Own Semuc Champey Guatemala, a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala near the Q’eqchi’ Maya town of Lanquín. It consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River.
Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction. The best and most popular way to see it in all its glory is from the “El Mirador” viewpoint. Though it is a roughly 45-minute hot, uphill jungle hike from the parking area, the views into the valley are unparalleled. Wikipedia.com
Things to do
Semuc Champey is a natural wonder and offers a variety of activities. Hike through the jungle to the viewpoint, “El Mirador”, Swim in the Pools, river tubing down Cahabon River, Explore the K’an Ba water Cave
It is in the northeast of Guatemala. Coban Ruins are about 65 km away. Buses are going from Coban. Other options are from Flores or Antigua, also possible with l buses, but better is to come by shuttles. The best way is to rent a car, it is comfortable and time saver.
There are many hotels and hostels around. Our recommendations are: El Portal De Champey, Set in Lanquín, 5 km from Semuc Champey, offers accommodation with a restaurant, a bar, a shared lounge, evening entertainment. Utopia Eco Hotel in Lanquín, 3.5 km from Semuc Champey, has a garden and a terrace. Mountain Nest which is 30 minutes from Lanquín, 45 minutes from Semuc Champey, provides accommodation in a remote mountain setting outside of Lanquin. Featuring a private wood and stone cabin with access to its kitchen and home-cooked meals.
Own Semuc Champey, a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala near the Q’eqchi’ Maya town of Lanquín. It consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River.
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