We're located about 285 Km from Guatemala City. 11 Km from Lanquin and in the Valley of Semuc Champey approx. 3.5 Km from Semuc Champey National Park, one of Guatemala’s hidden treasures. We have about 220 meters of River Frontage along the Cahabón River. Here is where you will be able to do as much or as little as you like. We are a Family Friendly, Dog Friendly Eco Hotel with a vegetarian Restaurant. Situated on the Cahabón River, which is great for tubing or just relaxing on one of the large river rocks or take a short stroll down the path to the big swimming hole. You will find your home away from home nestled amongst exotic flora and fauna with at least 90 different species of birds to watch while your strolling along the many paths that have been cut though the wild flowers, coffee and cocoa trees. Utopia offers unique natural lodge style accommodation with custom one of a kind art work and furnishing.
You will be living in a remote place in the jungle with a handful of other volunteers, the management and a dozen local workers from the surrounding mayan villages. The atmosphere between the staff is very familiar. Every volunteer gets the chance to put his ideas into the steadily growing Utopia. You can put yourself into it as much or as little as you like. Feel free to participate in gardening, yoga, sports, hiking and many more...
I've had the best 2 months volunteering here at Utopia, the other volunteers and staff truly become family, and it's amazing getting to meet new guests from all over the world every day! The managers, Pia and Antonio are always around to help and the owner John is an amazing guy! I'm not vegetarian but the food was truly delicious, I can't thank our amazing chef's Matt and Panda enough! Time off can be spent visiting Semuc Champey, white water tubing, going to Lanquin, working out in the Jungle gym, going on runs/walks, swimming in the river, and playing cards just to name a few! Thank you! ❤️
9 days ago
I had an amazing stay at Utopia. Felt at home immediately and had a hard time leaving again (but coming back soon haha :D ) The work is a lot of fun and just sometimes busy and a bit stressful (nothing you could not handle -> a bit experience in customer service definitely helps). The place itself is stunning, I loved how close the river and how beautiful the surrounding is. Oh, and the dogs are always up for an adventure haha. Sending out a lot of love to John, Antonio and Pia & the rest of the team. See you soon! :)
about 1 month ago
Really enjoyed my stay at Utopia, the work is straightforward and the team is lovely. It’s a great opportunity to engage with nature and relax. We met some lifelong friends from around the world and hope to come back!! Hours were longer than advertised when I applied but apart from that, loved every moment :)
about 2 months ago
We both had the most amazing 6 weeks at Utopia, we were both welcomed into the family with open arms and were hesitant to leave when the time came. Pia and John have created a lovely relaxing hotel filled with characters from all over the world. We felt like we were at home and can’t wait to come back
about 2 months ago
Utopia was a great experience as my first work away. the other volunteers that I met really helped with that, the lovely kitchen ladies, ANTONIO and moshy!!! the work is super easy and chill especially if you have a customer service background. I wish the hours weren't as long as they were, they could've been a little more honest about that and exactly how secluded it is. I did expect to explore a little more but if you're looking for a chill spot to relax and get work done, utopia is perfect for you. the owners were both welcoming
2 months ago