Hostel Zoola in San Pedro, at Lake Atitlan, features Mediterranean dining, other cuisine and a poolside bar.


Zoola Hostel and Restaurant in San Pedro la Laguna, Guatemala

Hostel Zoola's restaurant serves serve some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine at Lake Atitlan. You can dine in a long palapa-style lounge with cushions or at a table inside.

The hostel has been expanded to include rooms and dorms beside the poolside bar, which has "the most dangerous happy hour in Central America."

Indian Nose and the shoreline can be seen from the pool and bar, and you can dive into the lake or dock a kayak there.

What’s to Eat?

The extensive menu ranges from pita to pasta to house specials such Megulgalim (tortillas rolled with labane, olive and cheese) and Mazets (eggplant in red sauce) make great snacks as well as appetizers.

Lunch items include pitas, side dishes and the town’s only Chicken Curry Club Sandwich. Salads and soups. Breakfast is served all day.

Lodging by the Lake

With private rooms and dorms, Hostel Zoola is a great place to stay. Guests have access to free Wi-Fi, movies, board games and a well-stocked bar, of course. The off-the-trail location, banana trees, flowers and laid-back lounge give Zoola a singular atmosphere that is as close to a tropical resort as you’ll find at the lake.

Hours: Restaurant open daily from 9 AM-9 PM.

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