Explore the Stunning Pools of Semuc Champey

Guatemala Semuc Champey

  • Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Yoga, Swimming

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Year Round

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

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.

Pack List

  • Swim Suit
  • water
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
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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.

4 months ago
4 months ago

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.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

Jake Myhre

I love the wild, and I love traveling! I have accessed some of the worlds beautiful locations by bike or backpack. Check out my Instagram @jake.myhre for some pictures about my recent happenings!

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