The Bambu Guest House is an eco-retreat center at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala specializing in hosting groups with a focus on sustainable, regenerative living. Join us!
Our yoga space is an outdoor, roofed deck with amazing views of Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes, and river sounds drifting up from the creek which runs below our property. We offer a full range of yoga props made by local artisans, including beautiful bolster made from local textiles, blocks from sustainably harvested local wood, and cork yoga mats.
Our center is built with sustainable, natural materials. Water is heated with solar water heaters and grey water is cycled into on-site plantings. We follow a No Trash policy: guests & staff learn to create eco-bricks out of their waste, which can later be used in building projects. We work closely with Atitlan Organics & other local producers to source fresh, local food for our restaurant.
The Bambu was created as a center for regenerative and sustainable living, and since 2015 we have been hosting Permaculture, Natural Building, and Yoga groups. We can host up to 24 people in our 4 spacious shared rooms, each equipped with its own private bathroom with hot water, super comfy beds, wifi, and decks with hammocks and amazing views. The Bambu also has two dedicated facilitation spaces; one a cozy living-room style area for lectures and group discussions (this space also doubles as our 'comedor,' or dining room), and a large and stunning yoga platform which can be used for yoga and other, more dynamic activities.
Our on-site restaurant is supplied by Atitlan Organics Permaculture Farm, which is just up the road, and other local producers. Our friendly and talented chefs create delicious, nourishing meals to keep you happy and healthy during your stay, and we are able to cater to just about any dietary need or restriction. We work closely with Atitlan Organics Permaculture Farm and can help set up Permaculture tours or workshops with them, or help you arrange any other local activities you'd like to add to your program such as hikes, kayaking, tours, trips around the lake to visit indigenous markets, weaving cooperatives, or cacao production. Finally, we can also set up all in-country travel for your group. As group leaders ourselves, we know exactly what you're looking for and how to help you create the best experience for your group! Don't hesitate to reach out to us, we'd love to get to know you and your retreat.
Our rooms can host up to 24 people comfortably in shared accommodations. If you prefer to set aside one or two as private rooms or doubles, we are able to host between 12-18.
Each bedroom enjoys its own bathroom with flush toilet, shower, and super hot water.
Regular room cleaning included at no extra cost.
Bed linens and towels included at no extra cost.
Our talented restaurant staff can cater to just about any dietary need: vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc. Just let us know what your participants need, and we'll be happy to help!
Kitchen and Dining room
Our kitchen staff prepares family-style meals which all guests share together. Meals are generally buffet-style, but we are also able to do plated presentations. Yummy snacks and desserts included!
We have an outdoor firepit for guests to enjoy in the evenings.
We are located in the quiet Mayan village of Tzununa, on the shores of Lake Atitlan. Home to about 2,000 people, Tzununa still feels "undiscovered," unlike many of the other towns around the lake.
Bambu Guest House, Tzununa, Guatemala
La Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Guatemala
San Marcos la Laguna, San Pedro la Laguna, San Juan la Laguna and Panajachel are all very close (between 10 minutes - 1 hour from Tzununa).
We ask a $300 non-refundable deposit (per week) to reserve the Bambu for your group. Price per person is $40/day and includes all accommodations, 3 meals per day, snacks, dessert, coffee, tea and water. Please let us know if you have any questions!