Rio Dulce

Río Dulce

Leaving the beautiful city of Antigua was a nice change of scenery and a long drive to Río Dulce, a small town on Lake Izabal and a port stop for boaters around the globe. Reaching our new home for the next two days we took a small boat across the river and arrived at the Hacienda Tijax - Jungle Lodge & Marina. It’s a lodge in the mangrove forest and everything is only connected via footbridges. Luckily Niels and I had a house with a bathroom ensuite while most of our group had a shared bathroom.

We signed up for a monkey kayak tour which started at 5:30 am the next morning. Its not our favorite time of the day and therefore we were more than unhappy when the guide told us that there are not enough kayaks for all of us. Selfless as I (Eva) am and maybe due to the fact that it was 5:30 am in the morning I sacrificed myself and went back to bed while the rest of the group went kayaking. After 3 more hours of sleep and a very good breakfast the owner of the lodge approached me apologizing and offering a free horseback ride through in the afternoon, which I couldn’t reject. The rest of the day we relaxed in the lodge and explored the surrounding. Arriving at the Jungle Lodge in the eveningDSC07416 The missed monkey kayak tour (Niels was still on it)DSC07477 Our small villaIMG_1696 IMG_1698 Horeback riding and the viewsIMG_1722IMG_1724 ... and a short stop for the hanging bridgesIMG_1734 riding through a rubber plantationIMG_1744 ... and enjoying the sunsetIMG_1755 IMG_1757 IMG_1762 My horse and me IMG_1765

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