Semuc Champey

Steam is rising from the turquoise pools through the sunrays at Semuc Champey in rural Guatemala.

The Cahabón river has beaten its way through a limestone rock formation for so long, it has created a bridge structure of gorgeous and tranquil stepped turquoise pools. This bridge structure is 300 meters long under which the white water Río Cahabón still passes. The name Semuc Champey is from the indigenous Maya language Qʼeqchiʼ, meaning where the river hides under the earth. The view from The Mirador is pretty breathtaking.

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