Lake Atitlan

Retreat Center

Our retreat location is Villa Sumaya, nestled on the shores of Lake Atitlan near the village of Santa Cruz La Laguna in Guatemala.


Fly Into & Depart from GUA - Guatamala City

Private transport is included to pick you up at airport upon your arrival for a safe, reliable, direct shuttle and boat trip to the resort. This is a $290 value and all arrangements will be handled for you as Sarah collects your flight information to coordinate. GO TO TRAVEL INFORMATION to learn more.

There are five different room types available for your selection, offering sleeping arrangements for single, double or triple occupancy.  GO TO ROOMS - PRICING - BOOKING


Take a 20-minute lakefront walk to THE village, Santa Cruz La Laguna. Follow the road up into the village and stop for lunch with stunning views at Café Sabor, part of the culinary arts program division of the Amigos de Santa Cruz (CECAP) non-profit project.

There is an illustrated map in the courtyard for local 30-minute, 45-minute and 1-hour walks. Jaibalito is the next pueblo over. Walk along the lakefront for 20 minutes past Santa Cruz dock, cut up to the high path and walk another 30 minutes along the ridge into the center of Jaibalito. Check out Hans’s coffee shop (Posada Jaibalito) for some local color. Either return by foot or take a boat from the Jaibalito dock.


Swimming, Kayaking, Diving, Zip-Lining, Waterskiing, Boat Rides around Lake Atitlan, Birdwatching, Hiking hte San Pedro Volcano, Climbing El Pico del Cielo, Shopping Excursion to Panajachel, Guided village tours to San Juan, Santa Catarina, San Antonio and the Chichicastenango Market.

Lakefront Lounge & Pool

Tiger Temple

Lakefront Docks



The resort serves abundant, buffet-style vegetarian meals with vegan and gluten-free options. 

Beer, wine and cocktails are available for purchase. 

Chicken or fish can be added to your meals for $8/portion.


Offerings may vary by season but include options such as:

1 Hour: $75 - 90 Mins: $100 - 2 Hours: $130



Take time to rest, hang out and integrate your experiences. Make yourself at home in the cozy nooks and lush gardens with hammocks and lounge chairs.

There are Kayak and SUP board rentals, two swimming docks and lovely walking trails right outside your front door.


This shop offers an eclectic selection of locally-made, artianal handicrafts as well as EcoSumaya designs and Guatemalan treasures to take home as souvenirs.

#11-16 - Lotus House - Halfway Up the Hill w/Private Terraces


To Secure Your Spot: pay a non-refundable $300 deposit via the Sarah Dippen Yoga website. Once registered by deposit made, unless other arrangements are requested, the balance will be broken down into equal monthly payments leading up to final balance due date.  Final balances are due by February 15, 2024.

Refunds and Cancellations: Deposit is non-refundable. If you wish to cancel your booking you must notify Sarah Dippen Yoga in writing. No refunds after January 19, 2024. Due to arrangements made with our travel agency, there can be no exceptions to this policy. Refunds will incur a 10% processing fee. 

We recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage; insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical.