2 Reasons to Explore the Atlantic Coast of Guatemala

Livingston and Rio Dulce, Guatemala are the main attractions in the Caribbean side of Guatemala. They are still not flooded with tourists so you will get a better experience. Check out the fun things you can do and places to explore:

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Rio Dulce

This is a river that flows from the Izabal Lake on Guatemala’s Caribbean Coast. This is a great area for nature lovers because it is abundant in wildlife. In it you will also find a fort that was once used to protect the area from pirates.

There are some good hotels in the area and some companies that offer fun boat & kayak tours along the river that will take you along the heart of the jungle towards the sea.


And here are some of the things you can do in the area:

* Kayaking
* Visiting Finca Paraiso
* Visiting San Felipe Fortress
* Boat tours


Livingston is a small town located in the middle of the jungle in Guatemala’s Caribbean side (Izabal Department). It is a small town with very little tourist infrastructure but tons of wildlife and natural beauties to be discovered. It is also known as Guatemala’s jade coast & home to the unique Garifuna people.

The Garífuna are a unique race with a language, culture, and cuisine of their own, so it should come as no surprise that is worlds apart from the rest of Guatemala. They have been able to preserve their culture because of how remote it is (you can only get there by boat). This town ofter referet to as La Buga by locals has a mellow image & lifestyle.

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Here are some nearby things you can’t miss when you visit Livingston:

* Boat tour
* Visit the Seven Alters (waterfalls)
* Visit the San Gil Ecological Reserve
* Bathe in the nearby Hot Springs

Now that you have all the info I’m sure you are curious about what an adventure in Rio Dulce and Livingston Guatemala would be like. You should definitely give it a try if you get some extra time on you Guatemalan vacation.

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