pools in the Cahabòn River
|- elevation||380 m (1,247 ft)|
|Area||17.14 km2 (7 sq mi)|
|Founded||Decreto No. 025 2005|
Municipality of Languín
Semuc Champey (Where the river hides under the stones) is a natural monument in the department of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, near the Q'eqchi' Maya town of Lanquín. It consists of a natural 300 m limestone bridge, under which passes the Cahabón River. Atop the bridge is a series of stepped, turquoise pools, a popular swimming attraction. Although it can be difficult to get to, Semuc is becoming more and more popular with travelers.
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