at Villa Sumaya was a transformational experience, and I don’t often use that term.

Patricia Lee Lewis

Every winter since 2006, Villa Sumaya has enfolded our groups of creative writers and yoginis in her beautiful arms.

Jeanne Heileman

Yoga Instructor in Los Angeles, California

I have never felt the power of Nature and Her healing qualities as much as I did when teaching and practicing at Villa Sumaya. The land is sacred and magically healing.