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Roads Linking Popular Guatemalan Tourists Spots Impassable

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The dirt road which leads to the popular Guatemalan tourism sites of Las Escobas, San Ramoncito, Sendero de Fundaeco, Aguas Termales y Punta de Palma, en Puerto Barrios, and to the Río Tameja,in Livingston, Izabal, is deteriorating due to lack of maintenance.

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Tourist Route Is Impassable

Residents expressed concern that less than a month before the Easter break, the 18 miles between Puerto Barrios and Punta de Palma and 42 km Tameja River, are in poor condition, which could affect the influx of tourism .

Juan Jose Polanco, neighbor, stated that the road is accessible only to four wheel drive vehicles.

Trade affected

“The worst is that in the coming days will begin installing traders expect sales to tourists, but the poor condition of the road could affect the economic activity generated by Easter,” said Polanco.

Another difficulty is that some 16 communities have problems to move crops to markets in various parts of the country.

Added that the affected patients are carried in hammocks to the post of Health of the village of Santo Tomas de Castilla, the closest.

According to the neighbor Gloria Morales, that route is abandoned for 10 months, and requests the Government to spend no longer in ballast, but on asphalt, because it is a tourist area and production of non-traditional.

In this regard, Deputy Mynor Cappa said he made the arrangements for next week begin the maintenance of all roads in that department.

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