Hacienda Tijax in Rio Dulce, Guatemala offers a different over water bungalow experience than those glamorous lodgings found in Tahiti. These bungalows are tucked into the swampy jungles behind the Rio Dulce. Sitting on the back porch of your rustic bungalow you can watch large fish and turtles swim back and forth and listen to birds and howler monkeys fill the air with their songs. The lodge offers kayaking and boat tours of Lago de Izabal and the surrounding lowland forests. The location is a great stopping point between the Motagua Valley heading west to highland Guatemala and Livingston, which is the gateway to the Caribbean shores of Belize or Honduras as the river is the only thoroughfare through the dense jungle between the Caribbean and the Guatemalan interior.