We went on a tour with Tours by Gus. It included boat tour of the river, which was beautiful. We also visited a school and delivered school supplies and had a chance to visit with the children and teachers. Gus was great and answered all of our questions about the country.
Went on a boat ride to Livingston then up the river to the school. Nice trip
Visited: Mar 31, 2019
This was my 3rd time to this port and I enjoy it because it isn’t commercialized with the typical shops and bars. I have done a tour of the Rio Dulce and Livingston in the past with Happy Fish. This time I was on a solo cruise and booked a day pass to Amatique Bay Resort through the cruise line. It was a First Class resort with a great beach, waterslides, amazing pool with a swim-up bar and reasonable drink and food prices. Frozen drinks were $ 5 US, burger and fries was $ 10 and bottled water was $ 2.
We took a tour of the town Santo Tomás de Castilla and Puerto Barrios. Very nice tour for our small group of six, but sad to see the living conditions of a lot of the people.
Visited: Oct 28, 2018
This port is a work in progress. It’s a shipping port and not very pleasant to look at. We chose not to do an excursion, but there are options here and I recommend getting away from the port. There is a large inside building that is very welcoming to visitors. We got our passports stamped and shopped. Jade and stone and silver jewelry is beautiful at good prices. Many unique items here and local culture to learn about. We watched natives perform dances and music it was very nice to see. Very nice people here
Visited: Nov 19, 2017
A commercial port - interesting to see the loading of large transport ships with coffee and bananas. Excursion to Ak-Tenamit People & the Garifuna Village of Livingston. Very difficult boat ride but the project itself is a great experience. Worth seeing, just be prepared for a rough flat boat ride.
Visited: Feb 04, 2018
Plan to shop for souvenirs here. This is a treasure trove of market stalls filled to overflowing with their hand-sewn and hand- embroidered textiles--tablecloths, place mats, shirts, etc. etc. I bought a $20. flowered bag for myself and two little elephant backpacks 2/$15. for our grandnephews. So cute with the colorful striped fabric. Also bought some turquoise and red coral jewelry, $35. each. The Guatemalans are hospitable and easy to bargain with. They all know a little or a lot of English.
Visited: Mar 10, 2017
chartered flight to Tikal Mayan Ruins
Visited: Mar 28, 2015
Great place to visit BUT again, not much to see or do at the port -- a shop that welcomes you with open arms but if you want to see the actual town you must rent a car and driver -- which we (4 people) did at $25 per person in a van and were driven around and ended up at a "mall" for lunch. Again, the town and the local people were quite friendly but if it wants to be a major port in the Caribbean the town government needs to "up it's game" with shops that appeal to tourism.
Visited: Dec 30, 2018
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