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Apr 14, 2015 - Rio Dulce

up this morning for some coffee, it is self serve so can have more then one cup, lol some breakfast then off on a boat ride across Lake Lago de Izabal to go to a hot waterfall, there is a small river of cold water passing under the waterfalls so when you first get into the river it is cold then make your way to the waterfalls it warms up. The water in the falls is very hot so can only spend a short time under it. When we got to edge of the lake was to have a drive meet us and take us to the falls about 1 1/2 km away but the driver hade been...

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Apr 13, 2015 - On the road to Rio Dulce

This morning we are off at 7:00 heading to Rio Dulce a stop for breakfast at a small road side restaurant back on the road with a hour stop in Flores on Lake Peten Itza, back on the bus for a 4 hour trip to Rio Dulce, where get a small boat to our hotel on the river, nice place where the rooms are bungalows. We all meet there for a brief meeting and some lunch, spent the rest of the afternoon just kicking back, relaxing. with a cold Gallo beer.

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Mar 17, 2014 - Rio Dulce

Back in the mini bus for about four hours today. Stopped at a private park mid afternoon for a late picnic lunch. We had bought some groceries, fruit etc before departing Flores and made up the food next to a thermal waterfall. Went for a refreshing swim in the water under the falls. Seems there are a few thermal pools in this area. Another half hour bus ride and then a 5 minute boat ride to our accomodation for two nights. This is the best sleeping place we have had so far. Vicki and I are in a bungalow, hard to explain you will have to...

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Nov 6, 2012 - Rio dulce

Rio dulce Another day, another shifty entry through a Guatemalan border. The 10am boat from Punta Gorda to livingstone was like crossing the Atlantic in a hollowed out water melon. With some heavy heavy tropical rain and rough seas the crew ( some men that happened to be in control of a boat) had us flattened to the seats covered in tarpaulin. So again , chances are we entered Guatemala illegally as part of a human trafficking scam. Livingstone was cool, crumbly and courful but we only stopped for lunch then the James bond style boat trip...

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Sep 12, 2011 - Paradise in Rio Dulce

Hi all! Please excuse the delayed updates, we're pretty much caught up now. At the last few places we stayed at there was wi-fi but no actual computer access, and typing all these updates on my iPhone screen is beyond even me :) Today we're chilling out at Hacienda Tijax, our eco-lodge perched on the edge of the Rio Dulce river, near Lago de Izabal in central-eastern Guatemala. The lodge is really nice, with cute little cabanas out in the jungle for us to sleep in, raised boardwalks over the river/jungle (depending on the water level it...

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Jul 13, 2011 - Rio Dulce

Hola! Apres Flores, on se dirige vers Rio Dulce ou l;on est loge dans des ecolodges! Cest definitivement notre hotel prefere du voyage! Pour sy rendre, on doit prendre un petit bateau qui nous amene dans la jungle! Plusieurs voiliers sont acostes sur le bord de nos lodges! Toutes les habitacions sont des petites hutes sureleves sur leau! Pour se promener partout sur le site, on emprunte des passerelles et des petits ponts reliant les differentes installations! En tout temps, il y a de l;eau sous nos pieds!!! Notre chambre est vraiment...

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Jun 27, 2011 - Rio Dulce

While I was staying in Rio Dulce, I stayed on a very small island hotel about 100 metres from Rio Dulce. It was a very nice place to stay but there wasn't much to do so I signed up for a boat tour that went all of the way to a place called Livingston which is about an hour or so away from our tours hotel. It was a nice day tour even if it was a bit dull in Livingston. The boat tour brought us to some rather scenic places and the fast boat ride was nice as it was quite hot that day. Pictures of the boat trip can be found here.

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Mar 21, 2011 - Between oceans epic

N.B. This particular entry should not be read by the faint-hearted or by those thinking of investing in ventures within developing countries. Stress levels were reasonably high at 2am coming into a strange, major port with a motor that periodically stopped due to dirty fuel, a weariness after 4 nights at sea dodging literally hundreds of fishing boats and a plan to ship Chirpy overland that held a great deal of unknown. But the port captain was good, he held 60000 ton ships and tugs at bay and we tied to a safe haven of a quay. We now...

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Chirpy Ventures

Nov 11, 2008 - Rio Dulce

November 11th, 2008 I said by good-byes to Sara and Karrie who were off to Belize at 5AM and finished up packing up my bag. I wanted to try and get all the way to Livingston in a day. First I needed to get to Santa Elena. I was informed that all I needed to do was wait on the side of the road and a mini bus, shuttle would stop by. So...an unmarked van stopped, I asked if they were going to Santa Elena..they said yes..off I went. This van stopped every so often and locals hopped on and off always paying a small fee. I made it all the way to...

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Leslie's Trip South

Oct 16, 2008 - Rio Dulce - where a waterfall is Paradise!

October 14-16 The city of Rio Dulce, our next quick stop, lies at the edge of the Lago de Izabal where it empties into the Rio Dulce (River). This was an easy trek of only 2 hours upriver from Livingston by water taxi - a nice change from our ever long bus rides! The surrounding area is known for it´s traffic from the 'yachties' as this is said to be the safest location on the Western Caribbean during hurricane season. Most everyone else just passes through to connect to another location. The Rio Dulce (River) is one of Eastern Guatemala´s...

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Jul 13, 2008 - Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Rio Dulce is a "developing tourist destination". Known mostly as a safe haven for yachts during hurricane season, it is slowly picking up as a hot spot for adventurous travelers. But for now, it remains a ramshackle town on a gorgous lake and river that is pretty dirty and chaotic. I did, however, take a nice boat ride on the lake and down the river to the little coastal town of Livingston. This is the jumping off point for Caribbean adventure...and where I finally said goodbye to Guatemala. Next stop...Honduras!

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Jun 14, 2008 - Antigua, Guatemala - Rio Dulce

Started the morning on a bus on route to Rio Dulce. On the way saw a dead man in the road surrounded by police. Chicken bus not too bad for a couple of hours. Once arriving at the pier point was a 45 minute journey across to Rio Dulce. Really beautiful spot on the lake and shared a room with Fran, the other tour leader. Nice views of the lake around about 6pm as the sun was coming down. Rooms pretty good and wooden huts. Lots of great boats as people moor their boats here to avoid hurricane season

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