The Great Divide

San Pedro la Laguna is a village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, with a resident population of approximately 13,000, primarily of Tzutujil Mayan descent.

San Pedro la Laguna in Guatemala has earned a reputation as one of the top Central America backpacker destinations, due to its low prices, low-key lifestyle, and life-changing natural beauty. Cradled between dream-lake Lago de Atitlan and San Pedro volcano, San Pedro la Laguna is the perfect retreat.

San Pedro is much less touristy than Panajachel, a fact that appeals to San Pedros international backpacker community. There are less souvenir shops, and more Spanish schools; in fact, San Pedro La Laguna is becoming Guatemala's secondary Spanish school capital after Antigua.

There are tons of restaurants to choose from offering all sorts of different cuisine. Take your pick and enjoy the tasty meals made from scratch!! Over 20 different bars in this tiny town offer plenty of scenes to choose from. Chill out in the upstairs lounge at Buddha or listen to live music on the first floor, enjoy cheap Cuba Libres from Alegre, or go crazy at our electronic bar on the lake appropriately called Freedom Bar.

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