Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Tortugal Rio Dulce Guatemala

After spending a bit too much time in the cities of Antigua and Panajachel, we were excited to get a couple of days on the tranquil Rio Dulce. We stayed in the wonderful Tortugal Hotel and Marina, where even the resident cats had bungalows.

Tortugal Rio Dulce Guatemala 2

We spent most of our time here lounging about and relaxing. We skipped visiting the nearby hot springs and local waterfall, feeling too lazy to put much effort into getting out and about. We did rouse ourselves enough to kayak down to Castillo San Felipe, a defensive fort built by the Spanish in the 1500s to combat local pirate activity.

Castillo San Felipe, Guatemala

Seeing the boats in Tortugal’s marina got us thinking again about the next leg of our journey. We’re drawn to the idea of sailing the seven seas, even if we currently know less about boating than we did about RVing when we set out. The thought of getting ourselves prepared for that kind of trip was more taxing than our mood allowed. Instead we just to watched the boats drift by, dreamed a little, and saved the details for another day.

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2 Comments on “Rio Dulce, Guatemala”

  1. karead7 April 4, 2012 at 9:24 am #

    How much did it cost you at the Tortugal Hotel?

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  2. cravesadventure April 4, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Loving your photos – I need a drawbridge and moat – what are they feeding those cats; big cats! Have a Great Day!

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