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“Half day trip from Rio Dulce”
Review of Hot Springs

Hot Springs
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Izabal
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

As I'm reading the review, it seems some people are reviewing the one by the river which some "lanchas" stop over on their way to or back from Livingston. The one my friend and I went to was in Finca Paraiso, about a half-hour bus ride towards the "El Estor" direction. Just hop on any of the microbuses with the conductors shouting "El Estor" from outside. Tell them you want to get dropped off at Finca Paraiso. From there, walk a few hundred meters (trail is clearly marked) and you'll find the hot springs. No vendors, not too many people. When we went there, there were six of us travelers in total, and one local and his two children who were looking after us - where we should jump off from, where it's deep or shallow. Bring your own food/snacks if you're heading this particular hot springs. On your way back, just stand on the side of the road and flag down the next microbus you see heading towards Rio Dulce.

8  Thank loveantoinette
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Large hot springs - waterfall of hot water, very nice place for good looking pictures. no food or drinks stands around, so you basically have to bring your stuff with you.

Thank cafesanrafael
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Very cool place to relax and share with a friends on front to Rio Dulce, enjoy a CERVEZA GALLO & Ceviche, whaching the sunset, JUST BEAUTYFUL, no words to describe.

Thank hectorapineda
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Stopped here for a visit on our way up the Rio Dulce. Very interesting little spot on the river. There was a natural hot spring, which produced some really hot water. The smell of sulphur was also quite strong, but not over powering . A good place to come for a relaxing dip. There was also a couple of bat caves to explore on this stop. It was a good hike up a steep trail to reach them, but a worthwhile experience.

Thank AmazingJourney
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Take any microbus from either Rio Dulce or El Estor and ask to be dropped at Finca Paraiso (they'll know). Once there, you will see a restaurant (clean bathrooms, free if you buy some beer, which we did $15Q each, and took with us to the falls). If you face the restaurant, take the trail to the right, along the river. A man will be waiting and you will pay $10Q to enter. Another five minute trail and some steep stairs and you will be greeted with an amazing site!

The hot waterfall cascades into a cool pool. You can alternate between the two and it is so relaxing. The rock formations are amazing, and you are in the middle of the jungle, so lots of trees, fauna and flora around too. There are a couple different levels you can climb to, but not easy, so be careful and only try if you are in good shape. Definitely wear water shoes.

No bathrooms by the falls, so go at the restaurant first before heading down. Great for a relaxing afternoon!

2  Thank WealthShips
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