Port
Livingston, Guatemala


Livingston is the name of a town in Izabal Department, eastern Guatemala, at the mouth of the Río Dulce at the Gulf of Honduras. It was Guatemala's main port on the Caribbean Sea before the construction of nearby Puerto Barrios. In recent decades Livingston has developed a large tourist industry.


Livingston is noted for its unusual mix of Garífuna, Maya, Indian and Ladino people and culture. They are the descendants of Carib natives and African slaves. The town is known for its fresh seafood, the best drumming you have ever heard and Punta, the regional dance.

Things to See and Do

* Central beach
* Los Siete Altares waterfalls
* Seafood

General information

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency - Quetzal (GTQ)
Language – Spanish, English
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – +502

Port Location – Boasts dock at the main dock at the foot of the main street of Livingston.

Travel Links – Access can only be made by water; either by travelling down the Rio Dulce or by entering the port of Livingston on the Caribbean. Boats come frequently from Rio Dulce Town and Puerto Barrios.

Boats run several times a day from Puerto Barrios, and twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from Punta Gorda, Belize.

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