318km (197 miles) NE of Guatemala City; 23km (14 miles) NW of Puerto Barrios; 40km (25 miles) NE of Río Dulce

The small, hillside town of Livingston is the main Garífuna settlement in Guatemala. The Garífuna are a unique race with a language, culture, and cuisine all their own, so it should come as no surprise that Livingston, a laid-back burg on the Caribbean coast, is worlds apart from the rest of Guatemala. In fact, once in Livingston, you're just as likely to hear the town referred to as La Buga, its Garífuna name. The town's geographical isolation has helped it maintain its mellow image and lifestyle, as well as its appeal to those looking to truly get away from it all.