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Address: Livingston, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
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The speedboat ride to this beach is well worth its price to enjoy one of...

The speedboat ride to this beach is well worth its price to enjoy one of the few sandy beaches in eastern Guatemala.

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As close to a Caribbean beach as you can get in Guatemala

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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El Salvador
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El Salvador
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 furniture. The beach itself is on the small side, with white sand and palm trees,... More 

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Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 of the toilets and other options could be much better. But at the end, on... More 

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Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 and would go back in a heartbeat.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 dirty. Still, a nice place to go and get some fresh air and relax. People... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 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

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Monrovia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 of Q20. This included clean restrooms.

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Thank Sharon S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 to enjoy and bring your own book or magazine because you have to take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 of the public beaches are covered in trash. To save money, bring your own drinks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The beach itself is beautiful with pleny of area to set your chairs. The place has some chairs, tables and hammocks of its own and the locals there will sell you some snacks and coco loco.

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Thank Walter R
Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This place is 15 minutes via boat from Livingston and that is how you can imagine the Caribbean sea. Wonderful palms with nice and warm water. We spend some really nice hours there. The beach itself is not that big, maybe several 100 meters only. But the sand is nice and white. But keep in mind, there is nothing you... More 

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