This area of Guatemala is unique as it is home to Lago Izabal – Guatemala’s largest lake, fed by the Rio Dulce; this is also the only area where you can encounter coastal Garifuna culture.
Board a boat on the Rio Dulce (‘Sweet River’) to take you through a changing landscape of flat rainforest to sheer canyon cliff walls. Pass old Spanish forts, modern marinas, natural hot springs, manatee breeding waters and abundant wildlife, until you reach the Caribbean coastal town of Livingston, accessible only by water.
Livingston is noted for its unusual mix of Garifuna, (descendents of African slaves), Maya and Latino people and culture. The Garifuna influence is particularly strong, giving this town a Caribbean vibe that is completely different from the highlands and jungle regions of the north.
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