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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Aldous Huxley once said that Lake Atitlan was the most beautiful lake in the world and I believe him
  • There are lots of interesting places to stay in san pedro
  • There are some great bars, the best one in town is of course the Buddha Bar

    • by Elizabeth Schulte
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      To get to San Pedro la Laguna (San Pedro for short) you should take a launcha from Panajachel. Both of these towns are small villages on the edge of Lake Atitlan, a huge lake ringed by volcanoes. Aldous Huxley once said that Lake Atitlan was the most beautiful lake in the world and I believe him.

      The launcha is a small taxi boat which will take you and a bunch of other tourists across the lake for about $3USD. The ride takes about half an hour (big lake).

      There are no


      life jackets on the boats so just try not to drown. San Pedro is very small.

      Once you step onto the dock you are in the busiest area of town. There are two docks- the Atitlan dock and the Panajachel dock, you are at the latter, and the main road connects the two.

      There is a great restaurant on the left called D’Noz. Try it, get the veggie quiche.

      There are lots of interesting places to stay in san pedro. I do not reccomend Trippy’s Hostel as I got a weird ...


      • we-don’t-want-you-here vibe from them.

        San Pedro is full of a lot of american ex-pats and europeans who come to hang out and do a lot of drugs (some of them) and write or paint or whatever, because it is so cheap to live there. There are some great bars, the best one in town is of course the Buddha Bar.

        There are no real street names in San Pedro and all of the streets are more like winding dirt paths through the jungle than streets, so people give directions by saying,

        “it’s on the right of the Buddha Bar” or “it’s behind the Buddha Bar. ” The native people seem to get along really well with the foreigners, too, and the town has a nice 50/50 split that seems to work out for the benefit of both- the indigenous people haven’t been relegated to the terrible jobs, and the europeans and americans have been helping with a lot of charitable works like schools and hospitals, so it seems really like a model of a town in a world that gets smaller all the time.




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