Protected nature reserve
The Machacas Chocón biotope is a wonderful protected nature reserve, that lies to the east of Guatemala. It is in the town of Livingston. Declared a protected area in the 90s, with the goal of preserving the manatees in their natural environment. The whole area of the river basin which was preserved, part of which is within the Rio Dulce National Park. It's near the sea, but in an area where several rivers meet. The weather is warm, you'll find hundreds of species of birds, more than 30 different mammals, lots of reptiles and almost 100 different species of fish. To get there, catch a boat from Morales.