Things to Do in Rio Dulce

Things to Do in Rio Dulce, Guatemala - Rio Dulce Attractions

Things to Do in Rio Dulce

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  • Don O
    2 contributions
    I fell in love with Guatemala and the Rio.
    It is unlike any other place i have visited.
    You must see for yourself, if you like water you will love the rio.
    Everything is accessed bv boat.
    The restaurant in the Ril called The Dream Catcher is amazing the chef is French trained and a lovely woman. Every bite is amazing! She also has a few casitas to stay in right on the river. Swim and eat!

    Also the best and easiest travel was set up by Oswaldo. He set up cars for us all over the country. All were new and clean and the drivers were super professional and down to earth. If you need a ride in Guatemala call Oswaldo 502 3039 1727.
    Guatemala is amazing safe and the most beautiful I have yet to meet.
    Written July 13, 2021
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  • zug55
    Austin, TX54 contributions
    The Castillo de San Felipe de Lara is a Spanish colonial fort that was constructed in different stages between 1644 and 1697. It s located at the entrance to Lake Izabal that is connected with the Caribbean Sea via the Dulce River and the El Golfete lake. The fort was strategically situated at the narrowest point of the river. The Castillo de San Felipe was used by the Spanish to protect this strategically important waterway connecting the interior with the Atlantic Ocean against English pirates--who managed to loot it several times.

    The fort is not far from the town of Rio Dulce. If you are on the way through to or from Flores it is just a short detour that is definitely worth it. The fort is part of a public park with food stands so this would be a good place to stop for lunch. The fort also can be reached by boat and usually is included in Rio Dulce boat tours from Livingston.
    Written July 5, 2020
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  • TravelswithK
    2 contributions
    Would recommend a trip if you’re in the Livingston area. We’d heard talk of “tours” to Siete Altares and that is absolutely not necessary (unless you prefer it!) - it’s a nice walk along the coast (or a slightly faster combo of through the town and along the coast - joining the coastal walk at the pedestrian bridge). I think it took us about an hour and half at a very relaxed pace from our accommodation at Casa Nostra. It’s well signposted on the walk and there’s some simple facilities at the entrance, toilet, shop etc and a small entrance fee. Make sure you navigate over the rocks all the way to the top pool if you can - by far the nicest for a dip, and to jump off the waterfall into!
    Written January 26, 2020
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  • Betz S
    4 contributions
    Nice spot to visit , chill and have some fun whith friends. We book this Tour from our hotel but you can also do it from the guys at the main Duck for the same Price
    Written June 25, 2018
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  • Pistenherz
    Austria37 contributions
    My favourite part of the area. So relaxing, so beautiful to be within nature. Ask the locals for some caves that you can explore (you shouldn't be clautrophobic).
    We went by privat transport as we had already heard about some not so great encounters along the way by other people.
    Written January 9, 2021
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  • Michael F
    Windsor Heights33 contributions
    Wife & I took the Humanitarian Tour to Livingston & up the Rio Dulce on 12/17/21 (a Friday). The weather was fantastic. We were met right on the pier (Riviera, Oceania Cruises) and left for Livingston by nice boat ride. Then the trip up the river. School was out so we took side trips up two tributaries to see the Mayan people in their villages. Fascinating stop at a store where they were cooking food. Bring your own TP! We also stopped by the hot springs and we took the cave tour up the hill. Then back to Livingston for a short walk about town in the locals' own area, not the touristy areas. We did NOT do lunch. Our tour guide was worth the price of admission alone. Fun, knowledgeable, caring. He really tried to expose us to the people & places as they actually exist in a caring manner.
    Written December 28, 2021
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  • Alice
    2 contributions
    We had a lot fun with the captain Edmar ! We loved the spirit.
    The tour gives you a good view of the Rio and its activities.
    Great experience !
    Written April 30, 2019
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  • Antoninweb
    11 contributions
    This is a community-tourism visit : what you pay the guide Raoul will be distributed among his community in the Aldea Grande Tatin to buy medicine or school supplies for instance.
    You can arrive or leave via road using a pickup from Livingston or a lancha (boat). What we did was arrive by road and leave by lancha. We visited a bit the village, did a 30mn walk to the cave where we enjoyed a mayan ceremony which was very interesting.
    Then we visited the rest of the cave where there is water and you can go swim using a ladder. Apparently there's a lot of cool stuff to see if you swim like waterfalls but we didn't bring our swimsuits :(
    Then, we continued to the river by passing through the local high school (colegio) which was very interesting as the students learn about agriculture and the grounds are really cool! There is also a small crafts shop selling great stuff and a restaurant that shares its profits with the school.
    We ate at Aguas Calientes since it was unfortunately closed, and you can visit the hot springs there as well.
    This tour is managed by Raoul a great guide who does it for his community. It's really customizable depending on what you like (you can also eat hen or fried fish if you're interested) so you should definitely contact his wife Lilian Lilian via Whatsapp at +50256271865 to organize it. It's worth it to learn about the village and the mayan quiq'che life!
    Written December 1, 2021
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