Welcome to La Posada “Come stay with us.” - ☺
La Posada Schumann is on the shores of Lake Atitlan in San Marcos la Laguna, one of the smallest and most relaxing villages in the area. Its stone-paved pathways are lined with bougainvillea and many other eye-catching tropical plants. Lake Atitlan, in the Guatemalan Highlands, has been ranked as one of the world’s top 10 most beautiful, and Guatemala is in the top 10 best travel destinations. The Highlands, a land of eternal spring, is nearly 5,000 feet above sea level (about 1,500 meters) and the lake, with its river-fed waters, is stunning and deep, dropping almost 1,000 feet (300 meters). Its crescent shape stretches nearly 12 miles long (19 kilometers) and 6 miles wide (10 kilometers). Surrounding the lake are majestic volcanoes, spectacularly verdant, with small Mayan villages scattered on their lower slopes along the lake shore. Each village has its own unique and colorful traditional dress. Their attractive colors and intricate patterns contrast perfectly with nature’s green foliage and the lake’s blue and emerald tones. As a destination, Lake Atitlan exudes beauty, a freshness, tranquility and awe.
La Posada Schumann has a rustic appeal with modern conveniences. It is built of unfinished rock and earth tone walls, maintaining a rustic architecture, similar to Antigua’s colonial homes but with a more natural touch. Each room and bungalow has its singular décor using handmade Guatemalan textiles and restored traditional furniture. The rooms are connected by stone walkways that combine with complementary landscaping, lending a special close-to-nature feel. Each room was built to take advantage of its best possible views of the volcanoes and the lake, the sunrise, the silhouettes of the mountains at dusk, and the reflection of the full moon on the lake’s tranquil waters, just a part of the peace and relaxation that you will encounter.
Throughout the town of San Marcos there is abundant vegetation, predominated by trees - avocado, jocote, banana and coffee. These provide shade for the picturesque buildings of rock, wood and palm thatch, such as at the well-known meditation center "Las Pirámides", or the top local restaurants – La Fe and Paco Real. And for those who enjoy homemade bread, there is the Panaderia de San Marcos. Or, of course, you can partake of the delicious plates in our Restaurant.
If you would like a little more adventure, there is kayaking, mountain biking or hiking in the forested areas of the surrounding mountains that make this country so beautiful. Or, you can also enjoy the refreshing afternoon breezes near the lake shore. Finally, to help clear your mind and ease out your aches and stress, you can enjoy a steam bath Mayan style in a “temascal”, a sauna design used for centuries.
You can find all of this in this little paradise of eternal springtime for very little - come and share it with us.