In recent years, Guatemala has become an increasingly popular tourist destination. Tourists and travelers come to this country to be acquainted with its history and culture, as well as visit unique natural attractions, of which there are a lot. One of them is the famous Semuc Champey Waterfalls. They will be discussed in today’s post. Read more to find out about this place, how to get there and where to stay nearby.
How to get to Semuc Champey Waterfalls
Semuc Champey Waterfalls are located in the Alta Verapas region, the nearest city is Lankin. It is from here that it will be easiest for you to get to the waterfalls by bus, taxi or tourist shuttle. Here, in the city of Lankin, you can buy a tour, the price of which is already included in the transfer.
You can get to waterfalls from other cities of Guatemala (Flores, Antigua and others), as this is a very popular attraction in the country.
Information about Semuc Champey Waterfalls
Semuc Champey Waterfalls is a unique natural attraction in Guatemala’s National Natural Park. Strictly speaking, this is not one waterfall, but the whole complex, which is formed due to the specifics of the local landscape.
Semuc Champey translates: as “the place where the river goes underground.” The mountain river Kahabon goes into a stone tunnel about 300 meters long, but part of the water flows on the ground, forming small waterfalls and water terraces. Due to its unusual beauty, this section of the river has become a popular tourist attraction.
Entrance to the park to the waterfalls is paid. Take cash with you, as cashless payments do not always work here, and the nearest ATM is in Lankin.
On the way to the waterfalls, you will find a walk through the jungle across the river and the iron bridge, past the observation deck. The time of such a leisurely walk can be about 2 hours.
Nearest Hotels to Semuc Champey Waterfalls
There are many hotels near Semuc Champey Waterfalls. At the same time, there are both luxury hotels and quite budget options. There are many hostels near the waterfalls, some of which provide a camping site. Those who prefer a more comfortable accommodation go to Lankin. Therefore, here is a short list of some of the nearest hotels:
Hostal El Portal de Semuc Champey: This hostel offers accommodation in separate small houses. Inside there is everything you need for a comfortable placement.
Pachamaya Eco Lodge: a good budget hotel, ideal for families with children.
Hotel Mirador De Lanquin: a small but cozy hotel with amazing views from the windows of the rooms.