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Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the easiest place to get to but definitely worth it! We went there from Guatemala City, the transportation was very tiring and not very comfortable but don’t the let this affect your trip, after a seeing this place you forget the whole trauma that...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kemi F
Reviewed 30 August 2019

If you really want to see Semuc just stay 2 nights and dont leave the hotel. Because there is really bad guys try to invite you party but there is no party! Dont trust no one in this place! Even dont drink anything from locals!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank guard55
Reviewed 22 August 2019

Never seen a place like Semuc champey. They first take you up a very scenic climb up the hill to a platform where you get a great birds eye view of all the pools. Never had a better set of pictures before. you than hike...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rstp99
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

One of the most beautiful place we ever been! This is the reason we reached Lanquin after hours on white streets and it worth it. Don't miss the Mirador hike (about an hour) and then dive in one of the crystal clear pozas to cool...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MeggieRed
Reviewed 3 August 2019

Enough is said on what is Semuc Champey, natural park with river canyon and pools created by sedimentation of calcite from water. Pools are really nice, water is comfortable to dip in, there is an amazing view top for which takes about half an hour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Andro B
Reviewed 31 July 2019

We drove our own rental 4WD here - it was a long way, especially the last 10 km of very rough one-lane road. However it was well worth the trip. The hike to the mirador isn't easy in this heat and humidity, and on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 18 July 2019

Go early in the morning or late in the afternoon to beat the tourist crowds.Also, pack snacks or a lunch so you can enjoy the water and relax for the day.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank cbisera21
Reviewed 8 July 2019

the park is well taken care of and the pools are amazing. I loved the little fish cleaning my skin, could be weird for some but its really cool :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank EduardoGarciaBueno
Reviewed 5 July 2019

The hike to the viewing platform is about 30 minutes. I had to rest along the way. Totally worth the hike up.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 4 July 2019 via mobile

What a amazing place. We enjoyed everything from the cave tour to the amazing turquoise pools! Differently a great place off the grid!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Nadine A
23 June 2019|
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Response from Michelle_and_Dougie | Reviewed this property |
We did it in Apr & there were several days of rain during our time in Guatemala. The day before our trip to Semuc, the heavens opened in Lanquin & we thought the pools would be brown, even if we even could get to them. No... More
I’m trying to decide what to do with my last 3 days in Guatemala. I’ve been studying Spanish at a language school in Antigua and I want to take a trip my last few days. I’m trying to decide between going to Xela, Rio Dulce, or Semuc Champey. I would like to leave Saturday morning (the 29th of June) and spend the night in Guatemala City on Monday (the 1st of July), my flight is the 2nd in the afternoon, so I need to spend the night in the city. In Xela, I’m really interested in visiting Fuentes Georgina. I think it could be relaxing after studying for so long. I would think Semuc Champey could be elaxing while also exciting. I’m just worried about the weather. It hasn’t been raining much in Antigua, so it makes me feel like it will be okay. In regards to Rio Dulce, I think the nature looks gorgeous. Can someone point me in the right direction? I can’t make up my mind
16 June 2019|
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Response from Tonmilv | Reviewed this property |
Semuc Champey is wonderful but it's about 7 hours ride either by car or bus. I would stay in Antigua which is only 45 minutes from the airport. And go to Lake atitlan (2 hours from antigua), which is very relaxing and the... More
Adrianne K
3 June 2019|
Response from 201hasanc | Reviewed this property |
Be honest, no idea in rainy season, sorry couldnt help