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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, www.casa-guatemala.org, linked to Hotel Backpackers in Río Dulce

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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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