domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

Semuc Champey Guatemala


In language Q'echí, Semuc Cahmpey means "the place where the river is hidden under the earth"

Semuc Champey is a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, near the Q´eqchi Maya town of Lanquín. It consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction. Although it can be difficult to get to, Semuc is becoming more and more popular with travelers.

The first time I visited this place was a great experience. It is amazing to see how the Cahabón River disappears into a cliff as it appears yards ahead.