Reason enough to come to Lívingston is the spectacular trip through the Río Dulce gorge, a roughly 30km journey that eventually brings you to Río Dulce Town. From Lívingston, the river passes through a system of gorges with sheer, 100m-high rock faces draped in tropical vegetation and cascading vines. The birdlife is exceptional with white herons, sea eagles and squawking parakeets among the stunning tropical scenery. If you’re very lucky you may even see a manatee – dawn is the best time.

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