Travel Budget for San Pedro La Laguna

Departamento de Solola, Guatemala

How much does it cost to travel to San Pedro La Laguna?

How much money will you need for your trip to San Pedro La Laguna? You should plan to spend around Q179 ($23) per day on your vacation in San Pedro La Laguna, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, Q59 ($7.56) on meals for one day and Q60 ($7.70) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in San Pedro La Laguna for a couple is Q49 ($6.34). So, a trip to San Pedro La Laguna for two people for one week costs on average Q2,507 ($322). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    Q179
  • One Week Per person
    Q1,253
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    Q2,507
  • One Month Per person
    Q5,371
  • One Week For a couple
    Q2,507
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    Q5,013
  • One Month For a couple
    Q10,742
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A vacation to San Pedro La Laguna for one week usually costs around Q1,253 for one person. So, a trip to San Pedro La Laguna for two people costs around Q2,507 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs Q5,013 in San Pedro La Laguna. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in San Pedro La Laguna can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is San Pedro La Laguna? How much money do I need for San Pedro La Laguna?

How much does a trip to San Pedro La Laguna cost? Is San Pedro La Laguna expensive? The average San Pedro La Laguna trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these San Pedro La Laguna prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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The average price for one person for accommodation in San Pedro La Laguna is Q25. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in San Pedro La Laguna is Q49.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    Q25
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    Q49

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Food Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • While meal prices in San Pedro La Laguna can vary, the average cost of food in San Pedro La Laguna is Q59 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in San Pedro La Laguna should cost around Q24 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in San Pedro La Laguna is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    Q59

What did other people spend on Food in San Pedro La Laguna?

Typical prices for Food in San Pedro La Laguna are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in San Pedro La Laguna, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Lemonade
    Q16
  • Cake
    Q10
  • Ice cream
    Q3.00
  • Hot Cocoa & Banana Bread
    Q23


Transportation Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in San Pedro La Laguna is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent Q60 per person, per day, on local transportation in San Pedro La Laguna.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Q60

Flights to San Pedro La Laguna

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Entertainment Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • Entertainment and activities in San Pedro La Laguna typically cost an average of Q140 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Q140

What did other people spend on Entertainment in San Pedro La Laguna?

Typical prices for Entertainment in San Pedro La Laguna are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in San Pedro La Laguna, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Canopy Tour (for 2)
    Q300
  • Kayaking (for 2)
    Q15
  • Coffee Tour (for 2)
    Q54


Tips and Handouts Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in San Pedro La Laguna is Q5.97 per day. The usual amount for a tip in San Pedro La Laguna is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    Q5.97

What did other people spend on Tips and Handouts in San Pedro La Laguna?

Typical prices for Tips and Handouts in San Pedro La Laguna are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in San Pedro La Laguna, but your costs will vary based on your travel style.


  • Bathroom Fee
    Q2.00


Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in San Pedro La Laguna is Q35.


  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
    Q35


Alcohol Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • The average person spends about Q27 on alcoholic beverages in San Pedro La Laguna per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    Q27


Water Budget in San Pedro La Laguna
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  • On average, people spend Q27 on bottled water in San Pedro La Laguna per day. The public water in San Pedro La Laguna is not usually considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    Q27


San Pedro La Laguna On a Budget
Located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, Lake Atitlan is a beautiful volcanic lake ringed by small towns and villages that are highly frequented by backpackers. Panajachal is one of the best known of the towns, as well as the main entry point of the region, while others like San Pedro La Laguna are quieter and more off the beaten path. Lake Atitlan and its villages attract visitors for its scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and Mayan culture nearby.
Sights
Atitlan Lake is a volcanic area surrounded by three beautiful volcanoes. Volcan San Pedro is the oldest of the three, located within the caldera, and has been inactive for about 40,000 years. Also within the caldera is Volcan Toliman, which is probably still active though it has not erupted in recent history. Volcan Atitlan on the southern rim is the youngest of the three and is still active with the most recent eruption occurring in 1853. The three volcanos looming above the lake make up the stunning scenery of the area, as well as a playground for hikers and backpackers seeking adventure.

The Indian's Nose at the top of the mountain above the cities of San Juan and San Marcos is a great place to take in the views. There are a few trails as well as organized trips by horseback up to the top.

There are also several Mayan archaeological sites that have been found around the lake region, as well as a number of authentic villages that still practice traditions today. These can be fascinating visits if you are interested in experiencing some of the local culture.
Neighborhoods
As mentioned earlier, Panajachal is Lake Atitlan's main point of entry and most visited of the lake towns. It is also the transport hub, with easy access by boat to any of the other lakeside villages. From this side of the lake you will get great views on the water with two volcanos as a backdrop.

San Pedro La Laguna is a more laid-back town, small and more popular with backpackers seeking outdoor adventure.

San Marcos La Laguna is quiet as well with a focus on meditation, yoga, and massage centers.

Each of the towns has a selection of cafes and restaurants, places to stay, and opportunities to shop. Other villages in the lake region include Santiago Atitlan, Santa Cruz La Laguna, and Jaibalito. San Juan is also an emerging destination known for its dyed fabrics, San Antonio Palopo is a Mayan village known for its ceramics, and Santa Catarina Palopo is an authentic Mayan village with an abundance of traditional Kaqchikel culture.

Activities
Activities on the lake itself include a full range of options including boat tours ideal for birdwatching and visiting geothermal hot springs, kayaking any time of day, scuba diving to experience unique wildlife and volcanic features down below, as well as swimming in the lake's volcanic waters. Yoga and meditation is especially popular in San Marcos La Laguna, while hiking up to viewpoints like Indian's Nose, Mayan Face, and Volcan San Pedro are also common with visitors. Bike rentals and tours are also available to explore the areas in and around the villages.
Food and Dining
In any of the lake's villages, you will find a number of restaurants and caf├ęs serving typical food of the region, as well as some international and American options in Panajachal. Guatemalan cuisine prominently features corn, chilies, and beans as key ingredients as well as dishes with rice, pork, beef, chicken, cheese, and tortillas. Tamales are a common local favorite. They come in a variety of ways, but are basically a dish made of masa (or maize), which is steamed in a corn husk or banana leaf and usually filled with meat, fruits, and/or nuts. Other main dishes include a seafood soup with plantain slices called tapado, a variety of stews made with meat, vegetables, and spices, as well as a kind of stuffed pepper dish called chiles rellenos. Desserts typically consist of banana bread, a Spanish rice pudding called arrroz con leche, and chick peas in syrup, amongst many others.

Transportation
The nearest major airport to the towns surrounding Atitlan Lake is La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City. Buses from Guatemala City to Panajachal leave approximately every hour, from 6AM to 4PM, and cost only a few US dollars. Be wary that these are poorly maintained recycled school buses with drivers who do not always adhere to speed limits. These "chicken buses," as they are called, can be dangerous.

An alternative is to take a bus to Los Encuentros, and change there for a bus to Panajachal. Many tourist agencies will arrange tourist buses or transport shuttles to Panajachel, which is probably the safest way to reach Lake Atitlan. There are also buses from Guatemala City to San Pedro La Laguna.

Once you have arrived in any of the lake towns, there are small boats that provide transport from village to village around and across the lake.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Spanish Classes

By backpackguru in Communication
A great place to take Spanish classes is the San Pedro Spanish School, which has been around for over a decade. It's generally well organized and the teachers teach from lesson plans that they prepare. Classes often take place outside or down by the lake. If you're interested, the school also sets up activities in the evenings for its students. Not only do you get to learn Spanish, but you learn to chat with the locals. This helps you understand the people, the culture, and this history so much more.





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