Our stop at the breathtaking Semuc Champey will have to be a two part post because I still am unable to wrap my mind around this place..
Deep in the mountains of Guatemala lies an absolutely breathtaking natural splendor called Semuc Champey, which simply means “where the river runs beneath the ground” in the Mayan language. Over time, the raging Cahabon River has eroded the softer rock beneath the surface of this area creating an underground river system and a spectacular formation of turquoise springs on the surface. Eventually the river reappears from the recesses of the Earth as a cascading waterfall – it is a sight to see!
We spent two wonderful days exploring, swimming, and hiking all while trying to pick our jaws up off the ground. This place absolutely blew my mind all while making me feel incredibly alive. There is something about witnessing nature roar that can make you feel so refreshed and revitalized.
I can’t imagine a more perfect marriage of strength and serenity. You’ve got to see it for yourself!
Tomorrow I am going to post pictures from our little water camera and share about out our underground/underwater KanBa cave adventure, which ended up being my favorite memory our our travels thus far. Can’t wait!