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Puerto Barrios

Travel Guide Central America Guatemala Puerto Barrios

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Introduction

Puerto Barrios is a small city along Guatemala's northern Caribbean coastline. Although nearby Livingston has a large Garifuna population, there are also a couple of thousand here. Garifuna people are descendants of a mix of African slaves and Carib Indians from the island of St. Vincent further east in the Caribbean.

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Getting There

By Bus

There are regular connections to Guatemala City, taking about 5-6 hours, and to Rio Dulce (1.5 hours). You can also travel regularly by minibus (every 20 minutes or so during the day) to the border with Honduras, taking about 1.5 to 2 hours. Onward transport goes to Omoa, Puerto Cortes, San Pedro Sula and La Ceiba (for the ferry to Roatan). Whether you can reach Roatan in a day is a matter of luck, but try and get the first minibus from Puerto Barrios if possible.

By Boat

There are a couple of ferries a day to Livingston (taking 1.5 hours), but much more (and faster) fast boats which leave when full and only take 30 minutes. A daily fast boat leaves at 10:00am to Punta Gorda in Belize, taking about 1 hour to cross.

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See also International Telephone Calls

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