Commonly asked Questions
1) What is the cost of the festival?
Festival Pasees are Q300 for all events and workshops from Friday evening March 23- March 25th
Day passes are Q200 for one days workshops only
One workshop is Q100
All passes will be checked at Escuela Caracol before workshops begin.
2) Where and when can I buy tickets?
Festival passes are on sale online now. Passes will go on sale March 18th
from 10am - 4pm at Del Lago Happy Hippie Market
and then will be on sale at various locations throughout the week
and at the door at Circles at the opening night event, March 23rd.
Day Passes and Individual tickets will be available at Escuela Caracol
on both the Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am.
If you have purchased your passes online, you can also pick them up prior to workshops beginning at the school.
3) Do I have to sign up for each workshop I want to go to?
No, just go to your desired workshop.
Some workshops may be limited for space so get there early
but as they are all at the school it is easy to get around.
4) Will there be a map? How far is it between workshops?
All workshops are at the school and yes they will be marked.
5) How do the timings of the workshops work?
Most workshops are 90 minutes (unless otherwise stated). Workshops begin fifteen minutes after the hour and then finish fifteen minutes before the next. (ex: 8:15-9:45) Everyone has 30 minutes to get to there next workshop.
6) Can I buy tickets/passes at the individual workshops?
NO! You must have your pass or tickets on hand at each workshop and they will be checked before entering the workshop area,
If you do not have one, you will be asked to return to the entrance to purchase one.
It takes a lot of time and energy to organize this event and it is the Festival of Consciousness,
so Please be conscious and honest and purchase your tickets. Thank you!
7) Where can I stay?
There are hostels and hotels in San Marcos, the average price for a dorm room is Q50 - Q75 per person.
In a few places you may be able to make a reservation but most work on a walk in basis.
Feel free to check Facebook or web pages for these recommended places to stay:
La Paz Eco Hotel, Hotel Quetzal, Del Lago, Lush Hotel, Circles Cafe and Hostel, Bosque Encantado, El Arbol Hostel, Posada Schumann, Paco Real, Pete's Place, Horus, Hostel San Marcos, Hotel Silani and Panabaj. Maya Moon and a new hosel in Tzununa may also have places. Connect with the San Marcos Atitlan community page. This page also has various rental properties listed.
Mayan Moon Lodge is in the next town, a 5 minute boat ride and 30 minute walk.
San Pedro is a 10 minute boat ride away. The first boat heads to San Marcos at 6am and the last heading back to San Pedro is at 7:30pm. If there are enough people staying in San Pedro we will arrange a private boat to take you home later in the evening. (Let us know if you are interested)
Panajachel is about an hour away, first boat leaves at 7am and last returns to Pana at 5pm.
Private boats can be arranged and will cost you about Q200- Q250 depending where and when you are going.
8) What should I bring?
There is one bank machine here but sometimes it does not give you the money. If you are going to use it check to make sure the money you have taken out has been received, otherwise, bring cash with you. Bring enough cash to get through the weekend. There will be food, drinks and other conscious items available for purchase at the festival so you will not need to leave the grounds. Your own water bottle, coffee cup, yoga mat, journal and a pen will be helpful.
Comfortable clothes and a great attitude are always useful and appreciated.
9) If I do not understand some of the workshops, is there someone who can explain them to me?
Yes, there will be a long version at the Pass Table and posted on this site.
10) How does it work if I am giving one of the workshops?
All facilitators get a weekend pass that allows you to attend the workshops and parties. You MUST come and see Katherine between Sunday, March 18th - March 23rd or collect it at the door on March 23rd at Circles,
Facilitators will have a different colored wrist band so they are ONLY available from Katherine.
If after your workshop, you return and tell Katherine how many people attended your
workshop you will receive a small gift.
Any more question?
Click on the CONTACT button above or Facebook Festival of Consciousness and someone will get back to you!