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 had the opportunity to volunteer at Utopia for three months. My overall experience was amazing. The scenery and nature are breathtaking and the river that changes every day is just steps away.
Pia and John are great. They are super friendly and accommodating, by the end of my stay I really felt like family and was sad to go. The rest of the full-time staff there are a ton of fun and really nice.
I would highly recommend Utopia for anyone who is looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle that life can bring and would like a new jungle experience.
I hope to be back again one day!
about 1 year ago
I volunteered in Utopia for 6 weeks and had an amazing time. The natural scene with all it's beauty, waking up to birdsongs every day, the health focused lifestyle that a volunteer can live there, the beautiful river, the easygoing management and staff are all making your stay an unforgettable experience and of course the delicious veggie food that they spoil you with :) last but not at least the close proximity to Semuc and the lovely Mayan community makes your Utopia stay full and makes sure that want to return one day.
Thank you Pia and John for an awesome jungle experience :D
over 1 year ago
I had the most rewarding experience at Utopia, I mean, how couldn’t I when the people is amazing and the place left me speechless everyday. I feel very grateful for this opportunity, I learned a lot of things.
I am definitely coming back, and, worldpacker, if you have the chance to go to this place, I wouldn’t think it twice.
over 1 year ago
Very good crew! Definitely not a bad place to spend some time. Owners are very friendly. I enjoyed my time there very much. The tasks you have to do cant even be called a job since they are easy and most of them are enjoyable. Just regular bartending with a lot of time spent just chilling in an awesome place with a great vibe. I am coming back one day!
almost 2 years ago