Rio Dulce and The Caribbean of Guatemala
Rio Dulce connects the lake of Izabal with the Caribbean Sea, making it an important biological corridor of more than 48 kilometres, this river is of great importance for species like the manatee.
Rio Dulce National Park has more than 60 years of being protected area in the country, this park is essential for the Guatemalan fauna as it is the habitat of the manatee, an endangered mammal animal.
Its lush tropical rainforest on the banks of Río Dulce offers an astonishing landscape, making the region the threshold to the green Caribbean and one of the main tourist destinations in Guatemala, as we can find a great variety of flora and fauna, with more Of 40 species of amphibians, 87 species of reptiles, approximately 350 species of birds and more than 128 species of mammal animals.
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A place as his name says, paradise. A farm transformed and adapted to receive tourists that is located on the shores of the lake of Izabal, with a restaurant where you can enjoy homemade meals, like a delicious chicken broth, among other typical of the place. In the Finca you can enjoy the lodging in Ranchitos characteristic of the area, which make the visit to the place a pleasant experience.
One of the main attractions of the farm are the pools, which can be reached by compact vehicle as the access is in good condition. These pools are fed by a river of cold water in which falls a waterfall of hot water, resulting in the experience of immersing in the pools is pleasant due to warm water, delicious and relaxing.
El Boqueron Ecological Park
Only 35 kilometers from Río Dulce awaits you a wonderful experience, where you can use a Cayuco and walk the aquatic path formed by the River Willow enjoying very close the fauna of the place that will leave you amazed with its sounds and colors, this is mixed with the caves that surrounds you to appreciate and make you be more aware of the environment, it is best to make a tour whispering to appreciate the place in its splendor, you can also see variety of flora and fauna, as well as listen to monkeys Howlers living in the trees surrounding the site.
The ecological park has different activities to perform additional to its main attraction is the tour in Cayuco, such as being able to immerse in crystalline water, butterfly, hiking, horseback riding, rest in hammocks, observation of walls Vegetation of more than 100 meters of height and enjoy the gastronomy of the area like tilapia, decanters, shrimps and variety of shellfish.
Quiriguá archaeological site
The park is located on the West Bank of the Río Matagua or Río Grande, which was an important communication route for the Mayas. Quiriguá along with the city of Copán in Honduras are located in the southeastern periphery of the Mayan lowlands. This Mayan city is mainly characterized by its majestic stelae that are the largest and best preserved in the Mayan world. Originally the city was under the dominion of the dynasty of the city of Copán (today Honduras), but in 738 A.D. the dynasty of Quiriguá managed to become independent and even subjugate the Copán dynasty and it was when the city reached its splendor. Most of the monumental constructions, the Acropolis, and the stelae were erected during the following 60 years of reign of the new dynasty of Quiriguá, a dynasty that dominated in the region of the Copan River and the Río Matagua. In this historical context the stela E is carved, with 10 meters of height and 55 tons of weight that constitutes the largest sculpture of all the located in the Great square, ceremonial space where one can appreciate the exceptional collection of sculptural monuments of the A park that includes altars zoomorphic of exceptional artistic quality, which is why it has been declared a Cultural patrimony of humanity since 1981 by UNESCO.
The archaeological park of 34 hectares protects an important remnant of rainy rainforest, which makes it a last refuge for wild species typical of the area. It was declared a park in 1974 and is in charge of the General Directorate of the Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.