Is Livingston Guatemala worth visiting?
Livingston, located on the Caribbean coast, is accessible only by lancha from Puerto Barrios (if coming from Guatemala City). It is not worth stopping there and has a bad reputation, or from Rio Dulce, tiny town that has only one street (if you come from the north, for example Tikal).
How do you get from Livingston to Guatemala?
There is no road access to Livingston yet (as of 2020). The only access points are via the ocean or the river. By river, you take a lancha (powered boat) from Rio Dulce township located at the mouth of the lake and the Rio Dulce river (intersections of roads CA13 and 7E).
Is Rio Dulce Guatemala safe?
Like the rest of Central America, Guatemala has a reputation for crime & violence but we didn’t have any problems in our 3 months in the country. Rio Dulce is a popular haven for sailors and expats so it felt like one of the safer parts of Guatemala. Nevertheless, always be aware of pickpockets.
How far is Livingston from Guatemala City?
How do you get to Rio Dulce Guatemala?
The quickest way to get from Guatemala City to Rio Dulce is to bus which costs $5 – $40 and takes 4h. Is there a direct bus between Guatemala City and Rio Dulce? Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Guatemala City and arriving at Río Dulce. Services depart hourly, and operate every day.
How safe is Guatemala?
Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America, one of the world’s highest homicide rates and a very low arrest and detention rate. Most incidents of violent crime are drug- and gang-related. They occur throughout the country, including in tourist destinations.
Is it safe to travel to Tikal Guatemala?
While Belize, like many areas, has occasional crimes against tourists, our family felt safe there, walking or golf-carting to markets, restaurants, beaches, boat landings and bars. Tikal, too, felt safe, although seeing the Guatemalan narcoterrorism paramilitary police in their black pick-up trucks was a bit unnerving.