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Rio Dulce

Rio Dulce (Guatemala)

Practical information on Rio Dulce

  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Water Sports
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
It's just 30-40 minutes from Puerto Barrios by motor boat
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Rio Dulce

Mikaël Faujour Seasoned Traveller
30 written opinions

A little tropical paradise.

My suggestion:
And if possible, stay for at least a week so you can enjoy the area and really get to know it.
My review

I've had a different experience every time that I've visited this place. I've tried lots of different activities: kayaking (a must-try), wandering through the mangroves and other places of profuse and enchanting nature. I've tried typical delicacies of the region too, most of which are based on seafood (tapado is a must-try, as is the fish, the shrimp sautéed in garlic, the breaded shrimp, and ceviche, etc.)

It would be no coincidence if this heavenly place was chosen by rich Guatemalans and foreigners as a peaceful retirement spot. It's an inexpensive area and a good environment to live in ... and it's very popular with tourists travelling to Guatemala.

Starting from the city which is named after the river, it is possible to go up the river to one of the most famous national monuments: Fort San Felipe. Here it's called the castle ( castillo ), a proud building which silently carries the memory of almost all of Guatemala's history: piracy and theft of indigenous resources for export.

NB: Not far from Río Dulce is Amatique Bay and its white beaches, blue-green sea, and water parks. An option for holidays with friends or with family.

Tours and travel ideas Rio Dulce

  • Adventure
The Mayan Nature Tour
Length 15 days Approx. $3,150
  • Highlights
Mayan Classic and Beach Escape
Length 15 days Approx. $3,650
Multi-destination tour
  • Highlights
Central American Discovery Trip
Length 16 days Approx. $3,880
  • Off the beaten track
Mayan Treasures
Length 11 days Approx. $2,330
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