Jazz / Blues Cruise Atitlán

Featuring great music and food at three of Lake Atitlán’s top hotel restaurants, the first Atitlán Jazz/Blues Cruise and Gourmet Food Festival will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Limited to just 150 patrons, the cruise departs Panajachel, with a troubadour aboard, at 11:30 a.m., bound for Santiago Atitlán and La Posada de Santiago for its American-style barbecue and a concert by New Orleans blues piano player and singer Nelson Lunding, followed by Marco Trío Eléctrico.

Afterward, participants will enjoy a typical Guatemalan gourmet lunch at Turicentro Tiosh Abaj where Blues Rocket will play New Orleans-style music.

The boat then heads to Hotel Bambú for an early supper featuring Mediterranean cuisine with Mambo Balam performing modern instrumental jazz, followed by the Imox Jazz Quartet playing traditional jazz, bossa nova and more. The cruise heads back to Panajachel at approximately 8 p.m.

Tickets are Q150 per person and includes boat transportation, meals and musical entertainment (Q125 if you have your own transportation). The event is organized by Festival Atitlán.

There are only 150 tickets available, which can be purchased online at www.festivalatitlan.com/cruise/cruiseeng.html. Tickets are also available in Santiago Atitlán at the participating hotels (offering accommodation packages as well).

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