San Pedro and the rest of the lake is filled with travelers from Guatemala as well as from around the world, all here to celebrate Semana Santa. Look for parades, bands and “flower carpets” in the main part of town, such as el centro (up the hill) in San Pedro.
Across the lake, Circus Bar, Cafe Atlantis and Restaurante Casablanca have Semana Santa specials, with live entertainment at Circus Bar and Atlantis.
Parties, Bands, DJs in San Pedro
Lots of parties, too. Tonight there’s live music at Zoola and Alegre Pub. El Barrio Bar’s “Fiesta Latina” kicks off with a band tonight and features live music or a DJ through the rest of the week. Lots of action at the new Paul’s Gaff, too.
In the zona viva, people are partying in the street from noon until late. For something different, grab a liter of draft Gallo beer in front of Johanna’s Mini-Mercado.
If you are here for Easter Sunday, head over to Smokin’ Joes’ BBQ at the pool on the way to the Santiago dock.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve UK time (6 PM in Guatemala) at Alegre Pub in San Pedro la Laguna, and get a free beer after Big Ben rings in 2015. The dinner special is Steak and Ale Pie, but order in advance to be sure you get one.
Other big New Year’s Eve parties in San Pedro will be at Hostel Fe, El Barrio Bar, Hotel Mikaso and Hostel Zoola. Best idea is to hit them all and stay for midnight Guatemala time at your favorite.
Homemade bread and pastries attracted a crowd of locals and tourists at a bread-tasting event at El Barrio Bar in October. Patricia, who bakes everything fresh daily, offered samples of a multi-grain wheat bread that makes sandwiches taste even better, a delicately-flavored citrus bread, cinnamon raisin rolls, sourdough bread and other options.
They were served with an assortment of marmalades and Patricia’s lemon curd, which is out of this world. Other jams and marmalades were provided by Eric, whose fresa and pineapple were very tasty. Pies, cookies and cakes are also available.
These range from apple pie to lemon chiffon, dark chocolate espresso cupcakes and carrot cake with cream cheese filling. You can find Patricia’s Sweet Buns at El Barrio, Humus Ya and 5th Dimension in San Pedro