Explore the Stunning Pools of Semuc Champey

Added by Jake Myhre

Semuc Champey is not only stunningly beautiful but also geologically amazing! Consisting of a series of cascading pools, and ending in a waterfall, Semuc Champey is a must-see for anyone traveling Guatemala.

From the parking lot Semuc Champey has two seperate route options. The lower route follows the river up to a series of cascading limestone pools which are great for swimming and soaking. It is truly beautiful. There is also a second route which is a bit of a hike but will lead you up, past fruit vendors, to a scenic overlook of the area. Every path deserves exploration.

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Photography
Yoga
Swimming
Beach
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Cliff Jumping
Swimming Hole

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Incredible Adventure

Not only are the pools beautiful and serene, but the nearby town of Lanquin is a treat to explore. Several great hostels & the Lanquin Caves are a MUST. One of the most exhilarating experiences of my life! I stayed at El Retiro and took their tour -- wonderful guide and we got to go tubing down the river.

Paradise

Semuc Champey is one of the most beautiful places I ever been. The river is crystal clear and the adventure in the cave is extreme.

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