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Top Choice Waterfall in Semuc Champey & Around

Semuc Champey

Semuc Champey is famed for its great natural limestone bridge, 300m long, on top of which is a stepped series of pools with cool, flowing river water good for swimming. Though this bit of paradise is difficult to re…
Cave in Lanquín

Grutas de Lanquín

These caves are about 1km northwest of the town, and extend for several kilometers into the earth. There is now a ticket office here. The first cave has lights, but do take a powerful flashlight (torch) anyway in ca…
Cave in Semuc Champey & Around

K'anba Caves

About a kilometer before Semuc Champey, just before the large bridge crossing the river, you'll see a turnoff to the right for these caves, which many find to be much more interesting than Grutas de Lanquín. Bring a…
Cave in Around Cobán

Grutas Rey Marcos

These caves go for more than 1km into the earth, although chances are you won't get taken that far. A river runs through the cave (you have to wade through it at one point) and there are some impressive stalactites …
Guatemalan in Lanquín

Restaurante Champey

This large outdoor eatery halfway between town and El Retiro serves up good-sized plates of steak, eggs and rice and gets rowdy and beer-fueled at night. Vegetarian options are also available.
Museum in Around Cobán

Museo Katinamit

Recreating a Poqomchi' house, this well-ordered museum features household items and everyday products, as well as art, textiles and tools that are still in daily use.