Semuc Champey – pools, rivers & waterfalls in the jungle

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

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