From the Airport (GUA) or Antigua
to Santiago & Mystical Yoga Farm
If you would like a direct shuttle service from the Airport/Antigua to the lake we can recommend our private driver, Ishmar, who speaks English (whatsapp +50242115139). Other options are UBER or a private shuttle, https://www.santiagoshuttle.com/.
It is around a 3/3.5 hour trip to Santiago from the airport, which is the closest town to the farm on the lake. From Santiago you can take a private boat to the farm, by saying 'la finca de yoga' to any of the boat drivers at the dock. The boat ride is about 5-10 minutes with a beautiful view of the lake and the volcanos!
*** The private boat should be about 50Q (with less than 5 people) from Santiago to the farm! Occasionally the boat driver may try to charge more to newcomers - feel free to refuse and tell them you will pay no more than 50Q.
From the airport, you can go directly to Panajachel as well on a shared or private shuttle, and then take a boat to the Farm.
It is also common to spend the night in Antigua and travel to Panajachel the next day.
From Airport to Panajachel (Pana)
[3 Hour Drive]
If your flight arrives before 1:00pm, you have a good chance of making it to the Farm in one day. You can book a direct shuttle from the airport to Pana. It is about a 3/3.5 hour drive. (If you are booking a private shuttle the better option is what we talked about above!)
From Airport to Antigua [1 Hour Drive]
Setting up a transfer from the airport to Antigua is easy. You can email your hotel to set it up, or you can email a shuttle company directly, or you can find a ride in a taxi once you leave the airport.
From Antigua to Panajachel (Pana) [~2.5 Hour Drive]
You can schedule shuttles at any tour agency, or at the hotel/hostel you are staying at. From Antigua to Pana there is a shuttle at 8:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 4:00 pm. It is about a 2.5 hour shuttle ride. The price is typically $10 (80Q). Once in Pana, you can take a public boat to Santiago (25Q per person), and then a private lancha from Santiago to the farm (50Q for up to 5 people - some drivers may try to overcharge you but this is the going price!).
In Pana there is also an option to order a private boat to the farm (300 Q) but many of those drivers don't know where the Mystical Yoga Farm is.
Boat Ride from Pana to Santiago
30 to 40 Minutes
From the boat dock, take a public boat to Santiago. All you need to do is say to someone ‘a Santiago’ and they will lead you in the right direction. If you'd like a private boat, it can take you directly to the farm.
Public Boats Cost - Q25 ($3)/person (runs every half hour, Last boat leaves at 6pm)
Private Boat Cost -Q250 (available until 11pm) (this is to Santigo not the farm, it is 300 Q straight to the MYF)
Boat Ride from Santiago to Mystical Yoga Farm 5 to 10 minutes
Once you get to the docks at Santiago, ask around (you can always ask your public boat driver for help) for a private boat to take you to the Finca de Yoga. It's a short ride and shouldn't cost more than Q50.
You'll know you've made it to the farm when you rest your eyes on the magnificent Grandfather rock and our thatched roof gazebo-style yoga shala.
Other Public Boat Rides
San Pedro to Santiago - Q25
San Marcos to Santiago - Q35 (Q10 to get to San Pedro, where you'll likely have to switch boats to get to Santiago, Q25)
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