El Barrio Bar’s Final Countdown – and New Beginning

The ever-popular El Barrio Bar is tossing a going away part of sorts, as the current owners celebrate their final days at the 7th Avenue bar in San Pedro la Laguna. El Barrio will be open today through Saturday, with once-in-a-lifetime drink and food specials, as seen in the sign. If you’re in San Pedro this week, El Barrio is the place to party.

El Barrio Bar is one of the top bars in San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlan.

El Barrio Bar in San Pedro la Laguna’s Final Countdown in May 2014

El Barrio’s new owner say the bar will reopen in mid-June, probably between the 16th and 21st. For more San Pedro and Lake Atitlan news, see Lake Atitlan News.

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June Weather at Lake Atitlan 2014

Rain, rain, go away, say the weather forecasters about weather at Lake Atitlan Guatemala for June. The El Nino effect is projected to cause less rain, maybe even a drought, in June and July 2014, so we should have sunny skies this summer (which is really winter here).

Cinco de Mayo Day in San Pedro la Laguna and Panajachel

The traditional Santa Claus piñata will be the star of the show at today’s Cinco de Mayo party at The Deep End Bar and Pool in San Pedro la Laguna, Lake Atitlan. Alegre Pub hosts a Cinco de Mayo party tonight, with Q5 tequila shots and Mexican beer specials.

In Panajachel, the places to party are Cafe Atlantis and Circus Bar.

Cinco de Mayo (which means “fifth of May”) is celebrated across the top half of Central America, even though it is a Mexican holiday. It recalls the day that Mexican troops defeated Napoleon’s French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla.

For more Guatemala vacation information, see Lake Atitlan Party and Travel News.

Weather in May at Lake Atitlan in May 2014

The weather has been cold and wet for the past two days, as rainy season arrived on schedule in 2014.. Bt that’s after dark. We’ve had warm weather in the daytime, though the sky has been overcast much of the time.

Current forecasts are for this weather to last through May, but the El Nino effect is projected to cause a drought in June and July due to lack of rain. So if you’re planning a vacation at Lake Atitlan, put it off until then if possible. Unless, of course, you enjoy cold, wet weather!