About us

About Us

The name Mayachik was created together with various people from the village. The intention was to come up with a meaningful name in the local language Tz’utujil. Mayachik is a combination of 3 different Tz’utujil words:
Achik´= dream
Maya = the Mayan culture
May = magic

This way, our slogan “Magical Mayan Dream” was created.

Our vision:
To be the go-to destination for eco-friendly and sustainable hospitality, where our guests enjoy exceptional service, feel welcome and are inspired to adopt a conscious lifestyle.

Our mission:
To offer exceptional eco-friendly hospitality, uniting comfort, environmental awareness and exceptional service. We strive to continually innovate and improve our sustainable practices, making a positive difference in the world through responsible tourism.

Our values:

  • Excellence: We strive to deliver excellence in service from the first contact with our customers, both internal and external, ensuring an exceptional experience in every interaction.
  • Commitment: We are committed to preserving the environment and raising awareness through our ecological and sustainable lifestyle.
  • Honesty: We are guided by honesty in all our actions and communications. We strive to be transparent and trustworthy in every interaction.
  • Teamwork: We create a work environment where each member feels valued and listened to, fostering a climate of respect, trust and openness to express ideas and opinions freely and cultivate a collaborative environment that promotes the growth, development and active contribution of each member towards our common goal: to provide exceptional service to our guests.
  • Equality: We value and celebrate diversity, creating an inclusive environment in our hotel.
  • Respect: We treat all people with respect and consideration, regardless of their origin or condition. We promote a culture of mutual respect in all our interactions.
  • Trust: We build relationships based on mutual trust, both with our employees and our guests.
  • Service: We are dedicated to providing exceptional service to our guests, exceeding their expectations and creating memorable experiences during their stay. Our goal is to provide a warm, friendly and personalized service that makes every visit unforgettable.


Meet our Team

Welcome to MayAchik – Where Culture Meets Hospitality

At MayAchik, we are more than just a team; we are a family deeply rooted in the vibrant culture of San Juan and the rich traditions of the Tz’utujil people. Our mission is to share the beauty of our community with you, our valued guests, and to make your stay an unforgettable cultural journey.

Meet Our Founder and Dreamer: Evelyn Leithner

Evelyn Leithner, the visionary behind MayAchik, turned her lifelong dream into reality by creating this unique project. When she’s not busy at MayAchik, Evelyn divides her time between coaching and exploring the world, always seeking new inspirations to enhance your experience.

Your First Contact: Elvia Cholotio

Elvia Cholotio, our dedicated General Manager, is a native of San Juan. With a warm heart and deep ties to her culture, she is often your first point of contact. Elvia is eager to share her heritage, answer your questions, and ensure your stay is as enriching as possible.

The Warm Welcome: Milton and Natan

Milton and Natan are the friendly faces who will greet you with genuine warmth and hospitality. As our receptionists, they are here to provide information, address your queries, and assist you throughout your stay.

Culinary Creations: Britney and Britta

Our talented chefs, Britney and Britta, craft delectable vegetarian dishes in our restaurant. Hailing from San Juan, they infuse their creations with local flavors and are always ready to lend a hand, ensuring your dining experience is a culinary delight.

Master of Smooth Operations: Miguel Cholotio

Miguel, the heart of our hotel, oversees all aspects of its smooth operation. From housekeeping to gardening and maintenance, Miguel’s helpful nature and ever-present smile are at your service. Feel free to reach out to him with any needs or concerns.

Guardian of Greenery: Francisco Yool

Francisco is dedicated to maintaining our lush gardens and preserving the beauty of our natural surroundings. His love for the outdoors ensures that you can immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere we offer.

Housekeeping Excellence: Elder and Griselda

Elder and Griselda are the meticulous caretakers of our housekeeping and laundry services. They take pride in keeping our spaces immaculate, ensuring your comfort and peace of mind during your stay.

Our team is more than just a group of individuals; we are a collective of passionate locals who take immense pride in sharing our culture and hospitality with you. We are available around the clock to answer your queries, provide information, and make you feel right at home.

We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you to MayAchik and to introduce you to the magic of San Juan and the Tz’utujil people. Join our MayAchik family, and let’s create lasting memories together!


Our local partners

We work with local partners in San Juan. We are committed to supporting the local community by working in partnerships with local guides, community projects and schools. Come to MayAchik to discover San Juan La Laguna.

MayAchik Eco-Hotel & Vegetarian Restaurant
Colonia La Esperanza 07017
San Juan La Laguna, Lake Atitlan
Phone/Whatsapp:(+502) 4218 4675

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