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Lanquín

One of the best excursions to make from Cobán is to the pretty village of Lanquín, 40 miles (61km) to the east. People come for two reasons: to explore the wonderful cave system just out of town and as a jumping-off point for visiting the natural rock pools at Semuc Champey.

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