In Livingston, you can find everything a tourist needs - hotels, restaurants, banks, shops - on the main street that leads from the Municipal Dock, runs through the whole city, and ends at the beach. It is also a starting point for boat trips along the Rio Quechuche and Rio Cocoli, to the canyons on the Rio Dulce, to the abandoned city of Rio Dulce (Fronteras), to the fortress of San Felipe (XVI century.), to Lake Los Duarte, to the ruins of Quirigua, to the waterfalls of Las Siete-Altares, as well as to the protected beaches and reefs of Cayos Spodillas. It is also one of the best points for sea fishing in the region.
The Garifuna inhabit this area, who are descendants of slaves taken from the African continent to work on plantations, and local Indian tribes. The mixing of ethnic groups has created such an original culture and language here.
The town is named after the American legislator Edward Livingston, whose ideas were adopted by Guatemalan liberals of the early XIX century. Today it is a quiet, relaxed harbor, where boats, peace and grace are all around.
Livingston, a cultural mix
Vacation in Livingston