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Address: Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
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Hike or take a boat ride to this series of fresh waterfalls where...

Hike or take a boat ride to this series of fresh waterfalls where crystal-blue pools entice you to take a dip.

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Nice place for a swim

Some nice waterfalls that are reachable by a stroll along the beach. Good place to cool down from the heat!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank Z
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Chapin, South Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Seven Altars on a tour that took us to Playa Blanca. We had visited Semuc Champey earlier in the week and for those who don't want to go through the long drive to get there, this place has a similar look. The ponds have that turquoise blue coloring from the limestone. It's a much easier hike along the... More 

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Thank LisaNord1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some nice waterfalls that are reachable by a stroll along the beach. Good place to cool down from the heat!

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Thank Frank Z
Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The 7 altares are 15 via boat from Livingston directly at the the Caribbean beach. At the end we are talking about some natural pools and waterfalls. It's a nice place but going to all the places just take some time because of all the stones you have to pass. In February is not so much water there, but still... More 

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Thank petergerman2016
Vancouver
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Had a quick visit to the seven altars. Great swim in cool waters with an option for a dive in if you're ok of unsure pool depth. Hadn't rained in a while so the falls were only a trickle.

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Thank Burgal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

After checking the tours and the reviews here, I decided to go to this location on my own during the daytime. I did not feel unsafe, but was glad I didn't bring a lot of valuables as you are in a remote area obviously. There is a bit of confusing info on here about the length of the hike. You... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

30-40 mins walk alongside the beach and you arrive to this beautiful little place hidden among the trees. The water is beautiful and refreshing. Do walk up towards the top to the waterfall!

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1 Thank Zsanka
Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The falls are a relatively easy hike. Great rocks to jump from and very refreshing since the weather is tropical. We did see a snake on our walk.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We walked along the beach from Livingston to get here which takes about 1hr half. The pools are nice to swim in and it's a really shady area so you could spend a few hours with snacks etc if you wanted.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is your basic swimming-hole-in-the-jungle experience; for the 20Q entry fee, it may be worth it, but if one has seen other swimming holes, it may not be. Probably the best part of the site is not the site itself, but walking the 75 minutes there from town and over the great swing bridge over the river about 30 minutes... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We took a taxi from the hotel to the bridge and then walked along the beach until we got there and although it was very hot outside, it was definitely worth the walk. The water is so refreshing but please be careful when walking on the rocks (the water makes them slippery).

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