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What's New in San Pedro la Laguna

News and local events in San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala - with new schedules for San Pedro Happy Hours and Movies, news about Spanish-language schools things to do at Lake Atitlan, and what's new in San Pedro la Laguna.

July 2016

Cafe Atitlan has moved to the zona viva and is now located over Chile's, near the main dock.Restaurante Pequena Pecados reopens on July 19 in the zona viva.

New in town: Ixim Cooking School teaches how to cook authentic Guatemalan meals.

For lessons in painting, drawingand Qi Gong Tai Chi, see Roy's T.B.D.Workshop, which also has Dance Church.

June 2016

The Wild Irish Rover is the newest bar in town, and the only authentic Irish pub. Seafood, steaks, burgers and Oriental cuisine. It's run by Paul, who formerly had Paul's Gaff and founded Clover Restaurant, it's in the old Buddha building on 7th Avenue on "the other side," with live music and other entertainment.

Cafe Crystalina, near the main dock, offers locally grown coffee, meals and desserts, and handmade chocolate treats.

For Oriental Jam food (almost Vegan), try Kamui's fresh fish and shrimp. Open 11 AM-5 PM, closed Sundays.

Pequenos Pecados, the Italian restaurant in the zona viva, is closed through July 18.

May 2016

Paul's Gaff, known for quality steaks and seafood as well as burgers, is moving to the former site of the Buddha Bar, after The Rolling Stone Music Lounge ceased operations there.

Alegre Pub hosts a party for the Champions League Final on May 28. Alegre remains the town's top sports bar and also has the best Pub Quiz in town.

April 2016

Salud Para la Vida, the health food store, has moved down the street across from Hostel Maria Elena.

Hotel Villa Cuba, on the Santiago dock side of town, has bungalows and rooms with TV and private parking. Great lake view.

Paul's Gaff Restaurant now opens at noon.

March 2016

Buddha Bar changes name to Rolling Stone Music Lounge in San Pedro.Buddha Bar, San Pedro's top place for live music by international bands as well as Guatemalan musicians for years, has changed its name to The Rolling Stone Music Lounge. They still have pool tournaments and other entertainment, and great food. Live music is Thursdays through Sundays during the day and night. Jam sessions and open mic too.

Restaurant Clover has the best soups in San Pedro, and terrific Asian and International food. They also deliver, and have special events.

Alegre Pub offers a 20% discount on food at the Seniors' Special Lunch Club, for people over 55. They show free movies Monday-Friday at 7:30 PM.

February 2016

Since opening in 1997, San Pedro Spanish School, with stunning gardens, highly-trained and accredited teachers and 'purpose-driven' attitude (supporting Ninos del Lago children's project) has become the bench-mark in Lago Atitlan for total Spanish and cultural immersion.

Combined Courses with our San Marcos and Xela campuses, plus Online Study are also now available.

Hospedaje Lolita offers clean rooms and dorms, good equiped kitchen and a spectacular view from the roof terrace.
Backpacker Prices !


January 2016

Paul´s Gaff Steak House reopened in January, imported Meat (US & Argentina) and a typical Irish Pub. Vegetarians are welcome.

Tin Tin has economic food, asian, local and international, nice garden.

El Rancho Grill and Restaurant serves "Comida tipica" in the zona viva !

Guatemala Sur Mesure is an experienced travel agency with tourist information and evening presentations!

Certified legal Translator: For English-Spanish Spanish-English translations, call 5487 7010 Joanne Kemp or e-mail


December 2015

1:Susanna´s Painting and Drawing Courses: for all classes of painters, also children and adults. English,Spanish, German Call: Susanna (502) 4992 3990
TAROT-CARD-Reading with Louise: for your personal future,

November 2015

28: HUB-Language: Spanish school teaches 1 by 1, learn mayan culture, live in native families or stay in school own hostel with kitchen.
Tornado`s Excursions: Travel Agency specialized around the lake with private tours by boat and more.
Celas Maya: learn spanish one by one in a beautiful garden in a high experienced school. They teaching also in Xela and offer a hostel there.
Poker & Black Jack: the time is ready for the next season, daily at 3 pm in "Alegre Pub"

October 2015

3: Massage by Angela: Ashiatsu, Work-Bhkti, special migraine therapy and more. Phone 5560 1003,
ADA´s Massage (in Hotel Sak´cari):Deep Tissue, Breuss, Relaxation anda lot more. Spanish,english and Italian spoken. Phone 5471 1590,
Tarot Card Reading: call Louisa,5438 6045
Buddha Bar- el otro lado-live music,sports bar, no ending cocktails, asian,local and international food. Billard !
Paul´s Gaff closed until Christmas !

September 2015

15: If you are thinking of living in San Pedro and want to get on the fast track to becoming a San Pedro local, see How to Be a San Pedro Local. This information will also help tourists who are hanging out in local bars.

August 2015

Hotel Mikaso at Lake Atitlan has announced new dining specials this month.

22: Major highways will be blocked by protestors from Tuesday through Thursday this week (August 25-27), effectively shutting down intercity transportation of all types on many main roads and the Interamerican highway. Demonstrations are planned for the capital and other cities. The road blocks start at 5 AM and last all day. Ssome shuttle companies know the back roads between the lake and Antigua, so check with them. There will probably be shuttles between the airport and Antigua after dark, so plan on arriving the night before if you are flying out on these days.

3: Hotel Mikaso's new specials are Sushi Night on Tuesday, Pizza Buffet on Thursday, and Meat Lovers Night on Friday. Hours for all: 6 PM-9PM. Mikaso also has an all you can eat brunch from 9:30 AM-2 PM on Saturdays, and wood-fired pizza every days.

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