Photoblog: Water Terraces of Semuc Champey

Photoblog: Water Terraces of Semuc Champey

The water terraces of Semuc Champed aren't exactly a secret in #Guatemala. Lots of people have this place on their bucket list, and from I've found, it's for good reason. The water is crystal clear and great for #swimming. If you really want to get #active, you can slide between waterfalls!


While on assignment for V!VA Travel Guides in Central Guatemala, I had the chance to write about Semuc Champey. These turquoise pool terraces are naturally formed by the river flowing under a limestone bridge. Surrounded by thick forests, it’s almost like an oasis – quiet and calm.

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Water Terraces of Semuc Champey Trip

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 Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
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Everyone I’d met in Guatemala raved about this rare spot. True enough, it lived up to expectations. 

The clear water in different shades of blue
A dip in the refreshing water is a perfect way to cool off from the heat
The terraces make plunging into the clear waters so tempting
Rio Cahabón flowing under the limestone bridge
We followed our guide sliding from one waterfall to the next – it had its potential dangers, but boy was it thrilling!
Amazing view over the water
Amazing view over the water

I wouldn’t say it’s off the beaten path – it’s on everyone’s itinerary. It’s quite hard to reach, but many tour operators can bring you there on a day tour. But what makes it so special? I’ll just let these pictures do the talking.

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