Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Yet another gorgeous place in Guatemala, Semuc Champey is one of many spots throughout the country that can be considered a ‘must-see’!

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Located in the south-eastern part of Guatemala, Semuc Champey is an 8 hour bus from Antigua, Guatemala and 10 hours south of Flores. The closest town, and where buses drop you off, is Lanquin – a Maya village 11km from Semuc Champey.

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Once you arrive in Lanquin, you’ll hop on the back of a pickup truck for up to an hour, driving on bumpy back roads, before arriving close to the park. From here, there is a short walk into Semuc and the total hiking time in the grounds is close to 1 hour.

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The desired destination in Semuc Champey is El Mirador – also known as the lookout. From this vantage point you’ll have amazing views of the natural pools of turquoise water – an incredibly impressive site!

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After working up a nice sweat in the extremely humid climate of Semuc Champey, you’ll want to head down to the pools for a dip…

But first, keep a lookout for monkeys that roam the surrounding area!

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The turquoise blue water is as refreshing as it looks and it’s a great spot to enjoy a few relaxing hours by the natural pools!

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Just keep an eye out for the swarms of fish, as they’re quite hungry and aggressive.. They will bite toes!

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In my opinion, one day is enough time to enjoy the natural pools of Semuc Champey. This tranquil location is a nice place to unwind and disconnect (there’s minimal wifi in the area making the ability to get off the grid a little easier ; )

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Comparable to Plitvice Lakes, Croatia in appearance and natural beauty, Semuc Champey is a site to behold. It’s just one of the many awesome places littered throughout the country of Guatemala!

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