Christmas Eve dinner at Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan, will be an outdoor affair this year. In addition to roast stuffed turkey with organic side dishes, a wild berry sauce and a dessert buffet, there will be Mayan ceremonies, music and other entertainment. Boats will leave from San Marcos, but the hotel can arrange for boats from other towns (with enough people) if you with them. Lake residents get 20% off the Q275 cost.
New Year’s Eve Dinner in Santa Cruz
At Hotel IslaVerde, the New Year’s Eve party will feature a gourmet dinner with filet mignon and freshly cooked vegetables. Boats will also go to and from San Marcos, and others can be arranged.
For more info and to make reservations, see Hotel IslaVerde in Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan
Alegre’s 10th Anniversarys celebration starts December 19 and last through the 26th, with special events and discounts at San Pedro’s original sports bar. Also lots of special events:
Thursday 20th: Diertricht from El Artesano in San Juan will serve up his famous cheese plates. Live music from 6 PM. Friday 21st: Baktun 13. A cultural experience about the end of the Mayan Long Count’s current era. Documentary, 6 PM. Presentation on subject, 9 PM. Mayan Ceremony. Saturday 22nd: Anniversary Party sponsored by Brahva: 4 Brahva dancing girls, DJs, music, Q5 Brahva and Brahva Extra and lots more. Sunday 23rd: Pub Quiz with Q600 in cash prizes, 7:30 PM. Monday 24th: Christmas Eve live music. Reggae & Hip Hop from Roots Cafe!!! Tuesday 25th: All-you-can-eat Breakfast Buffet from 10:30. Q50 for advance ticket sales (Q60 on the day). Traditional Christmas dinner from 6 PM. Q60 for advance ticket sales (Q70 on the day). All Week: Litros of Brahva Q22, Tequila, Rum, Vodka, Whisky all Q10.
This earthquake woke up a lot of people around Lake Atitlan around 4 AM, but caused no damage or deaths due to the depth. The quake’s epicenter was in Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán, Sololá, northwest of San Pedro and San Marcos, and just south of the Inter-American Highway.