Hidden among Guatemala's jungles, Lake Izabal is not as popular as the beautiful ethereal Lake Atitlan—as there are no tourist agencies offering activity-packed excursions and it is not as easily accessible likewise. Its isolation and desolation contribute to the natural beauty of the site that may actually appear even more appealing for true explorers. Moreover, one can swim in this lake, unlike Atitlan. Traveling from the lake onwards along the snaking Rio Dulce, you can discover another little known interesting place called Livingston. It is a small town located on an isolated peninsula, populated by African refugees and distinguished by an abundance of delicious seafood. The best time to discover hidden Guatemala is the dry season between November and April.