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Livingston, Guatemala

From Flores we took a bus south down the eastern border of Guatemala to Rio Dulce, a town at the seaward end of Lake Isabel, and a popular hang out with sailing types, who come up-river from the Caribbean. We caught a boat over to our hotel - a sweet little wooden place built on decking over the mangroves at the edge of the lake and spent a couple of days relaxing, kayaking, swimming in the unnaturally warm waters, and visiting local marvels - a thermal waterfall (and by thermal I mean hotter than I would choose to have my shower) which plunges into a cold water pool in a verdant, sunny little valley at the nearby Finca Paraiso. So nearly a slice of paradise, it was somewhat ruined by the overwhelmingly sulphrous smell of the hot water, but fun nonetheless.

Boats from Rio Dulce travel down river

through the gorgeous scenery to Livingston, a small port town on the Caribbean coast, where we spend our last night in Guatemala sampling the local seafood.

permalink written by  Alex Kent on September 13, 2007 from Livingston, Guatemala
from the travel blog: On the Varieties of Nature
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