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Pub in San Pedro La Laguna

Alegre Pub

Some nights are more alegres than others at this long-running upstairs pub at the corner up from the Pana dock, but it remains a watering hole for San Pedro's cast of characters. Shoot pool with the locals (Tz'utuji…
Israeli in San Pedro La Laguna

Shanti Shanti

With terraced seating cascading down to the lakeside, this makes a pleasant perch for Mideast staples such as falafel, baba ghanouj and hummus, plus hearty soups.
Pub in San Pedro La Laguna

El Barrio

This boisterous pub on the path between the two docks has one of the most happening happy hours in town. Every night has a different theme but on Friday evenings the fun reaches a crescendo.
Museum in San Pedro La Laguna

Museo Tz'unun 'Ya

This museum focuses on the history of the Tz'utujil people and geology of the region, with a film on the formation of the lake and a gallery of colorized photos of San Pedro in former days. As a bonus, they'll ident…
Clothing in San Pedro La Laguna

Grupo Ecológico Teixchel

This is a Tz'utujil women's collective that sells fair-trade woven goods and offers weaving classes for Q30 per hour (not including materials). It's about 150m uphill from the Pana dock toward the center of town.
Cafe in San Pedro La Laguna

Café La Puerta

The resident cafe for the San Pedro Spanish School, La Puerta is an appealing spot for abundant natural fare. Breakfast on homemade granola, grainy bread, delicious raspberry jam and avocado milkshakes, all served o…
Lounge in San Pedro La Laguna


Zoola remains San Pedro's premier global chillage venue. Travelers kick back on cushions around low tables, munching scrumptious Mideast fare, grooving on Manu, playing board games and generally unwinding. For serio…
Pub in San Pedro La Laguna


The Buddha can be enjoyed on various levels – downstairs there's a boisterous bar with pool table, rock concert videos and sometimes live music, upstairs a restaurant doing convincing versions of Thai, Indian and Mi…
Cafe in San Pedro La Laguna

Café Las Cristalinas

To savor a shot of the coffee grown on the surrounding slopes (and roasted here), head for this thatched-roof structure on the way up from the Pana dock to the center of town. Be sure as well to try their excellent …
Israeli in San Pedro La Laguna


Sabich, an Israeli sandwich lovingly stuffed with hard-boiled eggs, hummus, and fried eggplant, is just one highlight on the menu at this cheerful Mideast eatery upstairs midway between the Pana and Santiago docks. …