The Atlantic Lowlands Sights

Finca El Paraíso

  • Bath/Hot Spring

Published 01/17/2017

Fodor's Review

Known for its steaming waterfall, think of Finca El Paraíso as a natural spa for the tired traveler. (The entire complex is technically a mixed-use farm, with livestock and crops.) Don't be dissuaded from a trip here even if the weather is hot and humid, as the falls descend into an icy cold river. A trail from the front gate leads to a short yet somewhat bumpy climb to the falls—be careful, as the rocks can be slippery. Around the falls are small indentations in the rock that serve as natural saunas. You can also hike upstream to the narrow cave at the source of the river. The rock formations here are otherworldly. About 2 km (1 mi) downstream from the hot springs is a simple restaurant that serves hearty meals. From here you can also rent horses and ride to the springs.

Sight Information


16 km (10 mi) east of El Estor, El Estor, Izabal, 18003, Guatemala


/7949–7122; /7949–7131

Sight Details:

  • Q10

Published 01/17/2017


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