Río Dulce National Park was declared a protected area in 1955. It has approximately 13 thousand square hectares of extension, and it is recognized mainly for its spectacular scenic beauty and for being the natural habitat of several species of fauna, some of them are endangered, like the manatee.

This imposing biological corridor links Lake Izabal with the Caribbean Sea, in a route of approximately 43 kilometers long, surrounded by a lush tropical rainforest, as well as stunning limestone walls of approximately 60 meters high, covered with plants of the place and where 202 species of birds live, 44 species of amphibians, 87 species of reptiles and 128 species of mammals, being the most emblematic the manatee.

In this protected area, the Q’equch’i, Garífuna and Ladinos cultures coexist in harmony with nature.

Sustainable Tourism Destination that you should not miss:

How to get:

From Guatemala City, take the CA-9 North road, towards Puerto Barrios (about 300 km, 4 hours). In Puerto Barrios go to the Muelle Municipal and take a public boat to Livingston.

Enjoy sustainable tourism experiences in this majestic nature reserve:

  • Boat trips, canoe or kayak
  • Birdwatching and observation of local fauna
  • Natural spa visit: hot springs, sauna cave, relaxing massages, natural drinks
  • Ceviche preparation workshop
  • Trekking
  • Artisanal fishing
  • Encounter with the Garífuna culture in Livingston

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