Semuc Champey | Travel Guide to Guatemala's Hidden Gem

Semuc Champey | Travel Guide to Guatemala's Hidden Gem



0:00 Introduction
0:39 Catching the bus to Lanquin
1:02 Transportation Options
1:45 How to discover lodging transportation
2:45 Greengo’s Hostel
4:23 Don’t do that
7:08 Entering Semuc Champey
7:38 View from Mirador
8:16 Playing within the swimming pools
9:14 What else to convey
10:03 Where to subsequent

If you go to Guatemala, you may absolutely hear about Semuc Champey-a pure surprise a day’s drive into the jungle of Guatemala. Our journey to Guatemala wouldn’t have been full with out it! So, we grabbed our backpacks and booked a ten+ hour shuttle to courageous winding roads to get there.

There are few locations to keep when you get to Lanquin (a few 30 minute journey in a 4×4 car to Semuc Champey). Since we solely had one full day to discover the swimming pools, we opted to keep inside strolling distance of Semuc Champey at Greengo’s Hostel, which we liked and would undoubtedly advocate.

Here are some things to bear in mind to convey in your journey:

-CASH as a result of the ATM is again in Lanquin and you don’t want to waste time going all the way in which again to the one ATM.

-WATERPROOF SHOES for getting within the swimming pools or going by way of the cave excursions. Mars did not put on sneakers and did tremendous, however I actually liked having mine and I’ve heard they’re particularly helpful on the cave tour.

-ECO-FRIENDLY SUNSCREEN-it’s sizzling and sunny, however that is an extremely attractive place, let’s all strive to hold it that approach so we will proceed having fun with it sooner or later.

-SMALL PADLOCK for the lockers shut to the swimming pools. We did not have one, so we weren’t in a position to retailer our issues wherever. Thankfully we did not expertise any form of theft throughout our journey to Guatemala, but it surely’s higher to be secure than sorry. Lockers are there to use when you have a lock.

-WATERPROOF CAMERA-We had our GoPro, which made for some actually enjoyable pictures. We additionally introduced our good Sony digicam, however had to hold it a secure distance from the water. Our drone at this level of the journey was down-SO UNFORTUNATE. I’d extremely advocate bringing your drone clearly. But, if you do not have one, the Mirador hike offers you an excellent view from above.

-SNACKS- There are little meals choices out previous Lanquin. Our hostel had just a few nice choices, as I’ve heard others do as effectively, however the meals can take some time so plan forward.

-REFILLABLE WATER BOTTLE-I noticed a lot trash whereas in Guatemala and it made me tremendous unhappy. I’ve a Lifestraw water bottle and used it all over the place I went on this journey. I did not have to really feel nervous about consuming water, and I did not add to the quantity of plastic waste within the too small of landfills, particularly out in poorer areas the place they do not deserve to be trashed on by vacationers.

That’s all I can consider for now! It’s actually such a GORGEOUS place. I actually obtained all teared up on the lookout because it was one of many prettiest views I’ve ever seen!

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