The town of San Pedro La Laguna is located in the southwest of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala

San Pedro is the second most popular destination after Panajachel. Tourists from all over the world come here to climb San Pedro Volcano, ride horses and in non-Covid times, party! 

There are also a lot of language schools here with great rates for learning Spanish!

Best time to visit San Pedro La Laguna:

The best time of year to visit San Pedro La Laguna for warm-weather activities is from late January to mid April.

Great for:

San Pedro has a pretty good nightlife – there are several lively bars on the lake where you can eat, drink, have fun and even do some good things. 

Things to do:

  1. Take in your the view from ‘Indian Nose’
  2. Learn Spanish
  3. Kayak on Lake Atitlan
  4. Take a dip in the thermal pools
  5. Visit a local market
  6. Hike San Pedro volcano
  7. Day trip to the surrounding villages

Where to eat in :San Pedro La Laguna

San Pedro has plenty of restaurants and cafes that serve a variety of cuisines, including international, Israeli, Asian and more. 

When you come out of the Panajachel dock turn right and you’ll see a row of good options including Sababa, La Teraza, Sublime and Shanti Shanti or for some more local options turn left.

Getting to San Pedro La Laguna:

From Panajachel, lanchas (boats) run throughout the day and cost Q25 to San Pedro. Once in town you can get a Tuk Tuk for Q5 pretty much anywhere.


Zahn is a travel junkie born and raised on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand. Zahn spent two years in South Korea where she met Addison in 2018. She has visited 17 countries and is on a mission to literally work her way around the rest.

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