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Things to do in San Marcos La Laguna

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Every night is different at del Lago: movie night, live music, comedy shows, etc. Also great treatments and a stunning view during the day.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Lodging
“Regular offerings of yoga (we recommend Paula's classes) and sound healing right in the centre of town. Vegetarian cafe also all set in a beautiful garden. One of the original places in town that started the entire scene here. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Some of the best coffee in town, great location and a happening local space especially for breakfasts. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“Nature reserve and best swimming spot with a high jumping platform for those who dare. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Government and education
“Immerse yourself in a village where you can attend spanish lessons, then step out and practice until you are perfect. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“Lovely garden patio to eat or have drinks. Friendly service and especially the vegetarian dishes are very good. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great variety on the menu, the freshly made curries, soups and salads are especially recommendable. Nice seating, wood oven for naan bread and pizzas. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
School
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“One of the longest running local places in San Marcos just on our doorstep down the hill, with great organic (strong!) coffee and delicious burritos and other items with most items sourced organically from the owner's farm in Santiago. Unassuming and well priced. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Right on the water, this place is incredible to hang out at and eat some good food. Fun place to have a drink with a friend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Gym
“An array of opportunities to sing, to cultivate Yoga awareness and skills, and to enjoy the beauty of a magnificent creation.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best food in our opinion, amazing location right on the lake, great cocktails and amazing special discounts. The fish tacos are favourites. Paulie is a colourful host. Live music, fire pit and lots of locals passing through make this a unique experience.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Locality
“In this photo above, I am becoming an artistic expression of one of the many colourful murals that adorn the area. Casa Rosa herself overlooks the Lago, surrounded by lush vegetation. It is most conducive as a retreat space, a cozy nest for self development and inner attunement...your very own canvas for a spectacular life with the best of nature surrounding you. At the same time, step out and enjoy the many wonderful opportunities that abound in this international hub-- to dine, to sing, to dance, to play music, to watch movies, join drum circles, take courses in tantra, Tai Chi, Yoga, kayaking, climbing and trekking, massage and so much more. Bathe in the natural soundscapes, visit the natural reserve, or bliss out and in with a sound bath of gongs and celestial instruments. You can book a temascal (sauna) and partake in the plethora of Mayan fire ceremonies, Cacao Ceremonies...creativity abounds in the offerings here. Just walk down the strip off the main road, and lo and behold A whole smorgasbord of possibilities becomes visible!”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Some of the best coffee in town, great location and a happening local space especially for breakfasts. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great variety on the menu, the freshly made curries, soups and salads are especially recommendable. Nice seating, wood oven for naan bread and pizzas. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Lovely garden patio to eat or have drinks. Friendly service and especially the vegetarian dishes are very good. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Right on the water, this place is incredible to hang out at and eat some good food. Fun place to have a drink with a friend.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the longest running local places in San Marcos just on our doorstep down the hill, with great organic (strong!) coffee and delicious burritos and other items with most items sourced organically from the owner's farm in Santiago. Unassuming and well priced. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The best food in our opinion, amazing location right on the lake, great cocktails and amazing special discounts. The fish tacos are favourites. Paulie is a colourful host. Live music, fire pit and lots of locals passing through make this a unique experience.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
Restaurant
“Great cosy place to watch the world go by from its terrace on the main tourist pedestrian street going down to the dock, we adore Camino for evenings dinner and live music. The hot spot for live music in town. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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