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Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Semuc Champey in December 2017. It was a phenomenal experience and would definitely experience it again one day. Try and plan for a nicer day as it can be very slippery if wet!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank navmarwah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone in the world should totally visit this natural pools. It was super long trip (around 9 hours on a bus) but can say was worth it! We had super hot weather is important that you stay hydrated and lots of mosquitos too! The views...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shame on me for just recently visiting Semuc Champey...it's a long way to get there but worth it. The nice thing is that you can find different ways to arrived (by buses from city, shuttles from Antigua, Lake Atitlán, Petén or the city also.) The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susgc502
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Semuc Champey is a national park. The river flows, and due to the limestones structure, it creates various pools for us to swim. My wife and I first went to El Mirador lookout place to see Semuc Champey. Although bit difficult and slippery towards the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank aph1985
Reviewed November 11, 2018

its far but its worth the drive we stayed at greengos hotel and came here everyday great pictures a must

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Spent the day at Semuc Champey as part of a tour from El Retiro Lodge. The rope swing was cool, Kan ‘Ba Caves absolutely incredible, views beautiful from the Mirador and pools a lovely spot to relax in the clear water. Simply a must-do in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank olliemumby
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

The best word to describe Semuc Champey is WOW. Really beautiful site, the falls, the pools the view point, the colour of the water etc, was spectacular. Worth the long ride to get there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank flak_canada
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

A nice national park which you really have to visit when you are in Guatemala. So nice to swim there for a day. Also a nice stop inbetween Flores and Antigua. It's only 50 quetzal entrance and without a guide you can go with a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elfi S
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Semuc Champey - beautiful place. Yes it’s a long bumpy ride to get there but if you then stay at one of the many beautiful lodges you will be able to enjoy everything else around it. Highly recommend the mirador for the stunning view of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank dalymelissa
Reviewed August 23, 2018

I was on a two week trip traveling through central and south america and this was easily the highlight of the trip! There are a number of things to do, rope swings, caves to explore and most importantly the chilling pools. We were lucky to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 15, 2018|
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Response from 164victoriaf | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Lanquin at the Greengos Hostel and absolutely loved it there. The hostel only had WiFi for about 3-4 hours a day spread throughout the day. They had a great community hang-out area and games, which created a... More
March 7, 2018|
Response from sheryl c | Reviewed this property |
Hi there yes it rains a lot in July and it gets to slippery. When I went it had rained the night before us hiking and it was so so slippery. Good luck
November 4, 2017|
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Response from Todd G | Reviewed this property |
It's a really long drive, we were completely wiped out after spending the day at Semuc Champey. The hike up to El Mirador is long and tedious, but totally worth it. But it's also really tiring and the thought of having to do... More