El Petén drinking and nightlife

Club in Flores & Santa Elena

Qué Pachanga

One of a pair of lively nightspots round the west side of the island, this room gets heavy most evenings, when young Guatemalans decked out in their tightest possible jeans gyrate to a continuous barrage of throbbin…
Bar in Flores & Santa Elena

El Trópico

Longest running of the bars along the southern bank, El Trópico supplies tacos and cerveza (beer) to a mostly older Guatemalan clientele. It's quiet at sunset, but many gallos (tortilla sandwiches) later, the pulse …
Bar in Flores & Santa Elena


One of several nightlife venues along the southern bank, Jamming sports a reggae theme, though there's more beer guzzling than ganja smoking. It attracts a younger set of middle-class Guatemalans, and by 8pm you can…