More Semana Santa Events in San Pedro

Alegre Pub has a DJ and party on the 24th and 25th. On the 26th, the band Los Descarriados will play.

The Clover Restaurant has an Easter Special from March 24-27: Chicken Wings with a bottle of Gallo beer for Q40. Tin Tin is offering Pepian during Semana Santa.

Craft and Draft Beer at Alegre Pub in San Pedro la Laguna

Hoppy, heavy, light, lusty – the wide world of craft beer offers an exotic option for every taste.
  A few years back, beer lovers had to trek to Antigua for craft beer, which, brewed in smaller batches than regular beer, is subject to greater quality control and has a wider range of flavor. Now ten varieties of craft beer are only minutes away at Alegre Pub in San Pedro’s zona viva.
  Cadejo, from El Salvador, features Belgium Wheat, Honey Ale, American Pale Ale, Red Ale and Irish Stout. Ocho Reales hails from Monterrey, Mexico. Ambar, one of the finest craft beers on the planet, is imported from Costa Rica. And Utz Pin Pin, distinguished by coffee, chocolate and spices, is from Guatemala.
 
Draft Beer Too
Alegre Pub is San Pedro’s only bar that serves beer on tap: Gallo dark and light and Moza. Fresher-tasting than canned or bottle beer, it can be purchased by the mug or even by the litro if you bring your own container. Cadejo will also be available on tap soon.
  So the next time you feel like tasting something new in the way of a cold one, head over to Alegre Pub and explore the many varieties of craft beer from around the world. 

Many Roads Blocked Monday-Wednesday This Week

Big protests next will see roadblocks of many main highways and demonstrations in the capital and other cities on August 25-27 (Tuesday through Thursday). Roadblocks begin at 5 AM daily, so the only way to travel to Lake Atitlan and other parts of Guatemala will at night on extremely overcrowded chicken buses, if at all. However, some shuttle companies know the back roads between Antigua and the lake, so check with them.

As of Tuesday, the road from Xela to the Mexican border and San Cristobal de las Casas was blocked. So was the Interamerican Highway in the Momostenango area and other parts of the country.

If flying out, shuttles will likely operate between Antigua and the airport after sundown, so spend the night before your departing flight in the capital to ensure missing the plane.

Guatemala #Chickenbus More Dangerous Than Ever

Armed robberies of “chicken buses” have increased dramatically in recent months throughout Guatemala. They have been robbed on the routes between Guatemala City and Antigua, Lake Atitlan and the both coastal highways. Antigua had no chicken bus service for two days this month after drivers went on strike to protest the lack of police protection. And of course, several chicken buses drive off a cliff or crash into another bus or vehicle every year.

Shuttles are far safer, though do occasionally get robbed. And shuttles don’t cost much more: from San Pedro to the capital, Q50 versus Q30. If you must take a bus, do not travel after dark, especially on the Pacific coast between Mexico and Salvador.