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Semuc Champey

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Next on the list of the places to visit in Guatemala was Antigua (I had no particular interest in visiting Guatemala city) but in Flores everybody was talking about a place called Semuc Champey which apparently was wonderful. As this stop was on my way to Antigua, I told myself "why not?" and hopped on a bus (8 hours journey) to Lanquin, a small Maya town where Semuc Champey is.

The river and the ferry our bus had to taken to cross over

Semuc Champey actually consists of a natural 300m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction according to the different reviews I got.

And indeed, there is definitely an "air de paradis" there:






The view from the window of my hostel...

The view from the window of my hostel...


A good way to clean your tuktuk...

Me jumping of a swing directly in the river. A very academic jump... :)

A bit squeezed no?


Posted by manolo84 23:11 Archived in Guatemala Tagged rivers nature

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