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Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala Cruise Port

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took a great river tour. would have liked to see quirogia ruins too.

hanskrug12 reviewed 3 months ago

About Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala


What people said about this port:

"We went on a river boat up the Rio Dulce, a beautiful ride into the jungle." in 7 reviews.

"We traveled to a banana plantation and packing plant." in 6 reviews.

"It 's an industrial port, so either book a shore excursion or stay on the ship." in 4 reviews.


147 reviews and tips of Santo Tomas De Castilla, Guatemala




RichardA14
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

So, So

We did not take any excursions at this port. The best part of our visit to this port was the terminal. The shopping there is a lot of fun. There was great entertainment by a marimba band and some young dancers. The farewelly by the residents/workers at the sail-away was a real hoot.

Visited: Feb 04, 2007

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RobertN10
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Very Good

The waterfall trip was disappointing. The scenery on the trip to the waterfall was great, but the waterfall area itself was congested and we stayed 2 full hours. If you really plan on swimming at the waterfall, you might like it. If not, you're going to waste your day. Guatemala is beautiful. Try something else to enjoy it.

Visited: Nov 26, 2006

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SondraW
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Very Good

I enjoyed this port and it left me wanting to see more of Guatemala. The people seemed happy to have us there. I took the trolly tour and the guide was very imformative. I would like to go to the rainforest on another trip there.

Visited: Feb 11, 2007

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SuzanneJ1
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Experience:
2-3 cruises

So, So

The "mall" at the end of the gangway turned out to be a better deal than we thought after spending $120 on a cab to go into town. The taxis should be monitored more closely - they take advantage of travelers and you don't get what you pay for. We hired the cab to take us to Puerto Barrio market and then to the new Santo Tomas mall, but instead we got a 90 minute tour of the slums. The driver never took us to the mall but brought us back to the dock early instead. The vendors in the shopping area by the ship were so desperate for a sale we felt pretty uncomfortable being there.

Visited: Dec 17, 2006

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LisaB29
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Very Good

We LOVED the horseback riding at Amatique as well as the time at the resort's water facilities afterward. It was a great place for grownups to PLAY like kids!

Visited: Nov 26, 2006

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HeatherM3
Deck Hand

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Very Good

15 min ride to Waterfall. Gorgeous better than any waterfall I have seen in Hawaii. Got to swim and play on the rocks. We did the excursion thru the ship you could probably get a taxi with no problem. Great Jade and other local jewerly! $1 beers in the warehouse shopping mall!!

Visited: Oct 29, 2006

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