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Hi, I’m Alyssa
Joined in 2015
Hi, I’m Alyssa
Joined in 2015

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I am the owner of Hiptipico, an ethical fashion brand based in Panajachel, Guatemala! I’ve been living in rural Guatemala for 8 years and partner with local artisans and families. You can learn more…
Lives in Westwood, NJ
Speaks English,Español
Work: Hiptipico

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28 reviews
May 2019
Dona Virginia and her family are warm, welcoming and amazingly hard working women! They immediately make you part of their family and are available if you need anything! Alyssa gave us good tips about getting around panajachel and taking a boat to San Juan. The area is not quiet, it felt similar to sleeping in a big city and there are a few feisty birds in the home. We will never forget our time with Dona Virginia and her family!
Anna
Anna, Harrisonburg, VA
Joined in 2014
January 2019
Very friendly people at this place. Its a homestay with a lot of privacy. The are always here for any tipps or questions. The place is in the quiet party of the town and with a Tuk-Tuk the center is reachable in 3-5mins. The lake side is more calm there and there is a nice little beach.
Mathias
Mathias, Männedorf, Switzerland
Joined in 2014
December 2018
It was such a delight to stay with Doña Virginia and her family for our stop in Pana. Alyssa helps out a ton with getting to the house easily but the family is so helpful with local tips and recos, arranging tuk tuks and generally ensuring you've a great, safe time. We took a cooking class with Virginia, which was delicious and delightful - and went with her to the market to pick everything out. Highly recommended to get the most out of this homestay whether cooking or weaving class - her work…
Amy
Amy, Los Angeles, CA
Joined in 2013
June 2018
Super cute home in the center of Pana - I was a solo traveller and made it easily by foot to Calle Santander, the local shopping in town. Super safe area… the food was delicious and Dona Virginia and her daughters were very friendly. Alyssa provided all of the information I needed upon arriving and helped with transportation. I highly recommend.
Kate
Kate, New York, NY
Joined in 2015
March 2018
Súper recomendada! La señora Virginia estuvo siempre atenta de nosotros, ese día llegamos en la noche algo tarde y ella se portó muy amable, nos consiguió parqueo seguro para nuestros vehículos. Cuando llegamos el lugar estaba súper limpio, hasta el piso brillaba :), el baño impecable. Hubo un pequeño inconveniente con el agua al llegar pero la señora Virginia rápidamente solucionó todo. Al día siguiente nos sirvió un desayuno delicioso, una persona del grupo no comía algo que nos hizo al…
Catalina
Catalina, San Rafael, Costa Rica
Joined in 2017
February 2018
I had a great time staying at Doña Virginia’s house! The room was spotlessly clean, and Virginia and her daughters were friendly and made me feel very comfortable. The WiFi worked surprisingly well during my stay too. The location is about 20 min walk from main drag in Pana but I enjoyed being in a more traditional neighborhood for a few nights. Alyssa was super easy to communicate with as well! Highly recommend!
Jena
Jena, New York, NY
Joined in 2012
January 2018
Dona is a fantastic host. She has a lovely nature as does everyone we met there. It’s a very authentic, residential area with lots of happy local people. The room is clean and spacious and the shower is hot. You can get a good view from the house of the neighbourhood. It’s a 10–15 min walk into the main town or you can get a tuk tuk for 5Q pp. We did have trouble finding it as we didn’t have enough Spanish to call and the directions are not enough. We needed up asking a shop keeper to help us…
Charlotte
Charlotte, London, United Kingdom
Joined in 2013
December 2017
casa perfecta y familia increíble. lo recomiendo a cualquiera
Janani
Janani, Toronto, Canada
Joined in 2015
December 2017
What a wonderful place, Dona Virgina was awesome and made great food! The town is very dense and lively. Because of this its not the quietest place at night, but really great nonetheless
Gian
Gian, Albuquerque, NM
Joined in 2016
December 2017
Great local people gives this a real cross cultural experience and supports locals who are doing good things.
Marc
Marc, Portland, OR
Joined in 2017