Today’s Parties in San Pedro la Laguna

At The Deep End Bar and Pool, the Day After the End of the World Party is already underway and lasts till dark.

Alegre Pub’s 10th Anneriversary Party is tonight, with Q5 Brahvas and Brahva Extras, plus the Brahva Girls. Drink discounts all day, too.

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December Parties at El Barrio in San Pedro

Christmas Eve Party

Dance all night at El Barrio Bar’s reggae Xmas eve Pajama Jammin! Party dance at 8 in San Pedro la Laguna.

New Year’s Party

El Barrio teams up with Mr. Mullet’s and Yo Mama’s Casa for an all inclusive party. Fifty wristbands available at Q40, then price goes up! Music, Prizes, Fireworks, Champagne, drinks ALL NIGHT long!!

13 Baktun Ceremonial Meal in San Pedro la Laguna

Mayan Dining for End of the World at Lake Atitlan

In San Pedro on December 21, 2012, Cafe la Puerta will serve nine tipico Guatemalan foods starting at noon. Some are World Heritage dishes, and it’s only Q40.

Restaurante Cafe la Puerta in San Pedro la Laguna

Cafe la Puerta is a great place for lunch or breakfast all year ’round. They make their own bread, even the tortillas. For more info, see Cafe la Puerta.

Holiday Dinner at Hotel IslaVerde: Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Christmas Dinner at Hotel IslaVerde

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

Party Schedule for Alegre Pub’s 10th Anniversary Party this Month

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.

For more info about the bar, see Alegre Pub.

Going Off the Deep End in San Pedro la Laguna

La Piscina Changes Name

The popular swimming pool and bar in San Pedro la Laguna is now called The Deep End Bar and Pool.” Use of swimming pool is now free for customers.

New hours are Wednesday-Saturday from noon til dark (no kids or dogs.) Sundays is a family-friendly day, when Smokin’ Joes’ BBQ takes place.

5.2 Earthquake near Lake Atitlan Today

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.