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Where to Party at Lake Atitlan during Semana Santa

Semana Santa at Lake AtitlanSan 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.

Too Many Restaurants in San Pedro la Laguna?

There are now at least 25 restaurants in San Pedro, and that doesn’t include the taco stands, comedors and other places to eat that are run by Maya. That’s great for travelers, who can choose from sushi, steak, fresh Pacific seafood, smoked barbecue, Irish stew, vegetarian fare like curry, and even Southern-style biscuits with sausage gravy. And that’s just a few of the many varieties of food in San Pedro.

Even so, 25 restaurants is way too many for this town, and local tourism savants are predicting that it’s time to thin the herd. That will happen in May, when things slow down a bit.

For more info, look under Categories in the right panel, or see Deep End Bar and Pool for a review.

Breakfast at the Blue Parrot Bar and Grill

One of my all-time favorite breakfast dishes, Biscuits with Sausage Gravy, is now served exclusively at the Blue Parrot Bar and Grill in San Pedro la Laguna. It’s only Q25, and you can get two eggs for only Q5 more.

They also have custom omelets, Eggs Benedict and other economical and tasty breakfasts as well and sandwiches, steaks and sausage. The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill is on 7th Avenue, across from El Barrio Bar. For a review of this restaurant, see the BBlue Parrot Bar and Grill.

New Place to Eat in San Pedro: The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill

The Blue Parrot Bar and Grill opens today (Monday, December 23) at * AM. THey’ll serve omelets and other breakfasts, pot pies, sandwiches (some with meats from Smokin’ Joes’ barbecue, Tex-Mex and a variety of other meals, all at very reasonable prices. Lake Atitlan Guatemala Vactions.

What to Eat on Tuesday in San Pedro

It’s almost 6 PM on a Tuesday evening, when El Barrio Bar serves unique home-cooked meals. Tonight is Trish’s North Korean barbecue. Don’t recall the name, but the marinated strips of a find cut of meat make this one of the town’s top dishes.

Then over in the zona viva, it’s Mexican night at Alegre Pub. In addition to Chicken Fajitas, there are discounts of San Pedro’s largest array of Mexican beer, plus tequila.