8km (5 miles) SW of Panajachel across the lake

Panajachel has become more commercial and upscale over the years, so the hippie and backpack crowd moved across the lake to San Pedro La Laguna. Today, with a growing number of budget lodgings, Spanish schools, international restaurants, and late-night bars, San Pedro is starting to give Pana a run for its money. San Pedro has a reputation as a party town. It also has a less developed and less commercial vibe to it than Panajachel. On the other hand, San Pedro exhibits much more of a foreign influence than either Santiago de Atitlán or Santa Catarina Palopó.