Monumento Natural Semuc Champey, Lanquin

Categories: Waterfalls, Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • It is an amazing place! From the entrance to the small community and the views that you have to get, its people and obviously as the pools and the lookout. We spent a great time in the area meeting the people and swimming in Semuc, I recommend the hostel the greengos if visiting the area.
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  • It was one of the more charming places in Guatemala. It was worth the trip tapping it. We did not do the cave. But all the young people were very satisfied with the experience. The increase in observa...  read more »
  • Our hostel El Retiro offered a tour for 185Q, which included everything you can do at Semuc Champay. We had to stand in the back of a truck and the ride was very very bumpy, but I certainly wasn't exp...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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, lovely place surrounded by true and unique nature.
  • Beautiful!! Be sure to go up to see the view 30 min walk a littel bit hard but tottaly worth it!
  • 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!
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