With a unique menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Café Atitlan has been a popular restaurant for several years. Café Atitlan just moved to Hostel Jarachik, conveniently located halfway between the zona viva and Seventh Avenue’s strip of bars and restaurants. (Like Café Atitlan, Hostel Jarachik is also Maya-owned and operated, and is an excellent place to stay.)
Dining at Cafe Atitlan
The menu offers unusual meals like the Elvis Waffle (with peanut butter, bacon and chocolate syrup!) and the Calgary Cowboy Burger. Budget breakfasts are also popular with locals and travelers alike. Drop by Cafe Atitlan for more info.
Despite no major storms or tropical depressions so far this rainy season, the water level continues to rise. In San Pedro, it has begun seeping into the back area of La Piscina near the Santiago dock.
Another meter, and it will begin to flood the front part where the pool and bar are located. It rained off and on most of last night, and with run-off from the mountains and volcanoes that surround Atitlan, this could easily occur in the next few weeks.
Looking for a vacation home or property where you can live or even retire in Central America?
Lake Atitlan real estate offers a tranquil place to live, several flourishing ex-pat communities, incredible views of the lake and three volcanoes, and excellent prices. See Real Estate and Rental for more info.
September 15 is Independence Day here. Guatemala became a country in 1821, when the Spanish left Mexico and the rest of the Americas. If you can’t be here to celebrate, then pick up a bottle of rum and party down wherever you are!
The Lake Atitlan Marathon completed May 12 was just picked by ESPN as one of the most outstanding marathons in the world – sharing feature space with the Great Wall of China and the Antartica runs. See http://www.espnrun.com.
The most modern, professional health facility on this side of Lake Atitlan is Hospitalito in Santiago, which serves the local population of 50,000 Maya and a growing ex-pat community.
Savvy locals from San Pedro and San Marcos also go here for lab work, X-rays, treatment and a full range of other medical services. Funded by donations, Hospitalito needs to buy a new ambulance to better serve the community. For more information, email the treasurer (David at Posada Santiago) at Help Hospitalito Santiago.