Playa Blanca & 7 Altares Tour

Playa Blanca & 7 Altares Tour

This full-day tour visits a number of places on the Río Dulce and around Lívingston, including the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca & 7 Altares.

Featured in:Boat Tours, Mangrove Tours, Marine Wildlife, San Felipe's Castle, Playa Blanca, Siete Altares
8 hrs
Available Days:
Every day
7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

You'll hop into a boat and head down the Río Dulce. This tour takes you past the 7 Altars (this depends on weather conditions) and eventually you'll reach the white-sand beach of Playa Blanca.

Playa Blanca is one of the nicest beaches in Guatemala and is a fantastic spot to swim, read, or relax.

Then we come back to Livingston, where lunch will be enjoyed. After lunch, we will pass by the bird island of Cayo Quemado and stop at the hot waterfalls of Agua Caliente. These thermally-heated waterfalls are a great place to take a dip or relax along the shore.

Attractions Visited

San Felipe's Castle

El Castillo de San Felipe de Lara is a fortress along the northern shores of Lake Izabal in Guatemala. More commonly known as “El Castillo de San Felipe,” the castle was originally built by the Spanish in 1652 to ward off pirates.

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Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a pleasant, palm-fringed beach along Guatemala’s Caribbean coast. The beach is a 30-minute boat ride from Lívingston.

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Siete Altares

3 miles (5 km) northwest of Lívingston are the freshwater falls and pools of Los Siete Altares. The seven waterfalls and natural fresh water pools, are set within a lush rainforest and are a pleasant place to spend the afternoon.

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What to Bring

Sunscreen, swimming suit, camera, comfortable shoes, hat, and money for meals, personal expenses, handicrafts, and tipping the guide and/or driver.

What's included

Transportation (via private boat) 7 Altars White beach (Playa Blanca) Livingston Agua Caliente Bird Island Cayo Quemado DOES NOT INCLUDE: Entrance to 7 Altars and Playa Blanca DOES NOT INCLUDE: Lunch


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.

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