Caribbean Coast attractions

Beach in Lívingston

Playa Blanca

The best beach in the area is Playa Blanca, around 12km from Lívingston, a strip of white sand with chaise longues and umbrellas, restrooms and coconut-palm jungle behind. This is privately owned and you need a boat…
Cultural Centre in Lívingston

Rasta Mesa

This is a friendly, informal, enthusiastic cultural center where you can drop in for classes in Garifuna cooking (per person Q125, fish stew Q150), drumming (per person Q125) and dancing (Q125), or even get a massag…
Ranch in Lago de Izabal

Turicentro El Paraíso

On the north side of the lake, between Río Dulce and El Estor, this tourist spot is in an incredibly beautiful jungle setting. Here, a wide, hot waterfall drops about 12m into a clear, deep pool. You can bathe in th…
Waterfall in Lívingston

Los Siete Altares

About 5km (1½ hour walk) northwest of Lívingston along the shore of Bahía de Amatique, Los Siete Altares is a series of freshwater falls and pools. It's a pleasant goal for a beach walk and is a good place for a pic…
Canyon in El Estor

El Boquerón

This beautiful, lushly vegetated canyon abutting the tiny Maya settlement of the same name is about 6km east of El Estor. Pay your Q10 entry fee, and for around Q20 per person, villagers will paddle you 15 minutes u…
Landmark in Puerto Barrios

El Muñecón

A statue of a dockworker; this is a favorite landmark and monument in the town.
Fort in San Felipe

El Castillo de San Felipe

The fortress and castle of San Felipe de Lara, El Castillo de San Felipe, about 3km west of Río Dulce town, was built in 1652 to keep pirates from looting the villages and commercial caravans of Izabal. Though the f…
Cathedral in Puerto Barrios

Catedral de La Inmaculada Concepcion

Puerto Barrios' cathedral is probably one of the least-visited in the country.