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San Pedro La Laguna
Travel Guide

Sitting in the shadow of a volcano, this lakeside community charms with its beautiful setting. Inside the town, find indigenous culture and exceptional places to relax.

On Lake Atitlán’s western shore, San Pedro La Laguna is a small Mayan town surrounded by great scenery. Hike to the top of the volcano, shop for traditional handcrafts and learn about local folklore.

Visit the old village, situated a few hundred feet up the hill. Here you will discover traditional Mayan houses and the town’s indigenous population. Join them in the San Pedro la Laguna Market. Shop for beautiful embroidery, woven baskets and other locally made goods. Don’t be afraid to haggle for a good price.

Back in the main town, be sure to visit the Museo Tz’unun ‘Ya to learn more about the culture and folklore of the native Tz’utujil people and secrets of the lake’s geology. See exhibits of traditional costumes and cooking practices. Don’t miss the Church of St. Peter, a beautiful building with a white façade that sits in a small park.

Volcán San Pedro towers 9,908 feet (3,020 meters) above the town. A hike to the summit is achievable for most people who have good, general fitness. Go up with a guide who will keep you on the safest paths. If you don’t fancy the climb, enjoy the scenery from the lake. Rent a canoe or kayak to paddle on the calm waters.

Wind down from all this activity at Los Thermales, where you will find hot tubs full of spring water that is heated by the sun. Alternatively, check out La Mysticoteca, a health and wellness center where massages and meditation lessons are available.

Food and accommodation in San Pedro is cheap and of a high standard. You can access the town by boat from several nearby settlements or catch a bus from Antigua or Guatemala City. The journey from both these places takes between 3 and 4 hours.

San Pedro’s warm climate makes it a good vacation spot throughout the year. Among the best times to visit are during Easter for the Semana Santa celebrations and in June when the town’s patron saint is honored with festivities.

Top Hotels in San Pedro La Laguna

Sababa resort
Sababa resort
8 Av. Calle 02-40 Zona 1 Canton Pacucha, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$788 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery is ...

Sababa resort
Amigos - Hostel
Amigos - Hostel
2.5 out of 5
4 Avenida A Zona 2, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola
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Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)

"Not recommend for family !! It’s more for friends who like to party !! It’s very noisy close to the street of craziness!!"…"

Reviewed on 2021/2/27

Amigos - Hostel
HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
3 out of 5
6 Av. 3-42 Zona 3, San Pedro La Laguna, Solala
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The price is NT$970 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Nestled on the beach, this San Pedro La Laguna hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery ...

3.8/5Good! (49 reviews)
San Pedro 2020

"The hotel was what you would expect for a 2 star hotel in Guatemala. The daily breakfast was quite good, there was plenty of coffee. The view from the balcony dining room was fantastic. The maintenance of the facilities was so-so. They had delivery food available and would provide dishes and we could ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/23

HOTEL CABAÑA DEL ARCO
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in San Pedro La Laguna

Tzikin Jaay
Tzikin Jaay
3 out of 5
6ta. Calle y 6ta. Avenida, Zona 3, San Pedro La Laguna, Solola

Situated in San Pedro La Laguna, this beach cabin is within a 15-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Church of Saint Peter. CHIYA Art Gallery ...

Tzikin Jaay
El Remanso de Tecpan
El Remanso de Tecpan
3 out of 5
Km 93.5 Carretera Interamericana, Interior Finca Chichavac, Tecpan Guatemala, Chimaltenango

Situated in Tecpan Guatemala, this cabin is 6.8 mi (11 km) from Iximche Mayan Ruins and within 32 mi (52 km) of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and Panajachel ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Dream vacation in Tecpan

"This hotel is perfect for resting, staff is really kind, the food is good quality and price....the facilities are brand new and everything works perfect"…"

Reviewed on 2017/12/28

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Villas Jucanya
Villas Jucanya
3.5 out of 5
Barrio Jucanya, Calle del Lago, Frente al Lago (juegos infantiles), Panajachel, Solola
The price is NT$4,390 per night from Mar 3 to Mar 4

Situated in Panajachel, this beach vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and La Galeria. Casa Cakchiquel Arts Center ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (20 reviews)
Amazing Villa

"The guest service was Amazing from start to finish. The communication was awesome the moment I did my reservation. Very secure property and just a great atmosphere The locate is Perfect right by the lake and 5 minutes from central Panajachel."…"

Reviewed on 2020/11/29

Villas Jucanya
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Reviews of San Pedro La Laguna

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Nikki

Feb 16, 2020

Beautiful village, there are plenty of things to do.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 15, 2020

Great place to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 4, 2020

It’s a fun atmosphere. Things to do and late night food. It makes me sad to see all of the trash everywhere.

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