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Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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3.9/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
Take a calm, peaceful boat ride down in the surroundings of dense green jungle at Rio Dulce. The 43 km (27 mi) long river is popular amongst fisherman and cruising sail boats, featuring a small Spanish colonial fort at the mouth, which was built to protect merchants from local pirates. Find one of Cental America’s largest bridges, spanning the river. Make your way down to the bridge and stop at one of the towns on either side. Put Rio Dulce into our Guatemala City tourist route planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Guatemala City.
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  • We stayed at Backpackers hotel in Rio Dulce which has a travel agency on property. From there it was easy to check out several places, Finca Paraiso water falls. the Garafuna town of Livingston, sever...  read more »
  • Although is to almost 5 hours of the capital, deserves the penalty approach is though is a day to this place. Rent a boat and ask an excursion to Livingston, city on the edge of the Caribbean to which only is accessed by water. The forest surrounds the River in a journey that will not let you indifferent. Towns living on mangrove forests, hot springs, herons... A marvel! Do not let of see the castle of San Felipe in the Lake Izabal
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  • The first item on this wonderful journey is the stop on the bridge which overlooks the Rio Dulce and its immensity, then you mention a boat that is around the $25.00 per person and you must be prepared for an adventure of spectacular natural beauty, if Rio is crushed, you'll be surprised hits you can take, but you grab well , passing by between trees, boats, mangroves, the sighting of birds: ducks, herons, pelicans, etc. Then you get into a fantastic carpet of white lilies of water, among many trees, houses and ranches in palma and there really their locals in their workplaces. After a few minutes of browsing, you will find a wonderful place with springs in which you can be for thirty minutes, not pay mandatory only must provide a collaboration in quetzales. It is advisable to wear sandals, change clothes and enough water (takes at least three changes of clothes, because missing the sea, later). You will then reach the mouth of the river but not before passing through landscapes taken from a book. There are views breathtaking! An extraordinary place. The trip ends in port Livingston. Recommend not eating there, is preferable carry something light to eat, the food is face and nothing tasty in my opinion since not find a restaurant elegant, only places popular. The only way of access to this site is by the river or Puerto Barrios. An unforgettable experience.
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