Lívingston Travel Guide

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Lívingston Things to Do

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    by hansoor Written Nov 20, 2005

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    Livingston is a cool town. You can only get there by boot or plane. Take the boot from Rio Dulce, this is a fanstatic trip over lake El Golfete and tru a beautiful gorge. Livingston is a relaxing place, everything goes slow. Take your time as well. In the evening there is an old lady walking around on the mainstreet selling home baked cookies. You have to try these; delicious. During daytime go off the mainstreet and walk to the residential area. Here are no tourists and locals are sometimes surprised to see tourist.
    You should take a guided tour to 'Siete Altares' (Seven altars), a serie of waterfalls. Before you book this walking trip ask if there was any rainfall the last few days! When I was there it hadn't rain for a month, so there was no water falling! The hike is very nice and most of the time guided by a local boy who can tell you a lot about live in Livingston.
    Don't swim in the sea! The 'beaches are not clean and the water is dirty. If you realy want to swim wear shoes or sandals or better; go up North to Belize or Mexico.
    Livingston is a great place to stay for a while to relax during your backpack traveling.

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    • Backpacking
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Arts and Culture

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Lívingston Restaurants

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    by dkolle Written Nov 21, 2008

    I always try to find the best cheapest, local hole in the wall restaurants in each village/town I travel to. Well I definitely found one in Livingston. Actually, there will be a very dark guy with dreads standing in the street next to the basketball courts as soon as you come up from the boat. He is kind of the "welcomer". He will ask you if you need help finding a room, restaurant, etc. Ask him for rice and beans. He should turn left onto the small street next to the basketball court. I cant remember the name, but it is on the left side of the street. Absolutely the best beans and rice you will ever eat. She makes it with coconut milk. And it is very cheap. Give the dark guy a small tip for the recommendation, and tell him it is from the guy he warned "next time I come to his village, to spend more money". He should know who you are talking about.

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  • by madmu Written Jan 21, 2003

    You'll find a few "comedores", small cheap restaurants, in Lívingston - go to the ones at the basketball field! Don't be fooled by the fitting up (plastic chairs, a fridge and a kitchenette), just order the Rice and beens.

    Favorite Dish: For under 2 dollars you could get a dish simply called Rice and beans, consisting of rice, beans, chicken or fish, fried banana, salsa, sallad, tortillas and a soda to that. Above all - it's delicious...

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Lívingston Nightlife

  • by madmu Written Jan 21, 2003

    The place to be in Lívingston by night is at the Cocobongo bar, just by the beach. When there is enough tourists the local band (consisting of different people nearly every night) will play Punta music, which is unforgetable. They will expect some tip for the effort.

    Dress Code: NO coat or tie!

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Lívingston Transportation

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    by realde14 Written Sep 2, 2003

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    To only way basically to get to Livingston is by water. You can either get the ferry from Puerto Barrios or ask around if somebody might be travelling on a motorboat either to/from Omoa, Honduras, or Belize.

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  • by madmu Written Jan 21, 2003

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    The only way to reach Lívingston is by boat, really. The ferry leaves Puerto Barrios at 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, and they return from Lívingston at 5:00 am and 2:00 pm. The cost is 10 Q. At any other time you could still take the lanchas, speedboats, that leave both Puerto Barrios and Lívingston whenever there is enough people (12), which usually is about every hour or so, for 25 Q.

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Lívingston Shopping

  • by madmu Updated Jan 21, 2003

    What to buy: No one should be allowed to leave Lívingston without tasting the coconut bread (nor the special dishes Tapado and Coco Casabe). The best ones are sold near the dock on the main street, in a little shop. Otherwise, buy it from the women sitting on the side-walk with their baskets.

    What to pay: 1 Q

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Lívingston Warnings and Dangers

  • by madmu Written Jan 21, 2003

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    Lately, there have many robberies on the beach just outside central Lívingston. Although a walk by the seashore here is absolutely wonderful, you should at least leave everything of value at home. To reach the amazing Siete Altares, which is the desire of most tourists, you will have to walk on the beach for a while which could be a risk, even with a guide.

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