About La Palapa

La Palapa is Panajachel’s home bar, restaurant and party hostel.

Our Palapa bar has a comfortable, tropical beach atmosphere that makes you feel at ease with a great mix of friendly regulars, tourists and locals in the heart of Panajachel on Lago de Atitlan. The owners and staff strive to provide a comfortable, fun, affordable, and delicious environment. Different days and nights offer different events ranging from trivia night, to live music, to Saturday’s world famous BBQ with Smokin’ Joe’s serving the best ribs, steaks and filet mignon this side of Memphis. We also have a large open area with comfortable seating for enjoying our live music on Fridays and Saturdays or to host your special event, birthday party, company party or fundraiser.

We offer daily specials including cheap drinks and food, and great daily prices on Brahva and Brahva Extra. Stop by or call to find out what today’s special deals include.

Our kitchen serves the best bar food in Pana. Our regular daily menu has a variety of delicious sandwiches, the best burgers in Guatemala, and a host of snacks and finger foods such as chicken strips, serious nachos, wings, and other “American Bar Food” items to satisfy your taste for something familiar.

Our party hostel rooms and dorm beds provide a safe, secure environment in the center of the action. We offer three co-ed dorm rooms with clean, comfortable beds and shared showers and bathroom facilities.