Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Lanquin

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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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  • Ah yes, just watch from the terrace to admire Semuc looks exactly a picture ... Beautiful, I went swimming in the pools. between dives and laughter I must say that I really had fun:)
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  • The blue pools are really beautiful and the climate is perfect for swimming in them. I have only seen water like this in Thailand and it was a real unexpected surprise to see how beautiful it all was.  more »
  • This place is awesome! The water is very clear and fresh and we had a lot of fun out there! You can walk over the mountain to have a great view at the water and the forrest  more »
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  • Beautiful and amazing. Well worth the 6hr drive from Flores. This should definitely be on your bucket list!
  • Nice hike (can be muddy) and awesome pills of water!
  • No one can say a bad word about this place, it literally is as amazing as it looks in the pictures. I arrived at midday and it wasn't packed at all, plenty of space to swim or sit on the side. The views were amazing and there was no need for a tour at all. Didn't even take that many pictures due to the amount of fun I had IN the water.
  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen in my life
  • DON'T TAKE TOUR (in case you want help local guys who learnt English) It's easy to do everything alone, find and enjoy. Amazing bird view from view point. Spectacular natural pools + lockers (take your own to lock your staff) + sometimes you can jump to the water +fascinating waterfall +jungle + total y worth it to spend one day here and two days in way with shuttle plus money I spent

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