Livingston and Rio Dulce

When to go

Jan-March

Ideal length

4 nights

Transfer time

1 hour flight from Patagonia

Livingston is Guatemala’s taste of the Caribbean with bright sunshine, rainforest and reggae beats.  The road stops here, most places are only accessible by boat and life takes a more relaxed pace.  With different people, food and scenery it feels like you are in another country!

OUR FAVOURITE THINGS TO DO IN LIVINGSTON AND RIO DULCE

RIO DULCE BY BOAT

Half day or full day transit. Travel on turquoise waters between the towering walls of the narrow gorge as parrots and toucans fly overhead.  Swim in the river if you like and experience the natural hot springs that feed into the river.

LIVINGSTON

This Garifuna town, only accessible by boat, used to be a busy port but is now a sleepy backwater.  Enjoy the Creole food and music.  There is good trekking nearby through rain forest to a series of beautiful waterfalls.

CASTILLO SAN FELIPE

Built on the banks of the Rio Dulce by the Spanish in the 16th century to protect the area from Caribbean pirates, it was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt until it was abandoned in the late 18th century. You can combine a visit to the fort with your trip up the Rio Dulce

OUR FAVOURITE HOTELS IN LIVINGSTON AND RIO DULCE

Banana Palms Hotel

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