Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Lanquin

As far from civilization as possible, Monumento Natural Semuc Champey offers a series of stepped, turquoise pools and limestone bridges that have become a popular swimming attraction. Within the area lies a natural 300 m (985 ft) bridge which passes over the Cahabon River. Enjoy a relaxed swim as you embrace the beauty of the setting and the turquoise perfection of the pools. Venture down to the mouth of the cave into which the river flows, or have some fun by exploring the caves by candlelight. River tubing is a popular activity amongst visitors to the pools. To visit Monumento Natural Semuc Champey on your holiday in Lanquin, and find out what else Lanquin has to offer, use our Lanquin visit planner.
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  • Worth all the effort to get there, because there are many hours of travel there. The reserve has 8 pools, you can take a shower. The Park is well signposted, so to do the ride by account or hire a guide. Much of the route is in stone, and when I went it rained, so I was pretty smooth to walk, so it's nice to get a shoe that can get wet. There is no snack bars there, but there are water and fruit vendors in some places along the way. There are cupboards near the diving point, but have to take padlock. I saw cabinets with key lock, but I don't know how it works to get the key. The day I went the water was cold. Valley super worth going!
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  • So cool!!! The pictures tell not even half! Just go see yourself! Spicy climb up for the view point, but back you can enjoy a swim. Try to go there in the afternoon, the tours road and you're almost there only!
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  • In Semuc Champey can live several reality, nature, leisure, culture. The imposing and luxuriant nature is really overwhelming, I stayed right near the River, in beautiful wooden houses with the noise of water that I violated. It takes some sense of adventure but totally worth it!
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  • One of the most impressive things I've seen. The river dips underground leaving pools of crystal clear water on the top surface. Great for swimming. The view deck is a bit of a hike but is very rewarding once you are on top. The view from this point is expansive.
  • What an amazing place! Beautiful scenery, refreshing place to swim and relax, fun to climb/slide between the pools. The cave tour is just outside the park, also totally worth it, but I do recommend bringing a headlamp for safety. I also recommend bug spray. There aren't a lot of insects here, but the bites itch for days.
  • Big journey to get here but definitely worth it. We went on a 1 day tour from our hostel and it was excellent. The pools are lovely to swim in with the fish nibbling at your feet, the caving is an adrenaline rush and the tubing is chill.
  • Beautiful pools surrounded by highland rainforest. Also a geological wonder, how the river flows under the pools. It's a long day heavy trip from the South (Antigua, Atitlán) but I loved the chirping of the crickets, walking and swimming in some of the deeper pools.
  • Amazing place in Guatemala the series of pools were amazing, tiny little minnows bite at the dead skin on your feet if you sit down for long enough, beautiful views when getting transportation there, absolutely worth going to semuc, 10/10 would recommend
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