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Top Choice International in Río Dulce

Sundog Café

Down a laneway opposite the Litegua bus office (200m up the main street past the end of the bridge), this open-air riverfront bar-restaurant makes sandwiches and offers a few vegetarian dishes, brick-oven pizzas and…
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…
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…
Crêpes in Río Dulce

Cafe Paris

This cafe/hotel offers very tasty coffee and espresso drinks, plus passable French croissants. While its crepes might not quite pass muster at a bistro on the Champs-Élysées, they're a decent respite from the Guatam…
Mexican in El Estor

Gardenia's Café

A simple, no frills (except the parquet floor) kind of place, serving a variety of tasty Mexican dishes as well as hot dogs, sandwiches and the like. Coffee and espresso are options too.
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…
Supermarket in Río Dulce

Dispensa Familiar

A basic supermarket.