Day of the Dead in Guatemala

There will be parties all over Guatemala for the Day of the Dead, and they have already started today, Halloween. Officially Day of the Dead — Dia de los Muertos — is celebrated on November 2, but it’s really a three-day event. Look for fiambre, the official food of this important day in the culture of ancient Mesoamerica as well as Mexico and Central America.

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Happy Birthday, Circus Bar!

Today is the 29th birthday of Circus Bar in Panajachel. Drop by and celebrate with a shot of tequila or rum, and the best pizza in Panajachel!

Circus Bar in Pana

See Circus Bar for more details on a colorful place to dine and party when on vacation or living in Pana. (In Antigua, be sure to drop by the new Circus Bar there.)

Lake Atitlan, the most magical lake in the world, is a laid-back place in Guatemala.

Lake Atitlan is a great place to vacation or live. San Pedro la Laguna, Panajachel, Santiago, San Marcos and Santiago are home to retirees from around the globe, as well as to the living Maya. These are some of the most affordable places to live in Central America.

A variety of bars and restaurants provide cheap to moderate dining options, and there’s lively nightlife in San Pedro, Santiago and Panajachel.

This blog has info on rooms, restaurants, things to do and other aspects of having fun at Lake Atitlan. Comments from people who live here and from tourists are welcome. If you have a local business, post news about upcoming events and specials. You do not have to register to post.