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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Monumento Natural Semuc Champey by using our Lanquin vacation trip planner.
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  • I think that much to say on the matter there is. The place is magical. You should definitely make a stop here and go to the caves. From another world.
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  • The place is beautiful, Guatemalan Ninugn should miss it for anything in the world. This unique natural formation, gives a sense of peace and tranquility. It is the best of Lanquín. Tips: the only form of get is by pick up 4 by 4, you must carry blocker, repellent, and before immerse you in them pools, you must visit the Mirador. Eye, have that make it with boots, not with shoes of water, since many tiers are formed by stones that not are nothing friendly with this shoe. The ascent is quite strenuous, and is better that you go in group as you lose. It is worthwhile for the photo typical of the place. Then now you can devote to swim in the pools, but not goals you without your water shoes. The rock formations of the pools are very rough and slippery even for experienced swimmers, then keep your water shoes all the time. carries padlock to take care of your belongings. Something you forgot is that us us much help a man named Williams taxi driver of the pick ups 4 x 4 (tel 30359459) is very friendly and safe and recommend them to a restaurant called Aide (rich and cheap) authorities and THE COMMUNITY: they must do much more to improve the site tourist infrastructure, it is fatal, starting with access to the site full of bumps and holes, minimum a cobblestone or asphalt, if it is hard to arrive at time dry what will be in winter?, after signalling, which put more signals especially in el mirador since there are sites where one feels that it is lost and does not know to where to follow. This viewpoint can improve the sustituyendolas stands by wooden bleachers, the photo with the pools is one of the reasons why are domestic and foreign tourists, should make it more accessible to get more people, and it can be taking will and thus it does not intervene in the environment. Make site maps, and in the locker room to put more health services, since one does not know where are and have to walk much longer dress, some sign that says "slippery danger" is not by others. That is why it is urgent to improve the tourism infrastructure in any way. It is for the good of our country and for the good of the indigenous from there. Because it gives a bad image.
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  • The journey from the nearby town of Lanquín in any of the trucks of local people is already an adventure... that ends with a swim in some pools incredible... and with little people
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  • Sometimes a place doesn't live up to the hype. This is not one of them. It is absolutely beautiful. You can go up to a viewpoint where you get great views of the river and the various pools. Somebody told me you can do the walk in flip-flops but don't, it was slippy and really tricky. Back at the pools there is lockers to store your stuff. I stayed very close, in El Portal, so went in the morning to take photos and back in the afternoon to get in the pools. If you stay nearby I would recommend doing it like that. If you come to Guatemala this is a must visit.
  • A Must do if you visit Guatemala. What a beautiful place. The hike to the top of the viewing point isn't easy but well worth it for the view. Then slowly climb down and swim in the turquoise waters. 50Q to enter the park. Highly recommend water ,hiking boots for the climb, and then water shoes for swimming. There is a place to leave all your belongings in a locked box while you swim.
  • One of the most beautiful natural places in Guatemala! For only 50 quetzales you will get the chance to hike up to an amazing view point where you will see the beautiful turquoise natural pools from above. After, you can hike down and swim in them as well and if you are lucky you might see some howling monkeys as well. Some hostels and tourist agencies also offer to tube down the river which is really fun! If you are in Guatemala don't miss this place!
  • Beautiful! If you are in Guatemala you can't miss this place. I recommend you go first to see the view and then swim in the pools...
  • Amazing natural place, great view and relaxing water