Rio Dulce is located in the region of Izabal 280km (173 mi) from Guatemala City. It is characterized by its landscape of flora and fauna as the river flows between walls of thick forest and ends in the Bay of Amatique and the Caribbean Sea. It is common to see local fishermen in canoes, as well as sailboats and luxury yachts. The Castillo de San Felipe is another attraction of the place which witnessed of the passing of vessels in Colonial times. At the mouth of the Rio Dulce, the picturesque town of Livingston; a Caribbean village and considered the cradle of Garifuna culture. This part of Guatemala offers a unique rhythm, charisma of its people, dance and gastronomy with white sand beaches.