A portrait of a wonderful place.
Livingston is on the mainland of Guatemala’s Caribbean coast. However, it is not linked to the rest of the country by road or rail but only by boat, so when you are here you almost get the typical feeling of being on an island.
The people of Livingston are an unusual mix of Latinos, Maya indians and Afro-caribbean Garifuna people.
Everything seems to revolve around fishing, and it is not unusual to stumble into huge expanses of fish or stingray flesh drying in the sun. It takes about three days in full sunlight for the fish to be ready to travel to market.