El Boquerón, Izabal
Roughly six kilometers east of El Estor, the dramatic limestone canyon of El Boquerón lies 500 meters off the road to Río Dulce. No admission fee is charged.There’s a small beach in the canyon not too far from where the trip begins. The canyon extends for another five kilometers or so, should you want to do some more exploring. In addition, you can enjoy a nice swim by hopping in the crystalline waters of the River!
Parque Nacional Quiriguá, Izabal
Archaeological site of singular importance, declared Humanity Patrimony by UNESCO in 1979. It possesses the highest wakes of the Mayan civilization. It is located next to Puerto Barrios in the Low Valley of Motagua River. The Archaeological site of Quiriguá, consists by the following structures: El Centro Mayor, Plaza central, Juego de Pelota, la Acrópolis and shapes of animals.
Finca El Paraiso, Izabal
On Lake Izabal’s northern shore, between El Estor and Rio Dulce, is the wonderful waterfall hot springs of Finca El Paraiso. A wide, 12-meter-high warm-water fall plunges into a clear pool cooled by flows from surrounding streams. Finca El Paraiso is ideal for those who want to spend some time in pleasant surroundings amid lush tropical vegetation. The farm also features a small rustic restaurant, modest bathrooms, and a private beach on the Lake.
Sendero Las Escobas
“Las Escobas” is located just a short 20-minute ride from San Tomas de Castilla Port. Discover the wonders of the “Tropical Rainforest” while you walk through the reserve across bridges and meditation platforms. Home for over 400 species of birds, insects, reptiles and thousands of plants and other animal species, some of which are unique to this area of the world.
Siete Altares, Izabal
About 5km 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 picnic and swim. This is a protected area and hosts a very large variety o flora and fauna of the region.
Lago de Izabal, Izabal
It is the largest of the country, it is surrounded by beautiful beaches: El Estor, Mariscos; Dorada Beach and an exuberant vegetation, reason why it offers to the visitant a great beauty panorama, it is a sail lake and also can formed waves of some consideration.
Castillo San Felipe, Izabal
Lake Izabal is connected with the Caribbean Sea via Rio Dulce River and El Golfete lake. The fort was originally built by the Spanish in 1652, strategically situated at the narrowest point on the river in an attempt to deter the activities of pirates, who would come up the Río Dulce to raid supplies. It would later serve as a prison but was finally abandoned and left to deteriorate.
Río Dulce, Izabal
Starting at Castillo de san Felipe located at the encounter with the sea close to Livingston; you will find an amazing paradise full of life and nature. Among the hot sun from the tropics, the breeze from the sea, and the Caribbean humidity, this large territory concentrates the essence of this region.