Free WiFi
Free Breakfast

Maya Experience Home Stay

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Property Description

San Jorge La Laguna has started this home stay program in the village to give something back to the communities around Lake Atitlan, also to give you a very genuine experience of living with a Maya 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 MAKE TORTILLAS after you enjoy / delicious dinner and breakfast. (Both are included in the price).

Check in:
Monday - 5:00 PM to Sunday: 5:00 PM
Check out:
Monday - 11:00 AM to Sunday: 11:00 AM

This is very appassionated since we need to allocate you with the family where you will sleep!
Public transportation to the Home Stay is 6 Quetzales each way. (Around US$0.75)

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 16 years to the village and families who welcome foreigners into their homes. As a responsible traveler, as guests must be aware of sensitive to the culture by behaving respectfully during the time with the family 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.

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.

Reviews & Ratings

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Mar 27, 2024
Do not believe the description of this experience. I stayed at a home with a wonderful and friendly family however, there was no wifi, no clean sheets, and chickens right in front of my room. I got zero sleep because of the odor from the sheets and the rooster. The location is in San Jorge where there are no tourists. It is impossible to find unless you speak spanish. The owner of this while program is rude, seems uneducated and will get upset at you if you express concerns.
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Female, 31-40
Mar 22, 2024
This was one of the coolest things we did on our trip besides the volcano hike!! This homestay was such a cool experience if you want to practice your spanish! the family was so sweet and easy to talk and laugh with!
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Female, 18-24
Mar 09, 2024
This homestay has been the highlight of my trip. Despite my awful Spanish (and zero experience with Kaqchikel) I loved my interactions with this family, joking with them, and the mere exposure of sharing intimate space with them. They are a quick walk from town central, El Mirador, and the bus stop to Panajachel. Take a walk to the Lake and greet the townspeople. Everyone I met in San Jorge was very kind and helpful , and it was a welcome reprieve from the usual tourist-dense towns on Atitlan.
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Male, 31-40


  • Free

    • Free Breakfast
    • Linen Included
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
  • General

    • Hot Showers
    • Outdoor Terrace
  • Services

    • Laundry Facilities
    • Luggage Storage
    • Shuttle Bus
    • Late check-out
  • Food & Drink

    • Meals Available
    • t_CAF
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities

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