For centuries, the picturesque little town of Rio Dulce or Fronteras had served as the last civilized frontier along the traveler’s route to Peten. Standing by the beautiful Dulce River, the town today serves as the destination point for exciting riverboat excursions and sailing boat trips to Livingston by the Amatique Bay. This once isolated town now attracts hordes of tourists headed to leisurely cruises along the Caribbean Sea. You could enjoy lazy ferry rides on local dugout canoes around the city as well. Rio Dulce is also a gateway to the vast Río Dulce National Park situated by the banks of the Dulce River and the El Golfete Lake. The park is a haven for spotting tropical wild flowers, primates and exotic birds, including colorful toucans.
Río Dulce National Park
Sailing and Boat Trips
Tropical Flora and Fauna
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