Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Trip to Cobán, Part 3 (Semuc Champey)

Located 11 km south of Lanquín through a narrow road, in a valley with steep walls surrounded by tropical humid forest. There is a 900 feet long limestone bridge with several natural pools of different sizes and depths which give them a variety of colors from green to aqua. At the beginning of the bridge the Cahabón river is literally sucked into the earth flowing 900 feet underneath the pools. At the end of the bridge, the water from the pools falls rejoining the river, forming a 40 feet waterfall. The color of the water changes during the year depending on the season, sun and other natural factors, making this place idyllic. While we were there the rain was a very pleasant complement.

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