Semuc Champey, Guatemala will reopen on November 10 according to tourism authorities.
In a press release, CONAP said Semuc Champey would reopen on November 10. The opening hours will be 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, Tuesday-Sunday.
The move comes after authorities reached consensus with local communities over health protocols.
Semuc Champey will open at a limited capacity of 60 people per day. Visitors will need to book their trip in advance by phone. Once at the site, they’ll need to follow mask-wearing and social distancing rules.
Esto después de diálogos y consensos con el Consejo Directivo del MNSC. pic.twitter.com/2K4Gj6Yfr6
— CONAP (@CONAPgt) October 31, 2020
Semuc Champey is one of Guatemala’s most beautiful landmarks.
Located in the jungles of eastern Guatemala, Semuc Champey marks a section of the Cahabon River. Here, you’ll find a natural limestone bridge where the river turns into a series of turquoise pools. Each pool links to the other via a waterfall.
The area offer great caving, where you can swim by candlelight, and some awesome tubing. There’s also a lookout point, about a 45-minute hike away, to view Semuc Champey.
Semuc Champey is remote, compared to other attractions in Guatemala. But those who make it there almost always call it a highlight of their trip. It’s always been more on the backpacker trail in Guatemala than places like Tikal or Lale Atitlan, probably due to the remoteness. But this is a part of Guatemala that noone – local, expat, or tourist – should miss.
— PublinewsGT (@PublinewsGT) October 31, 2020
Visitors should book Semuc Champey by calling (502) 3273-7053 or (502) 4014-9921.
James Dyde is the editor of centralamerica.com. He lives in Escazu, Costa Rica.