Coming back from Atenango, I felt ready for newadventures and decided to head for San Pedro, located at the lake Atitlan. Gettingtherewasprettysmoothcompared to theothershuttle ridesI'vehad, as it onlytookabound 3 hours. Whenwestarted to drive downtheswingingroadstowardsthe lake wewasstruck by thebeautiful lake unfolding in front ofus, in-betweenthe tall volcanicmountains.
The suttle dropped us of in the middle of the main street and we headed for our hostel, Hostal Fe. The lake side is lined with some cozy cafes and restaurants, as well as a little streetfood selection of puposas and tacos. Right up the street there is a market every morning where you can get fresh fruit, vegetables and secondhand clothing.
The vibe in the town is great, with lots of travelers working in the hostels. During the day there is various things o do. We mostly relaxed and hung out in the hammocks to unwind after our hike. From town, you can do a daytrip to San Marcos(the hippie town) or any of the other cities surrounding the lake. There is also various hiking trails in-between the cities. Not all of them are safe though, and there has been recordings of several robberies on the routes. However you should just ask the locals, and there is also hiking trips over several days, offered.
There is main two popular hostels in the town, Hostal Fe and Mr. Mullet's. San Pedro is famous for being the party town around the lake, and as it's pretty small, we quickly realized how the nights went about there. We started off at our hostel, before we went to Mr. Mullets and ended the night at Sublime, before maybe heading back to the hostel again. As the music in the clubs shuts off at 11pm and the club itself closes at 12pm, the partying starts early here.
Even though Lake Atitlan is colder then the average places in Central America, it's definitely worth a visit. San Pedro captures you, and i know me and my travel companions are not the first group who needed several attempts to leave the little town, before succeeding.