Maya Experience Home Stay
Mayan Home Stays has started this home stay program in the village to give something back to the communities around Lake Atitlan, and also to give you a very genuine experience of living with a Maya local family to experience their culture and customs.
Meals in the home will be prepared by the mother of the family and you will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast and dinner meals at home with the family. (Both are included in the price). Dinner included in the price
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 am - 20:00 pm
Sundays: 09:00 a.m - 18:00 p.m
This is important since we need to allocate you with the family where you will sleep!
Important: Once you arrive to our Meeting point main office in the City Center of Panajachel we will take you or let you know how to get to San Jorge La Laguna which is only 10-12 minutes away from Panajachel center. Don't expect to stay in Panajachel center, you will stay where the locals live in a very safe neighborhood.
Public transportation to the Home Stay is 4 Quetzales each way. (Around $0.50 USD)
Where will I stay?
During your trip you can stay one ore more nights with a family from the ethnic group of the Kakchiquel in San Jorge La Laguna.
This experience is runs for 2 years to the village and families who welcome foreigners into their homes. As a responsible traveler, we as guests must be aware of and sensitive to the culture by behaving respectfully during our time with the family and in the village.
Although shy at first, the villagers are very friendly and welcoming people.
The home stay will give you a genuine insight into the everyday lives of a local family. If you take photos of the people in the village, please always ask before you take them.
You might find the housing situation in San Jorge La Laguna rather basic but the reason for doing this home stay is to give a real insight into Guatemala, so you can experience the culture firsthand and interact with the local community on a personal basis.
The coordinators of the home stay program in San Jorge La Laguna are Daniel Jiatz Pocop and Jorge Jiatz Pocop.
You can also contact Marvelus Travel Adventure Travel Network and they will help you organize this great experience.
We hope that you enjoy this very unique experience.
Mayan Home Stays Team.
Advise about arrival time.
If you don't show up we will charge the first nights accommodation you had booked.
Credit Card Facilities. Visa Only
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B&B Facilities & Policies
- Breakfast Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
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How do I get to the Home stay?
Important: Once you arrived in Panajachel Center, we let you know 2 ways to get to San Jorge La Laguna Mayan Home stay Village, which only 10 minutes away from Panajachel Center.
Option A: if you want to explore real adventures, to get there, and pay only 3 Quetzales each way, please go to infront of Mistafra Taxi services in Panajachel, place where you find the Chicken bus stops, where the bus take you to San Jorge La Laguna, that bus stop 500 meters away up from the Center, so you walk down to the point where one of Mayan Family member, will meet you through a Sign as signal.
Option B: If you want to get San Jorge La Laguna easy and direct in the Center please take a Taxi from Panajachel Center, stops the Taxi and Say Vamos a SAN JORGE LA LAGUNA and they charge for 75 Quetzales or 10 usd for the services, in the center of San Jorge will meet one of the Mayan Family member to take their home.
Don't expect to stay in Panajachel center, you will stay where the locals live in a very safe neighborhood.
Where is the Maya Experience Home Stay?
The local family houses are located in San Jorge La Laguna which located 10 minutes by bus from Panajachel.
how safe is there?
San Jorge La Laguna its very quiet, you only will see the local activities and it's a very safe neighborhood.
We are 10 minutes by bus from Panajachel bus station and City Center, the real MayanHome stay you find in San Jorge La Laguna in a local Maya community. We are on top of the mountain with great views of the lake!