Step foot into Guatemala’s tropical paradise in Rio Dulce & Livingston. This up and coming tourist destination is gaining popularity in travel blogs and recommended cities to visit. It offers a mesmerizing blend of natural beauty and vibrant local culture. Nestled amidst lush landscapes and glistening waters, Rio Dulce & Livingston serve as the gateway to explore Puerto Barrios and even venture into the neighboring country of Belize. Whether you opt for a scenic bus shuttle or a tranquil boat ride, Rio Dulce & Livingston: A Journey Through Guatemala’s Tropical Paradise can promise you an unforgettable adventure in this tropical haven.
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Rio Dulce & Livingston Travel Tips
|Money Accepted:||The preferred form of payment is cash so plan accordingly.|
|Safety In Rio Dulce Guatemala:||Great example of safe cities to visit in Guatemala.|
|Friendly To Tourists:||Absolutely, and very welcoming to tourists.|
|How Far Is Rio Dulce To Guatemala City:||5 hour drive from Guatemala City depending on traffic.|
|Ways To Get To Rio Dulce:||Shuttle – Various shuttle providers based out of Antigua offer the journey from Antigua to Rio Dulce but do know that it is a long journey. |
Car Rental – Depending on the number in your group and what else you plan to see in Guatemala beyond Antigua, renting a car may be a cheaper option. Book your rental HERE
|Length Of Stay:||To see Rio Dulce and Livingston, I would recommend a 3-4 days with an overnight in Livingston.|
Rio Dulce & Livingston Attractions
|Castillo San Felipe, a fortress built by the Spanish to protect themselves from Caribbean pirates|
|Finca Paraiso – Hot springs atop a waterfall. The river itself is lovely to go through boat, kayak etc.|
|Quirigua – Only 45 minutes away from Rio Dulce. These ruins may not be as impressive as Tikal but in very good condition.Worth visiting if you have the time. |
Want to visit the ruins in Tikal? Check this tour HERE.
|Livingston – The day tour to Lvingston was a match made in heaven for me. The tour was the perfect way to visit this Caribbean paradise and see Rio Dulce as well. It’s beautiful to see how diverse, not only the landscape but people are in Guatemala. |
Livingston is a perfect example of this. Not only do you feel like you are in a Caribbean country but the Guatemalans here are Afro Latinos. The boat shuttle for the day trip will pick you up from your lodge if booked directly. The tour includes a visit to Castillo San Felipe, the hot springs and ending with a 1/2 day in Livingston.
FYI: There is an option to stay in Livingston if you so wish.
Check out tour options HERE.
Guatemala’s Tropical Paradise Accommodations
Hostal Casa Perico – Relaxing eco lodge along Rio Dulce that works on a tab system. This jungle cabin resort is a perfect place to feel secluded. It provides various tours, shuttles and canoes free of charge.
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