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Rio Dulce

Rio Dulce is a river in Guatemala, completely contained within the department of Izabal. It is part of a lake and river system that has become a popular cruising sailboat destination. The river begins at the point where it flows out of Lake Izabal. At the entrance to the river there is a small Spanish colonial fort, the Castillo de San Felipe de Lara.

Just after the river flows from Lake Izabal it is spanned by one of the biggest bridges in Central America. On one side of the bridge is the town of Fronteras, commonly referred to by the name Río Dulce. Along the banks of the river is the Rio Dulce National Park.

Things to See & Do

* Fronteras - town
* Rio Dulce National Park
* Castillo de San Felipe - fort
* Bird watching
* Wildlife observation

General information

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

Travel Links - Rio Dulce is accessible by boat.

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