Río Dulce: downtown in brief

published jan 6th, 2015

Eric Toupin, blogger & web developer

Río Dulce is loud and bustling. Commercial truckers and vacationers headed west to Cobán or north into Petén and Mexico must pass through the center of Río Dulce. The heat can be sweltering. Traffic is often deadlocked along the narrow highway. And vendors are everywhere.

Río Dulce: downtown in brief, the public dock
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, boats awaiting passengers
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, an ayudante (helper) brings lunch to his captain
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, onward into the calle principal
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, shops and comedors line the streets
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, eighteen wheelers and bigrigs everywhere
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, wares in every available space
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, a grape vendor
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, two girls wait for customers
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, a driver looks for passengers
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, fireworks vendor catches up on the news
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, fireworks
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, a man buying onions
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, pizza (and chinese) delivery
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, boys, a fruit stand, a girl
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, watermelons headed to market
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, a family going somewhere
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, chili peppers for sale
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, pots, pans & more streetside
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, sandals for sale
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, children's toys at an out-of-the way shop
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, coconut vendor in a wheelchair
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, out of the way neghborhood; a little girl in her kitchen
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, men gambling
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, old men watching traffic
Río Dulce: downtown in brief, cowboy at the agricultural dispensary

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Area Lodging

Tortugal in Rio Dulce, Izabal, reception

Tortugal is a full service hotel, restaurant and marina located on the west shore of the tropical Río Dulce, just a five minute boat ride from the embarcadero principal. From Q 100.00.

Kangaroo's in Rio Dulce, Izabal, main building

Kangaroo’s is a large, comfortable and full service hotel just a five minute boat ride from the bustle and noise of Río Dulce. From Q 60.00.

Casa Perico, Rio Dulce: Bungalow

Casa Perico is a quiet, secluded hostel and restaurant located in the riverside jungle of Rio Dulce. From Q 55.00.

Hotel Backpackers in Rio Dulce, Izabal: Hotel front

Hotel Backpackers is a large and unique hotel, restaurant and bar just a five minute’s tuk-tuk ride from Rio Dulce’s major bus terminals. From Q 45.00.

Hotel Paraiso Tropical, Rio Dulce: Hotel grounds

Hotel Paraiso Tropical is a well managed and conveniently located hotel and restaurant just a short walk from the bridge that leads into Rio Dulce. From Q 100.00.

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