Casa De La Iguana

Barrio Marco Sanchez Diaz, Livingston, Guatemala, Distance from city centre: 0.1km

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Situated at the mouth of the Rio Dulce, Livingston (or La Buga as it is known to its' Garifuna inhabitants) is a laid back Caribbean town. Livingston is part of the mainland, however, because it is only accessible by boat and lacks a road connecting to any other town, you'll get a sense of being on an island. Thankfully there are still good connections on to Honduras, Belize and the rest of Guatemala with minimal fuss.
The town has a population of around 17000 inhabitants of mixed cultures and races with majority being of Garifuna ancestry. These people trace their roots back to the Caribbean island of St Vincent, where shipwrecked African slaves mixed with the indigenous Carib in the 17th century. It took the British a long time and a lot of fighting to establish colonial control over St Vincent. In 1796 when they finally succeeded, they decided to deport its surviving 5000 Garifuna to the Honduran island of Roatan, but unfortunately only about 2000 survived the voyage.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour security
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board Games
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Wifi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pet Friendly
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

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Check in time: 09am
Check out time: 11am

Credit Cards Not Accepted as payment upon arrival, cash only please

Breakfast Not Included
Taxes Included

Directions
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You can only get to Livingston by boat either from Rio Dulce or Puerto Barrios. The boats from Rio Dulce leave at 9.30am and 1.30pm and the tour takes about two hours. It is the prettiest way to arrive. The regular boats from Puerto Barrios leave throughout the day and it only takes 30 minutes. The last boat leaves at 7pm. Once on the dock in Livingston turn left and walk 5 minutes. We are on the right hand side. Avoid hustlers at the dock. It is very easy to find us.

Located Near

Livingston has plenty of good places to eat. There are two banks where you can change money, traveller's cheques, or withdraw cash from the ATM's. There is a small health centre in town and several pharmacies and lots of stores selling local handicrafts. Enjoy The Rio Dulce, the beaches, the jungle and the Siete Altares waterfalls where they filmed the first Tarzan film. Then take in live African style music and cuisine at night!

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