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El Golfete - Other Activity Río Lámpara - Guatemala

Upriver from Livingston there is a place where very hot sulphurous water flows into the Río Dulce. The public boats going between Río Dulce and Livingston normally stop here for 10 minutes or so; you can dip your toes in the water where a jetty and café have been built. After passing through the narrow gorge the river opens into El Golfete, a large lake with various points of interest on its shores. On the north side is the Biotopo Chocópn Machacas, a reserve conceived to protect the Manatee (sea cow) as well as the wetlands. Located on the southern bank is the Casa Guatemala charity orphanage,, linked to Hotel Backpackers in Río Dulce


Río Lámpara , Guatemala

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Thermal springs, Natural park

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By Joanne Sykes

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England, Jo is currently working as a freelance travel writer in Latin America. With degrees in...

01 Aug 2010

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