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“beautiful place”(35 reviews)
“el mirador”(21 reviews)
Lanquin 16011, Guatemala
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Reviewed 1 week ago

its far but its worth the drive we stayed at greengos hotel and came here everyday great pictures a must

Thank bilgom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the day at Semuc Champey as part of a tour from El Retiro Lodge. The rope swing was cool, Kan ‘Ba Caves absolutely incredible, views beautiful from the Mirador and pools a lovely spot to relax in the clear water. Simply a must-do in...More

Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best word to describe Semuc Champey is WOW. Really beautiful site, the falls, the pools the view point, the colour of the water etc, was spectacular. Worth the long ride to get there.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

A nice national park which you really have to visit when you are in Guatemala. So nice to swim there for a day. Also a nice stop inbetween Flores and Antigua. It's only 50 quetzal entrance and without a guide you can go with a...More

Thank Elfi S
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Semuc Champey - beautiful place. Yes it’s a long bumpy ride to get there but if you then stay at one of the many beautiful lodges you will be able to enjoy everything else around it. Highly recommend the mirador for the stunning view of...More

1  Thank dalymelissa
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I was on a two week trip traveling through central and south america and this was easily the highlight of the trip! There are a number of things to do, rope swings, caves to explore and most importantly the chilling pools. We were lucky to...More

1  Thank nycgirl17
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Which it is too! Goes from blue-green to green-blue at times. We came here during semana Santa (Easter week) which is when it’s free to enter for Guatemalans..so you know it was super duper crowded. But no issues. Other than big crowds at the terraced...More

2  Thank Carlito106
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Everyone talked about this hidden paradise but I didn’t know it was so beautiful! We spent 3 days in lanQuin and could not miss this amazing place. You have to go and enjoy the waters of semuc!

Thank jamesdeblier87
Reviewed 20 July 2018

a long day trip from Antigua and a relatively short hike down to the pools - walking sticks helpful on the way down. kids at the top selling cocoanut water in the cocoanut, fruit etc -- good to keep hydrated and they are amazingly tasty....More

Thank WestAngel
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

At the end of the day Semuc Champey is simply Paradise. From exploring caves, to tubing, to rope swings, and of course swimming in the clear blue pools of fresh natural water that runs of the mountains. These are all once in a lifetime experiences....More

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caroline d
15 July 2018|
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Response from Victoria F | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Lanquin at the Greengos Hostel and absolutely loved it there. The hostel only had WiFi for about 3-4 hours a day spread throughout the day. They had a great community hang-out area and games, which created a... More
7 March 2018|
Response from sheryl c | Reviewed this property |
Hi there yes it rains a lot in July and it gets to slippery. When I went it had rained the night before us hiking and it was so so slippery. Good luck
4 November 2017|
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Response from Todd G | Reviewed this property |
It's a really long drive, we were completely wiped out after spending the day at Semuc Champey. The hike up to El Mirador is long and tedious, but totally worth it. But it's also really tiring and the thought of having to do... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa N | Reviewed this property |
We traveled by shuttle to Lanquin than we were picked up by an off road vehicle to take us to semuc champey. I wouldn't stay in Lanquin if my life depended on it. Not a great place to stay. We read some bad reviews about... More
10 March 2017|
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Response from Karl B | Reviewed this property |
About 10 hours.