297km (184 miles) NE of Guatemala City; 23km (14 miles) SE of Livingston; 41km (25 miles) NE of Río Dulce

Puerto Barrios is a busy, industrial port city with virtually no appeal to tourists. It is, however, a principal transit point for trips to Livingston, Belize, and the Honduran Bay Islands. Because of the difficulty of coordinating boats and buses, some tourists end up spending the night in Puerto Barrios. Just outside of Puerto Barrios, there are a few nice beaches and some wonderful tropical rainforests. You'll also see some vacation homes of wealthy Guatemalans all along the waterfront heading out of Puerto Barrios.