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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  • Hike to the mirador and complete the loop hike, walk the pools and see the explosive falls go underground!!  more »
  • Bus from Antigua: should have patience, they tell you that it takes 8 h, but they are 12 H, reaching Lanquín. It is better to go with booking hotel porq if you arrive to find, prepare for a zombie attack... You get to Lanquin and await a dozen people promoting your hotel that you corner and all shouting at the same time. But be careful! Here we cheated... There are a few guys who promoted the Osteria Oasis and Champeyy portal give you very low prices, but arrive at the hotel and they say "we don't know these people, the room cost you three times" and obviously as these in the middle of nowhere you got to pay. Lanquín to Semuc are 45 m into the bucket of a van with suitcases if there are very few people you're sitting and if there are many you stand, hitting you and jumping porq road is stones. Do not be afraid, at one point you think that you are hijacking to take with a guerrilla but you get well.
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  • This place has a lot of potential but we were there on a weekend and it was so overcrowded. You could hardly move in the caves because of the amount of people they allowed in, particularly people who ...  more »
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  • Breath taking place! A treasure of nature hidden in the forest, awaiting for the brave ones who can make it there (long bus drives). Our reccomendation is not to take any tour, just arrive early morning go to the mirador to catch a view from the top of the pools and then walk down to jump in the crystal clear waters!
  • Great spot! It was in even better visiting it with a guide, he showed places where you can jump off the waterfall, see underwater caves. Amazing experience!
  • Top highlight in Guatemala! Central part of this country is so beautiful:) Don't forget about the cave experience, it is amazing and you can feel like Indiana Jones with candles in your hands
  • Awesome place! Would definitely recommend taking a tour through the caves. You go in with just candles and half walk half swim through. Afterwards you can use a huge swing into the river and tube down a couple of kilometres. Also, the guide pointed us to the minecaves in semuc, where just your head fits in. Definitely a unique experience.
  • Wonderful place, where you can enjoy the nature, the colors and textures 💚 Swim in the cave Kanba, tubing at the river Cahabon and hiking around.. Don't forget your insect repellent.
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