The Ultimate Rio Dulce, Guatemala Visitor’s Guide

The Dulce River, or “Sweet” River, is one of the most overlooked places to visit in Guatemala.

Popular Guatemala attractions such as the colonial city of Antigua and the ancient ruins of Tikal get plenty of international press. But the Rio Dulce is one of the lesser explored natural wonders you’ll find scattered about this culturally rich and historically maligned country.

In truth, Guatemala is a fantastic destination for budget-conscious backpackers, high-end ecotourism enthusiasts, or just about anyone seeking unique adventures and an interesting change of pace.

The Central American hotspot can put you atop an active volcano, in the depths of the jungle scaling ancient pyramids, or– when visiting Rio Dulce– exploring the country’s Caribbean coastline.

Measuring just 27 miles long,

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