Guatemala Retreat 2025

February 9th-16th, 2025 (sold out)

(SOLD OUT) I have planned the most amazing retreat yet in Guatemala – a mixture of adventure, relaxation and connection with ancient Maya history and spirituality. I expect it to sell out quickly with just 18 spots available.

What to Expect

Our private retreat center with lake and volcano views, option to explore villages across the lake by boat taxi or take a paddle or a kayak or swim! We will meet in the beautiful colonial capital of Antigua, Guatemala. Option to arrive early and explore this beautiful historic city. Beautiful accommodations with epic views, massage and sweat lodge onsite, private chef and local cooking lesson. Short flight into the jungle to visit the ancient ruins of Tikal, we will stay 2 nights in the jungle with tour guide through the archaeological site plus yoga near the pyramids. Luxury rooms with delicious food and swimming pool. Explore nearby villages, indigenous cultures and artisan textiles and coffee. This is the cultural experience of a lifetime.

A Taste of Our Itinerary

  • luxury accommodations
  • yoga every day with lake and volcano views
  • sunrise hike over the lake
  • coffee tour
  • nature hike and wildlife tour
  • indigenous market
  • kayaking, standup paddle boarding
  • 60-min massage by the lake
  • private cooking class
  • explore ancient ruins in the jungle
  • authentic ceremony with a Maya Shaman (my mother)
  • and much more…

Ready to reserve a spot? Just choose your accommodation below to pay your $600 non-refundable deposit. As always feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have!


Accommodation Options

(SOLD OUT) Exceptional Private Room

1 queen bed, private bathroom, epic views

$2,222 USD


(SOLD OUT) Exceptional Double

2 beds, private bathroom, epic views

$1,986 USD


(SOLD OUT) Special Private Room

1 queen bed, *shared* bathroom (bathroom is shared)

$1,804 USD


(SOLD OUT) Wonderful Double Room

2 beds, private bathroom, (price is per person) 2 people to share. You can reserve with a friend or we will match you with somebody awesome.

$1,753 USD


(SOLD OUT) Wonderful Double Casita (couple)

1 queen bed for a couple, private bathroom, (price is per person).

$1,664 USD


FAQ

What’s Included?
  • Dynamic morning yoga daily
  • Relaxing evening yoga daily
  • Use of mat, blocks
  • Fresh gourmet breakfasts & dinners daily
  • Fresh filtered water, coffee, tea, juice
  • Daily natural hot stone sauna
  • Use of kayaks and paddle board
  • Transport from Guatemala City to Antigua
  • Transport Antigua to Panajachel
  • Boat transport across Lake Atitlan
  • 1 60-min massage
  • Custom cotton robe
  • Guatemalan food cooking class
  • Day trip to Chichicastenango Market
  • Transport Flores to Tikal
  • 2 nights at Jungle Lodge
  • 2 dinner + 2 breakfast at Jungle Lodge
  • 1 Sunrise + 1 day pass to Tikal + tour guide
  • Transport back to Flores & to Guat. airport
What’s not Included?
  • Lunches, alcoholic beverages
  • Flights to/from Guatemala City
  • Flights to/from Flores Tikal ($140 round trip)
  • Extra hotel stays before/after
  • Tips to staff
  • Extra excursions, extra massages
  • Gifts, souveneirs
Can I come alone or with a friend?

Yes! If you come as a couple or as 2 friends you can room with your person, or if you are enrolling alone we can match you with someone else to share a room with 2 beds. There are limited private singles if you prefer privacy.

Where do I fly into?

You will fly into Guatemala City airport where you will then get a taxi to Antigua (about 1 hour $30) and we can help arrange.

How do I reserve my spot? Is there a payment plan?

Simply choose your accommodation and click the link to pay for non-refundable $600 deposit. Next, we will break up your balance into monthly payments and charge your credit card at the 1st of each month until you are paid in full. Or, get a 5% discount by paying in full via check.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

There is a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit. We do understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur, but because of our pre-retreat financial obligations to the center, deposits cannot not be refunded. Before you sign up, please make sure this is a retreat you can the make time and space to attend. Full payment is due 90 days before the start of the retreat. We highly recommend the purchase of travel insurance just to be safe.

What will the food be like?

The food will be so, so, SO good! This is a healthy retreat inspired by the Guatemalan culture, food will be locally sourced and freshly prepared according to the dietary preferences and needs of the group. it will be rich, colorful, plentiful and delicious as can be, chicken, eggs and meat will also be on the menu. There will also be tea and coffee in abundance. Hearty breakfast/brunch will be provided and lunches are free to discover on your own in the town.

What kinds of amenities will there be?

A luxury retreat center on the shores of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala

Located just outside the Mayan indigenous village of San Marcos la Laguna on the shores of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan, Casa Paloma has been lovingly developed over more than twenty years as a retreat center and gathering place where workshop leaders, teachers, friends and family reunion groups can come together to spend time, share wonderful meals, explore the Mayan world and the natural beauty of the area, practice yoga, swim, kayak, hike or simply relax.

It is unlike any other property you have ever been to, or even seen online. The spaces themselves have unique details, infused with Guatemalan art and design. The surrounding gardens are filled with a wide variety of plants, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

On top of all this, there is the most breathtaking view of Lake Atitlan and the surrounding volcanoes and villages. Wow. It looks and feels like a dream, and will be one of the most memorable visits of your lifetime. The village of San Marcos—a ten minute walk from the property—offers a wide range of healing opportunities as well as lively restaurants and cafes and purveyors of local crafts and a small nature preserve.  But you don’t have to leave the property to experience nature:  one recent guest to Casa Paloma counted thirty distinct species of birds, all observed (and heard) from the Casa Paloma gardens in the early morning hours.

What’s the weather like in February?

February is a great month to visit Guatemala. Temp will be 82 high and 51 during the evenings. Days are predominantly warm and sunny, but it’s not as challenging to find hotel accommodation compared to during the busier periods of January and Easter. It is a wonderful time to explore Guatemala’s beautiful villages, markets, lake scenery and dramatic Maya ruins.

Can you accommodate my dietary restrictions?

Yes! We have hired a private chef to cook for our group all week and we they will be able to fulfill your requests as much as possible. If you have a anaphylactic serious allergy to anything at all please let us know ahead of time so we can make sure we can accommodate your needs.

What’s a typical day look like? (sample itinerary)
  • Saturday 9/8
  • (option) Arrive a day early to explore Antigua
  • 2/9 Sunday – Retreat Day 1
  • Meet in Antigua for a 1-hour shuttle ride to catch a boat to our retreat center
  • Enjoy lakeside lunch
  • Explore and enjoy the grounds – swim, sauna, kayak, paddle, hike
  • 5:00 Yin Yoga
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 2/10 Monday – Retreat Day 2
  • Morning Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Time to relax, explore or get a massage
  • Optional boat ride to another town for lunch, shopping
  • Afternoon hike, kayak or read a book
  • Restorative yoga at sunset
  • Delicious custom dinner
What are some of the Optional Excursions?
  • Cooking class w Rosa
  • Market day
  • 60-minute massage
  • Coffee tour 
  • Nature reserve tour
  • Jumping off platform into Lake Atitlan
  • Boat to San Pedro – backpacking and sunrise hiking spot to Indian Nose view point
  • San Juan – Fabric making and weaving coop of female Casa Flor Ixaco + Mirador Q30.
  • Mundo de abejas (honey). indigenous culture, eco sustainable favorite
  • Santa Catarina – hot springs (aguas termales)
  • ATV tour around the lake villages
  • Nature reserve, Butterfly geodome
  • Zipline

Need help deciding? Call or text us (360) 671-0198