Most frequently asked questions and answers
Guatemala City (GUA) is the nearest international Airport.
You can either take a shared shuttle bus or a private shuttle to get to Panajachel (biggest town on the lake). From Panajachel you can take a Lancha (public boat) to Tzununa. In Tzununa you will easily find a TukTuk driver who will happily take you to the Fungi Academy! (Locals know it as the Ashram)
Shared Shuttle bus departure times
This service makes a stop in Antigua and then continues to Panajachel, travel time 4-4.5hrs
- 06:00am – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel
- 11:00am – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel
- 02:30pm – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel
There is also a shuttle leaving once a day that goes directly to Panajachel
- 2:30pm – Guatemala City/Airport to Panajachel (min 3pax)
There are plenty of taxis available to take you directly to Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. They cost between 120$ – 130$ and take around 3 hours. You can either arrange one yourself outside of the terminal or book one through an agency at the airport.
Please let us know if you need any help with arranging transport to the lake. We will happily secure your place in one of the shuttles!
There is plenty to do from amazing sunrise hikes up a nearby volcano, to swimming or paddle-boarding out on the lake, or even taking a course in Spanish, cooking, yoga or more! You will find lots of variety in Tzununa, San Marcos or the other communities around the lake.
Yes! All our meals our vegetarian by default (We get happy eggs from our neighbors happy chickens) and our in house chef has no problems catering to your needs!
- Gluten free/Celiac
Please let us know your preference and we will make sure your belly and body are healthy and happy!
All course-prices include shared accommodation in one of our beautiful dormitories. Private accommodation is available for an additional fee.
Our amazing jungle property is close to the river, filled with bananas, avocados, dragon fruit, zapote and all of the following amenities.
- Yoga Shala
- Warm showers
- Laundry service
- In-house cinema
Being a part of our community means we live, work and play in a environment of respect, integrity and love. Members of our community may have varying levels of knowledge when it comes to mycology but we all share a love for mushrooms, whether that is medicinal, culinary, earth-saving or soul-loving.
Intentional also means that we live with a consciousness of our impact on each other, on the community around us and the beautiful environment that we inhabit. We do our best to live in accordance with permaculture principles, maximizing use of our natural and renewable resources while reducing the amount of waste we produce.
We have a core team and are supported by a constant stream of wonderful learners, teachers, travellers, free-spirits, lab-geeks, artists, cooks, photographers, builders, breakers and MORE!
Typically, as a resident you can expect to work five days a week (Mon – Fri) between the hours of 9am – 11am. There are exceptions if you are working in the kitchen or if there is a course running. Your contribution (75Q per day) includes 2 meals, accommodation, and wifi use.
In terms of work, of course, certain basic tasks need to be fulfilled in order to keep our community running. This includes cooking, cleaning, and tending to our garden, for example. residents are expected to participate in these shared tasks throughout the week and they normally amount to a small portion of your volunteering time.
Outside of the core tasks, we do our best to match volunteers to the particular skill set they bring or desire to learn; we always have a variety of tasks and projects on the go. Projects may include, land/building maintenance or repair, art projects, and much more. Residents have free time every afternoon and weekends to enjoy on the property or visiting other areas on the Lake or beyond!
A guest stay at Fungi is a great experience enhanced by our beautiful jungle home. Guests are not expected to work and are welcome to enjoy the communal brunch and diner included with your stay. You will also have access to all of our communal areas including the studio and yoga shala, as well as our awesome collection of books available to borrow during your stay.
Currently we do not have any space for people who want to stay as a volunteer. Still want to be part of the Fungi Mycelium? Feel free to send as a residency application!
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Bring a smile, bring your heart, and be open to an amazing experience with an awesome group of people!