San Pedro La Laguna
San Pedro La Laguna © Carlos Adampol Galindo
The holiday destination of San Pedro La Laguna has a relaxed, bohemian feel and it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most popular places for a summer holiday in Guatemala. The village revolves around the Catholic Church and the market place, with narrow cobbled streets leading up the hill, away from the ferry docks.
Coffee plantations surround San Pedro La Laguna, and picturesque paths lead to the lake, where boulders and small stretches of beach provide peaceful sunbathing and swimming spots. There are also thermal pools in the village offering superb views of the nearby volcanoes from one of the luxurious resorts, a great way to relax after some rewarding hiking up the Volcán San Pedro, behind the village.