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Playa Blanca

Livingston, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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Polluted beach

This beach is run by hotel villa caribe and the landscape is gorgeous. You pay to use it unless... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2017
Cyndi B
San Diego, California
via mobile
A little piece of Caribbean

In Guatemala for a couple weeks and decided to end my trip in Livingston. At the top of my list was... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2017
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The speedboat ride to this beach is well worth its price to enjoy one of the few sandy beaches in eastern Guatemala.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“white sand” (5 reviews)
“warm water” (8 reviews)
Livingston, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This beach is run by hotel villa caribe and the landscape is gorgeous. You pay to use it unless you are staying at the hotel in Livingston. That's all I can write that is good. The lounge chairs are hard, flat wood. The hammocks are...More

1  Thank Cyndi B
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

In Guatemala for a couple weeks and decided to end my trip in Livingston. At the top of my list was playa Blanca. Glad I did. Excellent boat ride stopping at seven altars first and then a few hours at the beach doing nothing but...More

1  Thank Burgal
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Located a stone's throw from the border with Belize, Playa Blanca is a private beach that is open to the public (adults pay a small fee on disembarking). A restaurant on site offers a very limited menu (chicken, fish or shrimp) and some plastic beach...More

1  Thank PoloElSal
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

At the end, the place is nice, but you only can go via boat. You have white sand, nice and warm water. Finally a place how you would imagine the Caribbean Sea. Why only 4 stars? Well, it's not easy to go and the quality...More

1  Thank petergerman2016
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I was surprised to find a new restroom/changing facility complete with toilet paper and mirrors! There are hammocks and picnic tables as well as a concession stand. The water is very calm, no waves, more like a lake. We spent a pleasant few hours here...More

Thank clariyandy
Reviewed 16 September 2016

As others have said, this is a private beach and you pay over the usual prices for food and drinks. You have to go via boat as the only way to get there. I did not like the debris in the water, as it looked...More

Thank GCMac1968
Reviewed 31 August 2016

White sand beach with warm, calm waters! Bring a picnic lunch, lie in a hammock, buy a coconut (Q15 without Rum, Q40 with), and swim around. Heavenly, with a Q20 entrance fee

Thank Isabel M
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This tour by happy fish included several hours to enjoy this beach and gently lapping waves in shallow water at Playa Blanca. The people there were friendly and the coconut was fresh and delicious Tables, chairs, shade and hammocks abound for a modest entrance fee...More

1  Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Playa Blanca has beautiful calm water and it is the perfect temperature. Additionally the sand is really soft. Having said this, playa Blanca is a paid beach and there is only one small drink bar! So you MUST bring your own lunch if you want...More

Thank Velvet P
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We took a boat through a tourist agency to the beach. You have to pay to use the beach as well (maybe 20 quetzales). Beach is long and open, and only tourists go to it. If you want a beach day, come here because most...More

1  Thank Ashlin N
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