Hacienda Tijax. It was a little piece of heaven on Earth. This place was secluded from the public on piers over the water. There were all kinds of critters in the water, air, and forest.
But the whole purpose of going to Río Dulce is for the ride on the long and bendy river. Here you'll see all kinds of birds, fish, manatees, and the Caribbean town of the Garifuna known as Livingston. This a great opportunity to learn about another culture isolated from the rest of the country. They have a long and interesting history that is drastically different from the Mayan populations of Guatemala.
Bocas Del Toro region in Panama.
Here a kitty sits on her throne looking over the gardens of Livingston.
If you get a chance, take about 3 days and spend them in this region. Tijax is a really nice place to stay. However, if you just want to relax, they have a pool in the rain forest for you to use. It's a great place to escape for a few days. I could easily see myself doing a bit of reading and relaxing here again:) More tomorrow....