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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.”
  • 9 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
  • 1 Experience
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
Cafe
“Some of the best coffee in town, great location and a happening local space especially for breakfasts. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“For a small entrance fee you can climb the path that winds through the forest to the top. Great views on the lake and on the village. Also a wooden platform made to stick out over the lake. Daredevils will dive down into the lake!”
  • 5 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
Point of Interest
  • 2 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
School
  • 1 local recommends
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
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
“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
Gym
“For a nice hike, head up the valley towards the Yoga forest or for the avid hiker, continue up about 3 or 4 hours to the summit.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“STand up Paddle boarding at sunrise will be the highlight of your trip we believe. Dont miss it! You wont fall in - its easy :-) They also offer rock climbing and other adventures!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Cafe
“Some of the best coffee in town, great location and a happening local space especially for breakfasts. ”
  • 5 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
“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
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
“Their menu is relatively high-end for San Marcos and their views are SUBLIME. I particularly love their sandwiches and fried potatoes :) and visit when I have an appetite for dining lakefront.”
  • 1 local recommends

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