Rio Dulce (river)
Rio Dulce (river) – this river, completely contained within the department of Izabal,
leads to the country’s Atlantic coast, and is proximate to neighboring countries Belize
and Honduras. It is part of a lake and river system that has become a popular cruising
sailboat destination. The river begins at the point where it flows out of Lake Izabal.
The Dulce River is located within the “Río Dulce National Park” area that protects the
Guatemalan ecosystem since 1955, containing a great diversity of fauna, among which
are manatees and crocodiles. To travel the 16 kilometers between the “Golfete” (small
gulf) and the ocean, the waters of the river enter through an enormous canyon that
separates the mountains where high walls of limestone rock with lush vegetation make
the journey an adventure. For a visit, it is recommended to use the water transportation
services available at the docks of Fronteras, El Relleno and Livingston.