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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’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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Tonight the special home-cooked meal at El Barrio bar is a big plateful of Lasagna. There’s a different special every Tuesday evening, but get there early because serving are limited.
For more info on this bar, see El Barrio Bar.
It´s Home-cooked Meal Night at El Barrio in San Pedro on Tuesday at 6 PM. Tomorrow night´s special is Jambalaya. Q45, so get there early. San Pedro Lake Atitlan
struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala around 5 PM MST. No reports from the scene yet. People in San Marcos felt it at Lake Atitan, and someone in Santiago reported that things hanging on the walls had “…moved quite a bit.” The magnitude was later reduced to 6.2.
Many people retire in Guatemala because it has the lowest cost of living in Central America. Lake Atitlan offers some of the cheapest home rentals as well as real estate opportunities. Antigua is another center of retirement communities for Americans, Canadians and Europeans.
For more info, see Retirement in Guatemala.