Posada El Delfin is a tad down the street from the docks, so you can get away from that circus by just walking a bit. At the public dock you will meet harmless touts who will want to show you the scene; I would suggest just politely brushing them off. El Delfin has its own dock so you can make your own transportation arrangements and be picked up there. Since much of what happens here occurs via the water, this is a positive aspect. I would request a room with a water view on both sides; great views and a cross breeze. Gus Turcios owns the place; his wife Rose provides breakfast in a little cafe across the street. Very nice people. Gus does tours.
Livingston felt very safe to us and we walked around in the early evening without concern. La Casa Nostra down the street has excellent food.
Room Tip: Over the water with a view on both sides.
Stayed March 2016, traveled as a couple
Sweet place over the water
Loved this hotel very plush comfy, large room, with a/c and fan. Nice food, very quiet good to sit out on the jetty and watch the boats and bird life, only problem I had was no staff spoke English but we got by admirably, I had problems getting wifi but used restaurant up the road with a good signal!!
Stayed March 2016, traveled solo
Quaint and enjoyable
This is a wonderful clean, comfortable hote right on the waterl! The boat ferry dropped us off right on the dock of the hotel. The rooms are very comfortable and colorful. The food is excellent. Gus is a wonderful owner who really is concerned with the comforts of his guests. We have stayed here twice and will again.
Stayed June 2016, traveled with friends
We love the Posada El Delfin hotel!
Very nice room, food, and staff, as well as pleasant common areas with books and couches for all. The owner, Gus, spent a long time in the US and is very interesting - listen to his stories if you get the chance! Maybe ask him about the photo of himself as a kid with a young Sugar Ray Robinson.
Stayed May 2016, traveled with friends
Wonderful place on the water