Semuc Champey – pools, rivers & waterfalls in the jungle
/ Location: Semuc Champey, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala / Date: 07 Aug-2014
Out hostel in Semuc Champey looking down onto the Cahabón River
Having morning coffee at 'El Portal'
Our room is the top left 'thatch'
Our room in the roof. Note the open-air window
The Cahabón River, flowing right past the hostel
The bridge to cross getting to the hostel
Looking down onto the pools from 'El Mirador' in Semuc Champey National Monument
The pools which we will shortly be swimming in
Proof that we did do the climb up to the lookout - 'El Mirador'
The view from the lookout down into the valley and the Cahabón River
Where the Cahabón River enters the tunnel which takes the water 300m before it emerges again
The swimming pools in Semuc Champey
Cooling off in the jungle, Semuc Champey
Stunning views from the pools
We slid and hopped down from pool to pool through waterfalls
The deepest of the pools and just right for a 'bomb'
There I go, bombing in the serenity
Just so refreshing in those pools
The spot we chose for our picnic, not a bad place to rest
The waterfall and where the water emerges from the 300m tunnel
How people get around in Semuc Champey, the backs of trucks